The UNC School of Law has chosen U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to deliver the school’s commencement address on May 12.
The commencement will take place at 10 a.m. in Carmichael Arena.
The school’s dean John Charles Boger will preside during the ceremony.
A committee of law students from the graduating class chose Holder to speak.
Holder is the second successive U.S. Attorney General to speak at the school’s ceremony. Michael Mukasey, Attorney General under President George W. Bush from 2007 to 2009, spoke in 2009.
Holder was sworn in as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States in February 2009. He was the first African-American man to be sworn into the position.
From 1997 to 2001, Holder served under President Bill Clinton as the Deputy Attorney General.