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CalWestern Alumni Engagement - Fall


Alumni Association | Distinguished Alumni Awards & Reunion Celebration | Get Connected | Regional Events |
We Are the Champions | Class Rings


Hello from the Alumni Association!

We are excited to welcome seven new Alumni Board Directors who joined the Association Board this past June; Alana Braunstein ’12,  Kelly Haynes ’15, Victoria Lazar ’14,  Christopher Lee ’16, Alex McDonald ’14, Liam Vavasour ’14, and Colin Walshok ’07.  Congratulations!! 

THANK YOU to our outstanding departing Directors:  Erica Gardner ’01, Eva Lautemann ‘09, Michael Manley ’10, Kevin O’Neil, LLM ’05, Parada Ornelas ‘10, Robert Robinson ’03, Jamie Serb ’13, Stacey Shaner ’09, and Michelle Stavros ’13.   Thank you for your service, dedication and loyalty!

Our 4th Annual Distinguished Alumni of the Year Awards & Reunion Celebration is Saturday, September 23, 2017. We hope you plan to attend this special evening celebration! There will be other opportunities to get together later this year.  Look for new programs, social and networking events in San Diego and around the country.

 California Western School of Law Alumni President


California Western Alumni Events

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Law school was just the beginning. The real story is what you have done since. In your amazing, collective body of work, California Western alumni fight injustice, change society, and serve communities everyday. On Saturday, September 23rd, we will honor six of you, but invite all of you to attend and be inspired by one another.

Congratulations to this year’s Distinguished Alumni: Robert L. Hyde ‘02, Abbas Kazerounian ‘07, Joshua B. Swigart ‘02, The Honorable Nancy C. Oesterle ‘81, Charles E. Bell, Jr. ‘07, and Deborah S. Dixon ‘07.

A special invitation to our Reunion Classes of ‘62, ‘67, ‘72, ‘77, ‘82, ‘87, ‘92, ‘97, ‘02, ‘07 & ‘12. Come enjoy an evening of celebration at California Western School of Law.

For more information regarding the event click here.



Alumni Engagement Social Media 

Get Connected with CWSL Alumni

Over a thousand alumni connect with each other on the CWSL Alumni Facebook page. More than 8,000 alumni are on LinkedIn. You can follow a growing number of fascinating California Western lawyers on Twitter. What's being shared? Job promotions, opinions, get-togethers, referrals, videos, photos, and more. Plus, the law school is now actively looking for alumni thought leadership on issues of the day. Let’s connect!



California Western School of Law - Alumni Regional Events

USA —The United States of Alumni

We have criss-crossed the country and traveled more than 15,000 miles this year to connect alumni in 12 different cities. Check out the photos and videos below that feature some of the 350 alumni who attended a regional event. Next year’s line-up of cities will be released soon so be sure to update your preferred email address at We would love to see you!

San Diego | La Jolla

Sacramento | Phoenix

San Francisco | Austin


Hawaii | Los Angeles


New York  | Orange County


We Are the Champions

For some, that phrase conjures up the incomparable Freddie Mercury and Queen. For others, the equally incomparable Mario G. Conte and the Moot Court Honors Board. Alumni from the MCHB will gather at the law school on Saturday, October 7th, to celebrate the installation of the Distinguished Advocate’s Wall of Champions. Check out the video below for some impressive new Distinguished Advocates as they test out their 1L oral arguments.

California Western Alumni Class Rings


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