Alumni & Giving Pages

The Southwestern Law School Alumni Association invites all Southwestern Law School alumni to get involved!  Click here to learn more about the Alumni Association and how you can host an event, join a committee, or mentor a current Southwestern Law School student.

Alumni

Southwestern has trailblazing alumni all over the country and the world. Click on "Alumni" at the top of this box to read profiles of our prominent alumni, connect with an Alumni group, learn about the Domestic Violence Advocacy Initiative, get details on upcoming events, and more!

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Southwestern Alumni and friends generously give their time, money, and other support to our students, faculty, and facilities. 

Learn how to create a scholarship, support our clinics, join our Legacy Society by making a planned gift, and more.  

30th Annual Alumni Awards GALA - April 25th - The Jonathan Club

 

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6:30pm - 10:00pm
The Jonathan Club - 545 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California

Each year, the Southwestern Alumni Association hosts a GALA recognizing outstanding members of the Southwestern community for their contributions to the legal profession, their support of Southwestern, and their service to the community. 

For more details, please visit the GALA's website.

This Year's Honorees (click on image for details):

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Tickets & Sponsorship Information

Purchase tickets and sponsorships or donate here.  (Tickets and sponsorships always sell out quickly!)

This is truly a unique event with proceeds supporting Southwestern's Domestic Violence Advocacy Initiative (DVAI) - see below.

Southwestern's Domestic Violence Advocacy Initiative

Image_GALA-Snowflake-borderUpon graduation, every Southwestern Law School student becomes a member of the Southwestern Law School Alumni Association.  The Alumni Association's mission is to support students during and after their time at Southwestern Law School by providing mentoring programs, legal training, and networking opportunities. 

The Alumni Association Board of Directors is made up of Southwestern graduates who are attorneys and judges with expertise in virtually every area of law, including criminal, civil, family, entertainment, probate, immigration, and appellate.  The Alumni Association's diverse Board of Directors is made up of men and women from communities throughout the region. 

The Board of Directors maintains connections with Southwestern Law School alumni everywhere, from down the street to across the globe!  

In 2015, the Southwestern Law School Alumni Association created the Domestic Violence Advocacy Initiative (DVAI).  Each year, DVAI fellowships are awarded to recent Southwestern graduates who, in partnership with the Levitt and Quinn Family Law Center, provide high-quality legal services to the victims and survivors of domestic violence. 

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Since its creation, the DVAI has provided legal assistance and representation to hundreds of domestic violence survivors who otherwise would have had none.  Through the DVAI and its many other programs, the Southwestern Law School Alumni Association is honored to support both Southwestern alumni and the community at large. 

To learn more about DVAI, click here

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About Levitt & Quinn

Thirty-six years ago, federal budget cuts decimated legal services programs throughout the nation, including here in Los Angeles. In 1981, three retired grandmothers, one of whom is a Southwestern alumna, stepped up to keep over 400 families from losing access to the critical legal help they were counting on. From humble beginnings operating out of a small Silver Lake storefront, with borrowed furniture and no real budget, Levitt & Quinn has since grown into a million-dollar nonprofit whose staff has expertise in many areas of family and adoption law.

Past Events

  1. 29th Annual Alumni Awards GALA - April 19, 2018 - Peterson Automotive Museum

    Each year, the Southwestern Alumni Association hosts a GALA recognizing outstanding members of the Southwestern community for their contributions to the legal profession, their support of Southwestern, and their service to the community. 

    This year’s honorees:

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    • Alumnus of the Year - Walter Yoka '80
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    • Outstanding Judicial Officer - Hon H. Clay Jacke II '82
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    • Outstanding Friend - Stephen A. Kolodny
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    • Outstanding Law Firm - Panish Shea & Boyle
    Gala Honorees

    29th Annual Alumni Awards GALA - April 19, 2018, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
    Petersen Automotive Museum - 6060 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    This was truly a unique event with proceeds supporting Southwestern's Domestic Violence Advocacy Initiative (DVAI).

     DVAI LOGOThe DVAI provides attorneys with zero to three years of legal experience with the opportunity to gain valuable legal training and expertise. Participants work with established public interest and legal aid organizations to provide free or low-cost legal assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence in underrepresented, marginalized, or underserved communities.

    To learn more about DVAI, click here