Southwestern was one of the first law schools in the country to encourage the enrollment of women and minorities when it was established more than 100 years ago. As a result, from the very first graduate, Southwestern-trained lawyers quickly became trailblazers in the profession and the greater community—from the courthouse to the Mayor’s office. Today, Southwestern alumni live and work throughout the United States and 26 foreign countries. They include leaders in local and national elected office, founders of major and boutique law firms, general counsel of multinational corporations, and top public interest lawyers. They have served in such diverse positions as general counsel of Lionsgate Entertainment, president of the Mormon Church, members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Los Angeles County District Attorney, CEO of the American Red Cross, and California State Treasurer.
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The Alumni Association hosts events year-round to help alums stay connected to the law school as well as build and maintain a strong professional network. The types of events vary and cater to the different audiences of Southwestern's 12,000 alumni across the nation.
Inn of St. Ives - A Secret Supper Society
If you are a Southwestern Alum and have never participated in an Inn at St. Ives, you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity! The Inn of St. Ives was established by Southwestern's Alumni Association to provide a small group of law students the opportunity to have dinner and network with distinguished alums and other community leaders while having a robust and lively discussion on an interesting legal, ethical, or societal issue.
This is an excellent opportunity to experience Southwestern's most coveted event, reconnect with fellow alums, interact with students, and visit our amazing Bullocks Wilshire Building. (Tours can be arranged before the Inn.)
There were three Inns during the 2017/18 academic year:
- October 13, 2017 - “Defamation, Privacy, Revenge Porn and the Internet: Breaking Up is Harder to Do" HOSTS: Cindy & Neville Johnson ('00 & '75)
- January 18, 2018 - "Same-Sex Marriage: Wedding Cakes; Discrimination or Religious Freedom?" HOST: Judge Gary Hastings, '72
- March 1, 2018 - "Gun Control: Balancing Constitutional and Privacy Rights with Safety." HOST: Dan Kramer, '08
If you are interested in participating in a 2018/19 Inn (or if you have a topic idea), click here to email Alumni Board Member Jeannette VanHorst.
January's Inn - Defamation, Privacy, Revenge Porn and the Internet
March's Inn - Gun Control: Balancing Constitutional and Privacy Rights with Safety