Professor Deborah Brazil '96 Selected as LACBA and CLAY Prosecutor of the Year
Deborah Brazil '96, an alumna and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern, has earned two distinguished accolades for her outstanding work as co-counsel in the successful prosecution of Dr. Conrad Murray for involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop singer Michael Jackson. The Criminal Justice Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) has named her Prosecutor of the Year. She will receive this award, along with her co-counsel David Walgren, at the 2012 Criminal Justice Awards Dinner, which will be held on May 9 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. At the LACBA event, two additional Southwestern graduates will be honored - Robert Schwartz '76 as Defense Attorney of the Year and Gigi Gordon '82, who will be honored posthumously for her service to the community.
California Lawyer Magazine also selected Professor Brazil (along with Mr. Walgren) as 2012 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) in the Criminal Law category. Southwestern recently conducted an interview with Professor Brazil to find out more about her experiences as a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney as well what she enjoys most about teaching Trial Advocacy to future lawyers at Southwestern.