The 2014 Commencement ceremony took place on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the UIC Forum in Chicago. Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul, a 1993 Chicago-Kent graduate, delivered the keynote address. Valedictorian Yu Di delivered the J.D. Commencement address, and Monica Hernandez, LL.M. in International Intellectual Property Law, delivered the graduate address. A champagne reception was held following the ceremony for family, friends, and guests.