For Immediate Release:  May 5, 2010
2010, 05, 05

Commissioner Dora B. Schriro to Deliver Commencement Address at Hofstra Law School

Commissioner Dora B. Schriro to Deliver Commencement Address at Hofstra Law School

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Kristen McMahon
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Hofstra Law
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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Commissioner Dora B. Schriro of the New York City Department of Correction will deliver the keynote address at Hofstra Law School's commencement ceremony to be held on Sunday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, Hofstra University.

Commissioner Schriro was appointed to direct New York City's 13,500 inmate jail system by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on September 21, 2009. Immediately prior, she had served as Special Advisor to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Detention and Removal, and Director of the Office of Detention Policy and Planning for the Department.

Previously, Commissioner Schriro served for six years as the Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections and, from 1993 to 2001, as Director of the Missouri Department of Corrections. In each state, she was the first woman selected to lead the agency.

DATE:              Sunday, May 16  
TIME:               7:30 p.m
PLACE:             David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
                              Hofstra University
                              Hempstead, NY 11549


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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located 40 minutes from New York City in suburban Long Island. Hofstra Law is home to nearly 850 students, an alumni base of more than 10,600 members and a distinguished faculty of more than 50 professors, including many scholars recognized as national and international experts in their field. The law school is part of Hofstra University and is fully accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

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