Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Remembering Professor Myrna S. Raeder

A symposium honoring the work of Professor Myrna Raeder
will take place on Friday, November 14, presented by
Southwestern Law Review
. Click here for details.

Professor Myrna RaederSouthwestern Community Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professor and Criminal Justice Advocate Myrna Raeder

Professor Myrna Raeder, an esteemed member of the Southwestern faculty for nearly 35 years, passed away on November 16. A prominent national figure in legal education and the advancement of criminal justice, Professor Raeder was one of the most highly regarded experts in evidence and a leading advocate for gender equity in the legal profession and the criminal justice system.

Myrna Raeder touched the lives of so many within the law school and the greater community over the decades," Dean Susan Prager said. "Her work was also recognized formally and informally outside the school in multiple ways. Without question, Myrna will be greatly missed, appreciated and remembered."

Professor Raeder garnered major recognition for her leadership, scholarship and advocacy, including one of the American Bar Association's highest honors, the 2002 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, joining an illustrious list of honorees that includes U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was honored in 2003 with the Women Lawyers of Los Angeles Ernestine Stahlhut Award for her unique contributions to the community and the legal profession and was inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame in 2005. In early November 2013, the ABA Criminal Justice Section honored Professor Raeder with its prestigious Charles R. English Award. Continue reading about Professor Raeder.

The links below feature tributes to Professor Raeder presented during a memorial service held in January 2014.

The family has requested that donations in her memory be made to the Myrna Raeder Scholarship Endowment Fund at Southwestern. Information regarding the fund may be obtained from Associate Dean Debra Leathers at

Click here to make a donation online (select "Myrna Raeder Scholarship Endowment Fund" in the drop-down box under Gift Designation).