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Alumna Elizabeth Warren, “One Of 100 Most Influential People In World,” Will Receive Honorary Degree, Address Rutgers Law Graduates

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WHO: Elizabeth Warren, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Class of 1976, chaired the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), and served as chief adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission. Warren, one of the nation’s leading legal scholars, was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and by the National Law Journal as one of the 50 most influential women attorneys in America. She currently serves as Assistant to the President of the United States and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

WHAT: Warren will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Rutgers University and also will deliver the commencement address to the 245 members of the Class of 2011 of the Rutgers School of Law-Newark. RSVP REQUIRED: capizzi@rutgers.edu, or 973/353-5263.

WHEN/WHERE: 10 a.m., Friday, May 26, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street, Newark, N.J.

BACKGROUND: Warren, who has testified before Congress on behalf of American families, was named chair the Congressional Oversight Panel for the $700 billion TARP in 2008. Warren has written nine books, including national best-sellers, and more than a hundred scholarly articles dealing with credit and economic stress. Her academic books on bankruptcy and debtor/creditor law are widely used in American law schools.
As a Rutgers law student, Warren served as editor of the Rutgers Law Review. She began her teaching career at Rutgers law school, in 1977. She lived in New Jersey for nearly a decade while her husband worked for Bell Labs.

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