Trinity Law School Commencement 2022
By March 4, 2022: Complete Intent to Graduate Form March 4-5: JD Graduate Portraits (book time slot here) March 18: JD Graduate Portraits Make-up Day (book time slot here) By March 24th: Order Regalia By April 28th: RSVP for Luncheon May 6, 2022 at 11:30 AM: Graduate and Faculty Prayer Luncheon May 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM: Rehearsal at Fullerton Free Church May 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM: Ceremony at Fullerton Free Church
June 2022: Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file in TLS Student Portal >update your address at www.tls.edu/portal
2801 Brea Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835
From the 57 Freeway, take the Imperial Highway exit and go west. Turn left (south) on Brea Boulevard.
The Main Campus is located on the right after crossing Rolling Hills Drive. You will see a sign for Fullerton Free Church near the main entrance.
Parking at Fullerton Free Church is free. When you arrive, please park in the parking structure on the south side of the Main Campus, or in the handicapped spots near the Worship Center entrance.
The ceremony will be held in the Worship Center, and the reception following the ceremony will be held in The Commons.
Children are welcome to attend and support Graduates’ accomplishments. Please note that we are not providing any separate child care.
Ruth L. Okediji
Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law Harvard Law School
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Ruth L. Okediji is the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Faculty Director of the Harvard Law School Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies, and Co-Director of Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Professor Okediji teaches contracts, international intellectual property (IP), patents, copyright, and courses on Biblical Law. She has held distinguished visiting appointments and taught at many institutions including the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Duke University School of Law, the University of Hawai’i School of Law, University of Haifa Law School (Israel), Tel Aviv University (Israel), and the University of Tilburg Law School (Netherlands). From 2017 – 2020, she held a professorial fellowship at the Thomas More Law School at the Australian Catholic University.
Professor Okediji’s research and scholarship focus on innovation policy, the digital economy, and global knowledge governance. She advises governments and international organizations on a variety of issues at the intersection of IP, international economic law, and human development. She has authored an extensive array of articles, commissioned papers, and book chapters on the relationship between intellectual property, multilateral trade, and human development. She is widely cited for her scholarship on the design and implementation of IP norms in developing and least-developed countries consistent with human welfare goals, and her work on legal regimes related to Traditional Knowledge. Professor Okediji has served as a policy advisor to many inter-governmental organizations, regional economic communities, and national governments on copyright and patent law in the digital economy. She has advised governments on the design of legal frameworks for Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge.
Professor Okediji has held numerous international appointments and leadership roles in multilateral treaty negotiations. In 2015 – 2016, she was appointed by the United Nations Secretary General to the United Nations High Level Panel on Access to Medicines. She served as lead expert and negotiator for the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works, a landmark treaty that ensures that people who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled can access literary works. President Trump signed the documents for the U.S. to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty on January 28, 2019.
Professor Okediji was a member of the U.S. National Academies Board on Science, Technology and Policy Committee on the Impact of Copyright Policy on Innovation in the Digital Era, and in 2021 she completed service as Co-Chair of the National Academies Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy Committee on Advancing Commercialization from the Federal Laboratories.
Over the course of her career, Professor Okediji has received many awards and distinctions for teaching, advising, and mentoring. These include Professor Most Likely To Go Beyond the Call of Duty, the Regents Superior Teaching Award, the Student Bar Association’s Outstanding Professor Award, and a two-time recipient of the Harvard Law School’s Women’s Law Association Shatter the Ceiling Award. She was also twice named an honoree of International Women’s Law Day.
Professor Okediji has been named one of the 50 most influential figures in IP by Managing IP and received the 2019 Public Knowledge IP3 Award. Her latest book, Traditional Knowledge and Modern Justice, is forthcoming in 2023.
Start Here: Intent to Graduate Form
For our planning purposes, students who graduate Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022 must complete this Intent to Graduate Form by March 4th, even if you do not intend to participate in the ceremony. Please complete the form using your TIU Student Email address. Your timely response is appreciated.
Crystal Worley of Crystal Worley Photography will be on campus March 4-5, 2022, to take professional headshot portraits for the 2022 JD graduate class composite at no charge.
We request that all Juris Doctor graduates have their photo taken at this time to be included in the 2021-2022 class photo. Those not present will be listed as “photo not available.”
Graduate students from all degree programs are encouraged to participate as the sitting session is free to the graduating class. The sitting session is a $350 value. Images may be purchased for digital download for $30. These images may be used for business cards, LinkedIn, social media, or job applications.
Your images will be placed in your own private online gallery. Print packages will be also available for purchase.
Please be dressed and ready when arriving for your scheduled session.
Professional attire is required.
- Men: Dark color suit jacket (black, charcoal, grey), tie, clean collared shirt (white or light color).
- Women: Dark color suit jacket or blazer (black, charcoal, grey), professional modest shirt, classic jewelry. In addition, professional style hair and make-up are recommended.
- Cap and gown will be provided for those interested in additional photos.
Regalia, Announcements, Class Rings, and Diploma Frames
Regalia, Announcements, class rings, diploma frames, and other items are available for you to purchase through Jostens.
The cost for the JD cap, gown, and hood is approximately $150.00, plus tax and shipping. The MLS cap, gown, and hood is approximately $70.00, plus tax and shipping. You will be billed for your Regalia directly through Jostens.
- Visit Jostens.com
- Click the SHOP button under “Graduation Cap and Gown” > Student
- SELECT THE “DOCTORATE” or “MASTERS” option to match your degree type.
- When you place your order, you must provide your home address, P.O. BOX addresses will NOT be accepted.
You can also order by Calling: 1-800-
Press 3 for college
Press 3 for cap and gown
Press 2 for ‘other questions’
**CHECK YOUR REGALIA WHEN YOU RECEIVE IT, THIS WILL AVOID ANY LAST MINUTE PANIC**
If ordering a diploma frame, you will be asked for the size of the diploma. JD diplomas measure 11 x 14″ and MLS diplomas measure 8 x 10″.
Graduate and Faculty Prayer Luncheon
Friday, May 7, 2022
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fullerton Free Church – Worship Center
2801 Brea Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835
Rehearsal is a required, graduate-only function that provides the opportunity to spend time with your classmates while also preparing you for the Commencement ceremony. If you are receiving a cord for participation in a student group, your cord will be given to you at rehearsal.
Professional attire is required for Commencement. We recommend dark slacks and dark shoes for males and dark, comfortable heels for women. Please consider the length and color of your gown when selecting your attire, and keep in mind that you will be walking onto, across, and down a platform for your hooding and degree presentation.
Additionally, take the time to remove the wrinkles from your gown. Jostens recommends removing your gown from the packaging and hanging it up as soon as you receive it. You may also press it with a cool/low iron or hang it in a steamy room to gently remove wrinkles. Do not use a hot iron or put it in the dryer.
Add Commencement to your Calendar
Graduates must arrive at Fullerton Free Church by 9:00 AM. When you arrive, please proceed to the Choir Room.
Arrive dressed and ready to go. Bring your Regalia steamed and hung, ready to put on upon arrival to the Choir Room, where we will prepare for the class photo, taken promptly at 9:30 AM, just prior to the procession to the Commencement ceremony.
The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 AM and will conclude by 11:15 AM.
Your photo will be taken by Crystal Worley Photography, our professional photographer, as you cross the stage for your hooding and also for your degree presentation, in addition to many photos taken throughout the Commencement. These professional quality photos are for you to download at no cost.
Beverage and dessert reception will be held immediately following the ceremony at The Commons, Building C, located directly across from the Worship Center.
The TLS Alumni Association exists to connect graduates with opportunities for professional and personal development. All graduates are encouraged to visit the Alumni Association table after the ceremony to meet fellow alumni, learn more about getting involved, and pick up a free gift. You can also connect with fellow graduates on social media:
LinkedIn – Trinity Law School Alumni Association
All Alumni – https://www.facebook.com/groups/trinitylawalumni
MLS Alumni – https://www.facebook.com/groups/trinitylawalumni.mls
Guests are not required to have tickets. Doors to the Worship Center open at 9:30 am.
Guest seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserving seats is not allowed.
Trinity Law School has contracted professional photography and videography services to capture the ceremony and Commencement festivities before and after the ceremony. All graduates will have their photo taken during their hooding and degree presentation.
Guests are welcome to take photos, however, we ask that you sit in the designated photo area as to allow other guests to enjoy the event without interruption. The photo area will be located on the left side of the Worship Center (look for the signs) and provides an excellent view of the graduates as they receive their degree.
Please keep the aisles clear for safety purposes, and refrain from recording videos during the ceremony.
Add Commencement to your Calendar
Persons with disabilities should park in the appropriate parking to meet physical needs. Please contact Christa Skalla at [email protected] to discuss any particular situations that you or your guests foresee. We will do our best to ensure your comfort as you celebrate the achievements of your graduate.
Professional attire is required for Commencement. We recommend dark slacks and dark shoes for males and dark comfortable heels for women. Please consider the length of your gown when selecting your attire, and keep in mind that you will be seated on stage during the ceremony.
Saturday, May 7, 2022 10:00 am
Faculty must arrive at the Chapel by 9:00 AM
The Faculty Photo will be taken at 9:15 AM
Fullerton Free Church – Chapel
2801 Brea Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835
Please park in the parking lot near the Chapel or in the structure located near the Worship Center. Parking is free.
Regalia will be available for pickup in the Faculty Suite beginning on May 2nd.