This year’s Georgetown Law Commencement Speaker is alumna and former Law Center professor Greta Van Susteren (L’79, LL.M. ‘82), according to an announcement published April 30, 2:19 p.m., on Van Susteren’s website. Van Susteren is known for her current role as a Fox News personality.
An excerpt from Van Susteren’s announcment is included below:
“Georgetown Law Center has invited me to be their 2013 Commencement speaker as well as the recipient of an Honorary Degree (I have two law degrees from Georgetown — JD and LLM…but the Honorary degree is particularly fun!)
So how long did it take for me to make up my mind and accept? oh…maybe 1 second (or even a 1/2 second?) It is my alma mater and that’s always particularly fun.
I loved Georgetown. I had so much fun going to law school at G’town and it has shaped my career in so many ways. I also spent years as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown — until the students got just too smart for me and I could not keep up with them.
Yes, going to Georgetown was one of those ‘game changers’ in life.”
Neither Georgetown University nor Georgetown Law administration has publicly confirmed Van Susteren’s status as Commencement Speaker or status as honorary degree recipient. As of May 1, 2013, the Office of Dean of Students and Dean’s Office have both declined to comment. The Georgetown Law Office of Student Life (OSL) also declined to comment, except to note that OSL “does not have a hand in choosing the [Commencement] speaker.”
In a blog post on May 1, Van Susteren noted: “[N]ow I just have to write a good speech! That feels like being back in school!”
Van Susteren currently hosts “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” airing weeknights at 10pm ET on Fox News Channel. Last year, Forbes Magazine ranked Van Susteren #94 on their annual “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list.