Linda Klein, who became the first woman to serve as president of the State Bar of Georgia in 1997, is a senior managing shareholder at Baker Donelson. Klein also serves on the executive committee of the Buckhead Coalition.
Steven Kaminshine, GSU dean and professor of law, called Klein a “force in the national legal community.”
“Her dedication to the profession, advocacy work and strong work ethic serves as a great model for our graduates as they embark on their journeys into the legal world,” Kaminshine said in a news release.
Klein said it will be a “pleasure” to join Kaminshine at his final event as dean, as he will step down to return to a faculty position at the end of June.
“I’ve been living and practicing law here in Atlanta for many years, so I know Dean Kaminshine’s outstanding reputation among lawyers and scholars,” Klein said.
Klein’s address is to be heard by 192 Juris Doctor graduates and 26 Master of Laws graduates at 4:30 p.m. in the Georgia State University Sports Arena, located at 125 Decatur St.
If you can’t make it, watch the ceremony live at livestream.com/georgiastate.
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