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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.

News and Events

NEWS APRIL 29, 2016

Southwestern Law Review Wins Annual Honors Program Members' Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Southwestern Law Review, the 2016 winners of Southwestern's annual Honors Program...

NEWS APRIL 28, 2016

Commencement 2016 Student Speaker and Singer Selected

At Southwestern's 101st Commencement Ceremony on May 15 at the Shrine Auditorium, Damaris Santamaria will deliver the student...

NEWS APRIL 22, 2016

Southwestern Students Honored for Public Service Contributions at Annual Lunch

Public interest is a central component of Southwestern’s curriculum and philosophy, and students are encouraged to...

NEWS APRIL 22, 2016

Southwestern Alumna Receives Two Prestigious Criminal Defense Practice Awards

Steffeny Holtz '94 is the 2016 recipient of the Criminal Courts Bar Association’s Jerry Giesler Memorial Award and the Los...

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NEWS APRIL 21, 2016

Southwestern Featured Among Hollywood Reporter's "Top Entertainment Law Schools"

Since 2012, when The Hollywood Reporter initiated its annual "Top Entertainment Law Schools" list, Southwestern has been...

NEWS APRIL 15, 2016

Southwestern and the "Trial of the Century"

FX Network’s “American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson” recently concluded its 10-episode run and sparked a...

NEWS APRIL 14, 2016

Strong advocacy skills help first-year LAWS students excel in Intramural Competitions

Since 2009, Southwestern has offered a unique, three-track Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS) curriculum for students....

NEWS APRIL 13, 2016

Southwestern Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the U.S. District Court's Central District

On March 18, 2016 Southwestern Law School and the Southwestern Journal of International Law hosted a symposium. The U.S....

NEWS MARCH 29, 2016

Southwestern Community Salutes Outstanding Alumni and Friends

Distinguished members of the bench and bar were feted at the 27th Annual Alumni Awards Gala and Reunion hosted by the...

NEWS MARCH 23, 2016

Justice Ming Chin of the California Supreme Court to Speak at Southwestern Law School Commencement Ceremony

The Honorable Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, will deliver the keynote address at...

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