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Southwestern Alumni: Leading the Way

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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 NOVEMBER 20, 2014

Scholarly Pursuits: ADR Scholars from around the country gather at Southwestern for AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section's Works-in-Progress Conference

On November 7 and 8, Southwestern hosted the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Alternative Dispute Resolution...

NEWS NOVEMBER 17, 2014

International Students Grad School Fair

Through the online International Students Day Grad School Fair hosted by CollegeWeek Live on November 19, Southwestern faculty,...

NEWS NOVEMBER 14, 2014

ABA Criminal Justice Section Names Award After Professor Myrna Raeder

The Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association has established a new award, which is named in memory of...

NEWS NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Moot Court team Wins Second Place regional round of competition

Southwestern’s team of Rebecca Eckley (writer) and oralists Roy Manukyan and Candace Rodriguez delivered an outstanding...

NEWS NOVEMBER 06, 2014

Negotiation Team Takes Second at Regional Competition, Advances to Nationals

At the regional rounds of the ABA Negotiation Competition held during the first weekend in November in Orange, CA, Southwestern...

NEWS OCTOBER 30, 2014

Southwestern to Host Symposium Dedicated to the Memory of Renowned Professor, Scholar and Gender Equity Advocate Myrna Raeder

When renowned scholar and beloved Southwestern Law School Professor Myrna S. Raeder passed away on November 16, 2013, she left...

NEWS OCTOBER 29, 2014

TAHP Team Takes Second Place at National Competition

At the 24th Annual San Diego Defense Lawyers' Mock Trial Competition held last weekend, Southwestern's team of Monica Arellano,...

NEWS OCTOBER 21, 2014

Southwestern to host AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section's Works-in-Progress Conference

On November 7 and 8, Southwestern will host the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Alternative Dispute Resolution...

NEWS OCTOBER 15, 2014

Southwestern Law School to Honor Outstanding Members of the Entertainment Law Community

Daniel M. Petrocelli ‘80, Jared Jussim and the late Ed Hookstratten ‘57 to receive awards at the Donald E. Biederman...

NEWS OCTOBER 10, 2014

Recent JD/MBA Graduates Share their Perspectives on the Concurrent Degree Program

Recent JD/MBA graduates share their perspectives on the concurrent degree program offered by Southwestern and The Drucker...