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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 MAY 13, 2015

Professor Gunning Appointed to LA County Human Relations Commission

On May 5, Professor Isabelle Gunning was appointed to the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission by County Supervisor...

NEWS MAY 11, 2015

Signing on the Dotted Line: Southwestern to host MCLE event focusing on key aspects of family law

On Saturday, June 6, the Southwestern Alumni Association will present Signing on the Dotted Line: A Family Law MCLE Event &...

NEWS MAY 05, 2015

Author to Discuss "Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust" at Southwestern CLE Event

On Thursday, May 21, author and legal scholar Michael Bazyler will visit Southwestern to discuss his book Forgotten Trials of...

NEWS MAY 05, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter Once Again Names Southwestern a Top Entertainment Law School

Since The Hollywood Reporter initiated its "Top Entertainment Law Schools" list in 2012, Southwestern has been included all...

NEWS APRIL 30, 2015

Trial Advocacy Honors Program Wins Annual Honors Program Members' Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program, the 2015 winners of Southwestern's annual Honors Program...

NEWS APRIL 28, 2015

Negotiation Team Takes Second Place at National Competition

After winning the regional round of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition in March, Southwestern’s team of Amanda...

NEWS APRIL 28, 2015

First year law students continue tradition of superb advocacy

One of the most innovative aspects of Southwestern's curriculum is the way that first-year students learn about legal analysis,...

NEWS APRIL 22, 2015

Southwestern Students Recognized for Contributions to Public Service

At the Sixth Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon at Southwestern, six graduating students were recognized for their...

NEWS APRIL 20, 2015

Commencement Speaker and Singer Selected

At Southwestern's 100th Commencement Ceremony on May 17 at the Shrine Auditorium, part-time evening student Mark Talise will...

NEWS APRIL 14, 2015

Dean Marks, Motion Picture Association of America's Chief of Global Content Protection, "In Conversation" at Southwestern Law School

Dean Marks, Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief of Global Content Protection at the Motion Picture...