Mass. SJC Chief Justice to Speak at Law School

Chief Justice Roderick IrelandMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland will give the Commencement Address at the 2011 Boston College Law School Commencement on May 27 at 10:30 a.m. on BC’s Newton Campus.

A jurist for more than three decades, Ireland became the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court when he was appointed in 1997, and last December became the court’s first African-American chief justice. He is an expert in juvenile law and authored Massachusetts Juvenile Law, a volume of the Massachusetts Practice Series. He has received several awards for his work with youths.

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