The keynote speaker for this year's Gould School of Law Commencement Ceremony will be The Honorable André Birotte, Jr.
The Honorable André Birotte, Jr. is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California and previously served as U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California. On July 22, 2014, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Judge Birotte to serve as a district judge in Los Angeles after being appointed by President Barack Obama. He graduated from Tufts University with a degree in psychology and received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law.