Microsoft President Speaks To Grads

Microsoft President Brad Smith challenged University of Dayton School of Law grads to do something to serve their community as they begin their time as lawyers.

Smith spoke at UDSL's commencement Saturday to 94 graduates and their families.

Smith encouraged graduates to work to understand others if they want to be successful lawyers.

“I believe it’s one the greatest callings any of us can look forward to pursuing," Smith says. "It requires us to stand up for other people the way we stand up for ourselves.”

Smith talked about the importance of law at a time when the country seems more polarized.

"The world needs great lawyers and outstanding attorneys," Smith says. "They need them to not only represent clients but to contribute to causes."

Smith started with Microsoft in 1993 and is now the company’s president and chief legal officer. He has worked with governments around the world to oversee numerous negotiations dealing with competition law and intellectual property agreements.

The School of Law is at the forefront of cyber law thanks to our internationally recognized Program in Law and Technology. Students can take more than a dozen courses in the area of technology law. The program prepares them to deal with the major issues facing our world in an age of constant technological change.

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