Posted: May 6th, 2015 | By: Lisa Snedeker
The Class of 2015 has spoken and has chosen Professor Timothy Davis and Kenny Cushing (JD ’15) to be the speakers for the Wake Forest University School of Law Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 17.
The Hooding Ceremony will be held at 1:45 p.m. in Wait Chapel followed by the Dean’s Reception at 3 p.m. at the Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem. Graduation exercises are scheduled for 9 a.m. on Monday, May 18, at Hearn Plaza. Comedian and late night television host Stephen Colbert will deliver the address at Commencement, which is a private, ticketed event. Learn more about hooding and graduation here.
Since not all of the graduates’ family and friends can travel to Winston-Salem for the Commencement weekend festivities, the law school is providing a free Livestream of the Hooding Ceremony at http://livestream.com/wfu/
Professor Davis is the John W. and Ruth H. Turnage Professor of Law and one the country’s best known sports law scholars. He has co-authored a casebook on sports law, and co-authored “The Business of Sports Agents,” published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. He frequently presents papers and lectures at academic conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Professor Davis serves on the Review Board for the United States Anti-Doping Agency and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Sports Law Institute. Professor Davis teaches Contracts and Sales, and is a member of the Contracts Drafting Committee of the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Prior to coming to Wake Forest, he taught for nine years at Southern Methodist University and practiced commercial litigation in Denver, Colo.
Mr. Cushing, a native of High Point, N.C., is a 2007 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in psychology. Following graduation, he served one year as a volunteer teacher at Nativity Prep in New Bedford, Mass. He then coached college football at Southwest Minnesota State University and Presentation College for two years each before entering law school at Wake Forest. He plans to work at Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia beginning in September. He is engaged to Erin Ullmann and they plan to marry in November.