U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will present the keynote address at the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Class of 2021 graduation celebration. The event will take place at 4 p.m. on May 7, 2021, and is being held virtually.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has committed her life’s work to public service, fighting for fairness, equality and opportunity because she believes that with each passing year and each generation, our country must become more equal – not less.

Senator Tammy Baldwin was born in Madison and raised by her grandparents in the Badger State. Her grandfather was a scientist at the University of Wisconsin and her grandmother was a seamstress at the university theater company. Baldwin graduated from Madison West High School and went on to double-major in political science and mathematics at Smith College. In 1989, Baldwin proudly received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin, and for over three decades, she has represented the UW at the local, state and federal level.

She served on the Madison Common Council; was elected to four terms on the Dane County Board of Supervisors; and in 1992, she was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly, serving three terms. In 1998, Baldwin was elected to represent Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District. After serving 14 years in the House of Representatives, Baldwin was elected to the Senate in 2012, shattering the state’s glass ceiling as Wisconsin’s first woman to serve in the Senate, and the first openly gay member elected to the Senate.

Senator Baldwin was reelected in 2018, and serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee and is the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration. In addition, Baldwin is a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Along with Senator Baldwin, the graduating class has selected Miriam Seifter, associate professor of law, as its faculty speaker. Catelin Aiwohi and Brittani Miller, J.D. graduates, and Yuanyuan Ren, a graduate law student, were selected as the student speakers for the ceremony.

The event is in addition to, and does not replace, the university-wide commencement. The Law School will provide a live stream of the ceremony. For more information, visit the graduation website.



Submitted by Law School News on April 26, 2021

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