Bar News - April 19, 2017
Hassan to Give UNH Law Grad Address
The University of New Hampshire School of Law recently announced that US Senator for New Hampshire Maggie Hassan will deliver the law school’s commencement address Saturday, May 20, in Concord. She will also receive an honorary degree from the school.
Hassan was New Hampshire’s 81st governor and served two terms beginning in 2013. She was elected to the US Senate in 2016, where her committee assignments include homeland security and governmental affairs; health, education, labor and pensions; commerce, science, and transportation; and the joint economic committee.
Hassan first earned election to the state senate in 2004 representing the Seacoast area’s 23rd district and served as both president pro tempore and majority leader during her three terms in office. Hassan earned a BA from Brown University and a JD from the Northeastern School of Law. She joined the NH Bar Association in 1997.