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Bruce Duthu to Speak at Convocation

The 2007 Convocation address will be given by N. Bruce Duthu '80, the Gordon Russell Visiting Professor in Dartmouth's Native American Studies Program and a professor of law at Vermont Law School.

"I'm deeply honored to have been asked to give this year's Convocation address," says Duthu. "Besides welcoming the newest members of the Dartmouth family, I see these events as important occasions to celebrate and revitalize our commitment to providing the best liberal arts education in the country."

Duthu, who is a member of the United Houma Nation of Louisiana, received his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 1983. He remained in New Orleans for several years, working as a trial lawyer before returning to Dartmouth in 1986 to serve as director of the Native American Program. In 1989, he was named associate dean of freshman and director of the Intensive Academic Support Program. During these years, Duthu also developed and taught a course in Native Americans and the Law and, in 1991, he joined the regular faculty at Vermont Law School. He has continued to offer the course on Native Americans and the Law at Dartmouth.

Convocation will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. in Leede Arena.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08