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Southwestern Alumni: Leading the Way

Southwestern alumni have always been trailblazers and continue to have tremendous influence in the legal profession as well as the civic and business sectors.

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The law school's first graduate was Betty Trier Berry, who became the first woman lawyer to work for a public defender's office in the United States. The next year, among Southwestern graduates was B. Rey Schauer who went on to serve as a distinguished member of the California Supreme Court, setting the path to be followed by other Southwestern alumni such as Justice Stanley Mosk, the longest serving justice in the Court's history, and Justice Paul Peek who also served as California Secretary of State and Speaker of the Assembly. In the many decades since, Southwestern alumni have continued that tradition of leadership, distinguishing themselves as independent thinkers and legal pioneers.

But Southwestern alumni are much more than an historical footnote. They are an integral part of the ongoing success of the school. They serve as mentors, sponsors, advisors, and the source of a far-reaching network opening doors for current students and graduates. They pave the way in a wide range of law and law-related professions, and they demonstrate - in board rooms and court rooms, in front of television cameras and behind the scenes - the real strength of a Southwestern education.

News and Events

NEWS FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Professor Robert Lutz Appointed to Task Force on International Commercial Arbitration

Professor Robert Lutz has been appointed to the Supreme Court International Commercial Arbitration Working Group by Hon. Tani...

NEWS FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Southwestern to Offer Dual LL.M. Degree Program with Law School in India

Southwestern has partnered with the Jindal Global Law School in India to offer an 18-month dual LL.M. degree program. Upon...

NEWS FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Southwestern Law School to Honor Prominent Alumni and Friends at Annual Awards Event

On Thursday, March 9, the Southwestern Alumni Association will honor distinguished members of the Southwestern Law School...

NEWS FEBRUARY 06, 2017

Southwestern Recognized for Diversity and International Programs in preLaw Magazine

In its Winter 2017 issue, preLaw Magazine ranked Southwestern 8th in the nation for diversity among law schools (page 29). In...

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NEWS JANUARY 17, 2017

Dean Prager and Professor Carpenter Among "Most Influential People in Legal Education 2016"

Once again, Dean Susan Prager and Professor Catherine Carpenter have landed in the National Jurist’s Top 25 "Most Influential...

NEWS JANUARY 10, 2017

Southwestern Shines at Western Regional BLSA Convention

Last weekend, at the Western Regional Black Law Students Association Convention held at Seattle University School of Law,...

NEWS JANUARY 10, 2017

Alumnus Elected to Board of Directors of San Francisco's Federal Reserve Bank

Sanford Michelman '95, co-founder and chairman of Michelman & Robinson LLP in Los Angeles, was elected to the Board of...

NEWS JANUARY 09, 2017

Southwestern and the Media Law Resource Center Present 14th Annual Conference

As the digital age makes it easier than ever for anyone to generate original and derivative works while expanding the reach of...

NEWS DECEMBER 21, 2016

Alumna Appointed Chief Judge of the Nevada Court of Appeals

On January 2, Hon. Abbi Silver '89, will become the first woman to serve as Chief Judge of the Nevada Court of Appeals. She was...

NEWS DECEMBER 19, 2016

Negotiation Team Earns Second Place at Regional Competition

Last month, at the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition in San Diego, Southwestern's team of Blanca Martinez and Nolan Scarr...

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