Justice C. Shannon Bacon will be the UNM School of Law 2024 Commencement Speaker

May 16, 2024


Justice C. Shannon Bacon will serve as the distinguished speaker for the UNM School of Law's 2024 commencement ceremony on May 11, 2024. “I am honored and delighted to speak with the University of New Mexico law school graduates as they enter our honored profession,” Justice Bacon stated.

Justice Bacon recently completed her nearly two-year term as Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court. Before her appointment to the New Mexico Supreme Court in 2019, Justice Bacon served as a District Court Judge in the Second Judicial District of New Mexico and as the Presiding Civil Judge. She also served as the Bernalillo County Water and Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District Judge. Justice Bacon attended Creighton University where she graduated with a Bachelor of History and a J.D. before returning to New Mexico to begin her law career.

Learn more about the 2024 Commencement Ceremony here: https://lawschool.unm.edu/events/commencement/index.html.