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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 APRIL 25, 2017

Children’s Rights Clinic Successfully Defends Two At-Risk Students

Southwestern’s Children’s Rights Clinic has recently scored two victories resulting in positive outcomes for a pair of...

NEWS APRIL 24, 2017

SCALE Students Win First Place at National Negotiation Competition

On April 20, SCALE II students Joe Nuñez and Nico Mamone won the ABA Representation in Mediation competition in San Francisco....

NEWS APRIL 24, 2017

Southwestern Alumna completes White House Internship Program

Southwestern Alumna Davetta Selma ’14 has completed the Spring 2016 White House Internship Program, an intensive, unpaid,...

NEWS APRIL 21, 2017

Southwestern Ranked Tallest Law School and Recognized for Practical Training and Intellectual Property Programs in preLaw Magazine.

In its Spring 2017 issue, preLaw Magazine ranked Southwestern as the tallest law school in the country (page 4), towering over...

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NEWS APRIL 17, 2017

Negotiation Team Takes Second Place at Competition

At the recent National Basketball Negotiation Competition, hosted by the Fordham Sports Law Forum in New York, Southwestern’s...

NEWS APRIL 12, 2017

First Year Students Compete in Intramural Competitions

For the ninth consecutive year, Southwestern’s three-track Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS) curriculum has enabled...

NEWS APRIL 07, 2017

Moot Court Team Reaches Semifinals and Wins Best Brief at Competition in New York

At the 32nd Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition held at Brooklyn Law School in New York during the first...

NEWS MARCH 29, 2017

Professors Heilman, Waisman and Stark Receive 2017 Excellence in Teaching Awards from Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School is pleased to announce that Professors Dov Waisman, John Heilman, and Edward Stark have been selected...

NEWS MARCH 17, 2017

BLSA Teams Excel at National Competition

At the 49th Annual National Black Law Students Association convention held March 7 to 12 in Houston, Texas, two teams...

NEWS MARCH 14, 2017

Mobile App Challenge Teaches Law Students Tech for the Trade

Southwestern Law School is in the midst of an exciting new addition to its curriculum—a hands-on course that takes students...

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