In 2009, the number of Alumni Board of Directors increased from twenty to thirty allowing for the election of fifteen new board members. In addition board committees were restructured to better serve the needs of the alumni and student body, significantly increasing the number of alumni participating as committee members. There is a contagious energy amongst our Alumni Leaders and more members of our alumni are getting involved. If you are interested in volunteering we encourage you to join one of our active committees.
Admissions Advisory Committee
The Admissions Committee assists the Admissions Office by actively participating in the recruitment of proficient students to Southwestern. Activities include attending Admissions events, identifying prospective students, participating in the interview process, partaking in marketing efforts, and speaking on panels at prospective student receptions.
The Student Affairs Committee assists the Student Affairs Office by developing programs, events, and activities that promote networking and mentorship between alumni and current students. Activities include recruitment of Moot Court, Negotiation and TAHP volunteer judges, student organization panel volunteers and hosting Inn of St. Ives dinners.
Professional Development Executive Committee
The Professional Development Executive Committee assists the Career Services Office in facilitating and enhancing the student community's transition from law school to law practice by creating and providing career-related learning and networking opportunities such as substantive law practice seminars, mock interviewing programs and networking programs and events.
Alumni Affairs Committee
The Alumni Affairs Committee assists the Institutional Advancement Office with increasing alumni participation and strengthening the bond between alumni and Southwestern. Activities include developing programs to promote networking, organizing Continuing Legal Education seminars speakers, Annual Dodger Day and assisting donor participation for the Alumni Scholarship Fund.
The Fundraising Committee works directly with the Institutional Advancement Office to assist in the fundraising plans set forth by the Institutional Advancement Office and Southwestern's Board of Trustees. The committee helps develop strategic plans to increase alumni donations and helps secure resources that support the mission and programs of the law school. The Fundraising Committee is responsible for enforcing the fundraising requirements of each Alumni Board Member. Additional projects include identifying potential alumni donors, letter writing/signing, personal solicitations, class agent programs, Awards Reception & Silent Auction, and more.
Please complete the Committee Membership Application Form (PDF) to be considered.
Questions? Please contact the Institutional Advancement Office.