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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 JANUARY 21, 2015

Southwestern receives grant from California Bar Foundation to grow diversity pipeline program

In an effort to help increase diversity in the legal profession, the California Bar Foundation has awarded Southwestern Law...

NEWS JANUARY 14, 2015

Southwestern Students Recognized for Contributions to Public Service

Six Southwestern students were recently recognized for their dedication to serving those in need. Karina Godoy received the...

NEWS JANUARY 12, 2015

Southwestern, UCLA and Pepperdine Law Schools Receive State Bar Grant to Establish Attorney Incubator Program Consortium

The State Bar of California's Commission on Access to Justice has awarded a grant to Southwestern Law School, UCLA School of...

NEWS JANUARY 08, 2015

Southwestern Deans make Top 25 "Most Influential People in Legal Education"

Once again, Southwestern is the only law school to be mentioned three times in the National Jurist’s Top 25 “Most...

NEWS DECEMBER 18, 2014

Southwestern Alumna and Trustee Provides Essential Mentoring and Scholarship Funds to Women J.D. and J.D./M.B.A. students

Larraine Segil ’79 had always attended the most prestigious schools when living in South Africa. But when she and her husband...

NEWS DECEMBER 17, 2014

Keeping it Reel: Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Clearing and Distributing Real Content in the Digital Age

The concept of fair use is deceptively simple, and it has perplexed attorneys, creators of expressive works and courts....

NEWS DECEMBER 04, 2014

Steven P. Byrne '77 Elected to Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees

Steven P. Byrne ’77, a highly respected expert in property law and finance who has taken on leadership roles in the...

NEWS DECEMBER 02, 2014

Southwestern's Biederman Blog Again Makes ABA Blawg 100 - Votes needed to earn top spot in IP

Southwestern’s Biederman Blog has once again been nominated for the ABA Annual Blawg 100! Help us earn a top slot in the...

NEWS NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Southwestern Partners with "Giving Tuesday" to Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

For the second year, Southwestern has joined the national movement and become a proud partner of Giving Tuesday, coinciding...

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...