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Ohio Northern University law graduates inducted into U.S. Supreme Court

Jul 31, 2009
ADA — Ohio Northern University’s Claude W. Pettit College of Law held its fifth United States Supreme Court admission ceremony in Washington, D.C., on June 8.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. inducted 33 ONU law graduates as members of the U.S. Supreme Court, one of the largest groups the court has ever had for a swearing-in ceremony. Over 110 alumni, family and guests attended.
David Crago, dean of the College of Law and professor of law, welcomed and congratulated the inductees on their accomplishments. Johnnie Johnson, a 1970 Ohio Northern alumnus, acted as movant in the ceremony.
After the ceremony, inductees and their guests were escorted to the East Conference Room in the Supreme Court building to celebrate their admission. Following the reception, inductees returned to the courtroom for a presentation by the curator of the Marshal’s Office and then to the building’s front steps for a group photo.
Admission to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court requires a practice of at least three years in good standing in the highest court of a state, commonwealth, territory or possession.
“This is an honor and a privilege for our graduates to be sworn in to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States,” said Crago.
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