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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.

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Southwestern team wins National Sports Negotiation Competition

Out of the 40 teams from across the nation that participated in the Thomas Jefferson National Sports Law Negotiation...


Armed Forces Law Society assists veterans on and off campus

When Andy Beltran began his first year of law school in the Fall of 2013, he joined the Armed Forces Law Society (AFLS), a...


Professor VanLandingham wins international scholarly essay competition

Professor Rachel VanLandingham has been selected as the winner of the second edition of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Essay...


Sex Offenses: Lessons from the Front Lines Southwestern Law School Symposium Explores How The Criminal Justice System Deals with Sex Crimes

Rape and sexual assault strike at the heart of a person’s autonomy, causing damage that ripples across society, both in the...

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Southwestern Law School Receives 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Southwestern Law School has received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity...

NEWS AUGUST 25, 2015

Dr. Hadian is First at Southwestern to Earn Bioscience Law Certificate

Southwestern/Keck partnership offers unique curriculum Dr. Mehrnaz Hadian, a critical care physician and fourth-year evening...

NEWS AUGUST 17, 2015

Alumni Q&A: Cindy Johnson '00

An interview with Cindy Johnson, President of the Southwestern Alumni Association, on the goals and priorities of the Alumni...

NEWS AUGUST 12, 2015

New LAWS and Academic Success Faculty Appointed

With the commencement of the 2015-2016 academic year, Southwestern welcomes two new faculty members. Kathryn Falk Fehrman has...

NEWS AUGUST 06, 2015

Southwestern Takes Top Honors at Delta Theta Phi Convention

Southwestern's Hon. Marshall Francis McComb Delta Theta Phi Senate had a very impressive showing at the international legal...

NEWS AUGUST 03, 2015

Professor Cameron Elected Vice Chair of LA's Employee Relations Board

Professor Christopher Cameron has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Los Angeles Employee Relations Board (LAERB), one...

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