2007 Commencement Speaker:
Bill Hohengarten '84

hohengarten imageBill Hohengarten '84 is a partner at the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm Jenner & Block, concentrating in Supreme Court and appellate litigation. At the request of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, he was one of the leaders of the legal team that successfully challenged state sodomy laws in the landmark 2003 U.S. Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas. Hohengarten majored in history at Reed, studied in Germany on a Fulbright, obtained a Ph.D. in philosophy at Northwestern University, then attended Yale Law School. He was a notes editor on the Yale Law Journal and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter before entering private law practice. He is an avid wilderness camper and has run seven marathons.