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Federal judge Cornelia Kennedy, '47, to receive honorary degree at Winter Commencement

Sister JudgesBy Katie Vloet
Dec. 14, 2012

Cornelia G. Kennedy, BA '45, JD '47, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the University of Michigan's Winter Commencement at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 in Crisler Center. Kennedy, who recently retired as a senior judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and is the first woman appointed to the federal bench in Michigan, is one of the state's longest-serving jurists.

Read more in the story about Kennedy and her sister, Margaret Schaeffer, who also was a judge. The article originally appeared in the fall 2012 issue of the Law Quadrangle.



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