2013 Georgetown Law Commencement Ceremony

May 9, 2013 —

Greta Van Susteren (L'79, LL.M.'82) Greta Van Susteren (L'79, LL.M.'82)
Walter Pincus (L'01) Walter Pincus (L'01)




Greta Van Susteren (L’79, LL.M.’82) served as Commencement speaker and received an honorary degree.

Walter Pincus (L’01) also received an honorary degree.


Sunday, May 19, 2013, 2:00 p.m.  


Georgetown University Main Campus
Healy Lawn
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057
(Rain Site: McDonough Arena on Main Campus)


After she received her J.D. in 1979, Van Susteren became the first Stuart Stiller Fellow at Georgetown Law, joining the E. Barrett Prettyman-Stuart Stiller Fellowship Program in criminal defense and clinical teaching. She received her LL.M. in 1982 and subsequently served as an adjunct professor at the Law Center from 1984 to 1999. In 2010 she received the Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance (GEMA) alumni achievement award.  

Van Susteren is the host of a primetime news and interview program, “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren,” which launched in 2002 on Fox News Channel.  A former criminal defense and civil trial lawyer, she joined CNN in 1991 as a legal analyst. She spent eleven years there, where she hosted the primetime news and analysis show, “The Point with Greta Van Susteren,” and co-hosted the daily legal program, “Burden of Proof.”

Pincus has been a national security reporter at the Washington Post since 1975. He has written about a variety of subjects, including nuclear weapons, arms control, political campaigns, the American hostages in Iran, and investigations of Congress and the executive branch. Pincus has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. 

Pincus attended Georgetown Law's part-time program, graduating in 2001. In the intervening years, he has returned to campus to participate on panels and serve on advisory boards. He has been a visiting lecturer at Yale University and has taught a seminar at Stanford University's Stanford-in-Washington program since 2002.

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