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May 4, 2012
Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court to Give Commencement Address at Campbell Law Graduation

RALEIGH, N.C. –General William K. Suter, Clerk of the United States Supreme Court, will deliver the commencement address at Campbell Law School’s graduation ceremony on Friday, May 11. The ceremony is slated for 10 a.m. in downtown Raleigh at Meymandi Concert Hall, located at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. 

General Suter, who also sits on the Campbell Law School Board of Visitors, has served as Clerk of the United States Supreme Court since 1991. He is the 19th person to hold that position. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, General Suter was a career Army Judge Advocate, retiring with the rank of Major General.

General Suter has served in numerous positions of responsibility around the world, including Appellate Judge, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate of the U.S. Army Vietnam, Staff Judge Advocate of the 101stAirborne Division, Commandant of the JAG School, and the Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Army. His military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.

General Suter is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, La. He attended Trinity on a basketball scholarship and Tulane on an academic scholarship. General Suter worked on the Tulane Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He is a graduate of the Judge Advocate General’s School Graduate Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. 



Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 25 years, Campbell Law’s overall record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit




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