Federal judge speaking to Charleston law grads

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A federal judge is set to address graduates from the Charleston School of Law.

U.S. District Judge Patrick Michael Duffy is speaking to 33 graduates at the academic hooding ceremony Sunday at Physicians Memorial Auditorium on the College of Charleston campus.

Duffy is a graduate of The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law. He served in the military, as an assistant county attorney and worked in private practice before becoming a federal judge in 1995.

Duffy is a visiting professor at the Charleston School of Law and has chaired the school's advisory board since 2007.

The Charleston School of Law opened in August 2004 and has about 700 students.

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