NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Law celebrated the graduation of 153 juris doctorate and 20 Master of Law students May 10 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall.
Robert E. Bacharach, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit judge, was the keynote speaker.
President Barack Obama nominated Bacharach on Jan. 4, 2013, when the seat was vacated by Robert Henry. The U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination Feb. 25, 2013, and he received his commission Feb. 28, 2013.
Before serving on the United States Court of Appeals, Bacharach was a U.S. magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Oklahoma.
In his address, Bacharach told the students one of the biggest factors to success is staying true to who they are.
“Be yourself. Never try to be something you are not.” he said, “Realize you are different than everyone else in this room. You need not be anyone else. Embrace that.”
Bacharach graduated from OU with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1981 and graduated from Washington University School of Law with his juris doctorate degree in 1985.
Following graduation from law school, Judge Bacharach served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable William J. Holloway Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
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