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Massachusetts School of Law Announces Peter Roby as Commencement Speaker, Recipient of Honorary Degree at Upcoming Graduation Ceremony

Apr 20, 2018

Andover, MA (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2018 – The Massachusetts School of Law (MSLAW) is proud to announce that esteemed athlete, sports educator, administrator, coach, and executive, Peter Roby will deliver the commencement address at the school’s June 1st graduation ceremony. Roby will also receive MSLAW’s highest award, an honorary law degree.

Recently retired after a decade as Northeastern University’s Athletic Director, Roby is a former men’s basketball head coach at Harvard University, marketing vice president at Reebok and director of Northeastern’s Center for Sport in Society. He also served as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for five years and was named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute of International Sport in 2007.

Northeastern’s competitive success during Roby’s tenure was matched only by its student-athletes’ performance in the classroom, and community service involvement. He is also known as a champion of the role sports can play in bringing about positive social change through research, education and advocacy.

“Peter’s proven leadership skills, along with his legacy of encouraging student academic excellence and community service involvement are inspirational,” says MSLAW’s Dean, Michael L. Coyne. “We’re honored to have him join us at our Commencement Exercises.”

The Massachusetts School of Law graduation ceremony will take place on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m at the Collins Center in Andover, located at 100 Shawsheen Road.


Diane Sullivan
Massachusetts School of Law
Phone: (978) 681-0800
E-mail: dianes@mslaw.edu