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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 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...

NEWS NOVEMBER 17, 2014

International Students Grad School Fair

Through the online International Students Day Grad School Fair hosted by CollegeWeek Live on November 19, Southwestern faculty,...

NEWS NOVEMBER 14, 2014

ABA Criminal Justice Section Names Award After Professor Myrna Raeder

The Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association has established a new award, which is named in memory of...

NEWS NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Moot Court team Wins Second Place regional round of competition

Southwestern’s team of Rebecca Eckley (writer) and oralists Roy Manukyan and Candace Rodriguez delivered an outstanding...

NEWS NOVEMBER 06, 2014

Negotiation Team Takes Second at Regional Competition, Advances to Nationals

At the regional rounds of the ABA Negotiation Competition held during the first weekend in November in Orange, CA, Southwestern...