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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (Photo: Martin Bertrand/hanslucas.com/Bloomberg)

Columbia Law School has snagged a big name for its upcoming virtual commencement ceremony—U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Blinken graduated from the Manhattan law school in 1988 and went on to serve in various government positions before becoming secretary of state in January. He has a tough act to follow, however. Columbia’s Class of 2020 heard remarks from Joe Biden, the former vice president who was then the presumed Democratic presidential nominee. (Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi Biden, was among the school’s graduates last year.)

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Karen Sloan

Karen Sloan is the Legal Education Editor and Senior Writer at ALM. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @KarenSloanNLJ Sign up for Ahead of the Curve—her weekly email update on trends and innovation in legal education—here: https://www.law.com/briefings/ahead-of-the-curve/

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