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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 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...

NEWS APRIL 09, 2015

Professor Watson to Retire after 36 years with Southwestern

Professor Catherine Kunkel Watson ’86, will begin full retirement at the end of this semester after 36 years with the...

NEWS APRIL 03, 2015

Southwestern reaches semifinals and wins Best Brief at National Competition

At the Fifth Annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition hosted by Elon University School of Law,...

NEWS MARCH 31, 2015

Southwestern Takes Second Place at State Bar Environmental Law Negotiation Competition

At the 16th Annual Student Environmental Negotiations Competition hosted by the Environmental Law Section of the California...

NEWS MARCH 27, 2015

California Supreme Court Justice Carol Corrigan to Speak at Southwestern Law School Commencement

The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, will deliver the keynote address at...

NEWS MARCH 20, 2015

Conference to Explore Challenges to Online Privacy

Prominent scholars, lawyers and government officials will gather for the Second Annual Online Privacy Conference at...

NEWS MARCH 16, 2015

Professors Yokoyama, Heilman, and Blumenfeld Receive 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards from Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School is pleased to announce that Professors Dennis Yokoyama, John Heilman, and Stan Blumenfeld have been...

NEWS MARCH 13, 2015

Southwestern Students Selected as 2015 Employee Justice Fellows

Southwestern students Paymon Mondegari and Candace Rodriguez know firsthand how the combination of preparation, faculty advice...