Michigan State University College of Law has chosen John F. Schaefer, founder and managing partner of The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer, and long-time professor and Trustee Emeritus, to deliver its 2017-2018 commencement address for the law school’s 2017 fall, and 2018 spring and summer graduates.
The commencement will take place 11 a.m., Friday, May 11 at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on the MSU campus in East Lansing.
“I’m humbled and honored to serve MSU in its law school graduation ceremony,” said Schaefer, who is an alum and long-time supporter of MSU College of Law, having served as trustee emeritus and adjunct law professor for more than 30 years. The College of Law library is named after him.
The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer was founded in 1996 and is dedicated the practice of matrimonial and family law. Schaefer, an internationally recognized family law expert, specializes in complex and high-profile divorce cases and keeps offices in Birmingham, Grosse Pointe and Harbor Springs. The Michigan State University College of Law library is named after him and he has served as trustee emeritus and adjunct law professor for more than 30 years. He serves, and has served, on numerous boards and associations including the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where he was past president of its Michigan chapter, and past president of the Oakland County Bar Association.