Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter

The greater Washington, D.C. area has approximately 450 USD law alumni - the largest alumni region outside of California.

Regional Alumni Chapters
Stay Connected, Strengthen Your Ties, Get Involved

Regional Alumni Chapters play a vital role in keeping alumni involved with and informed about USD School of Law through year-round programming and alumni engagement opportunities including a variety of social, educational and cultural events. Creating and strengthening Regional Alumni Chapters to support geographically based groups of USD law alumni is a top priority of the Law Alumni Association.

Chapters are run by volunteers comprised of local alumni leaders who act as ambassadors for the law school by serving as Regional Alumni Representatives on a Chapter Executive Board. USD’s Law Alumni Association Board of Directors provides leadership, guidance, and resources in support of Regional Alumni Chapters and works closely with Chapter leaders to:

  • Connect alumni of USD School of Law School (more than 14,000 worldwide)
  • Provide career networking opportunities
  • Promote an ongoing relationship between alumni and the university
  • Engage current and prospective students
  • Increase the visibility of USD School of Law in the region

There are no membership fees to be a part of a Regional Alumni Chapter. Regional event emails are targeted by zip code so please update your contact information to receive email invitations for alumni events in your region.

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Torero Club Connect with the Washington D.C. USD-wide Alumni Torero Club

October 20 & 21
2017 Milestone Reunions
Classes of 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007 and 2012
USD • San Diego

Email the Office of Alumni Relations if you are interested in joining your reunion committee this year or in the future.

Visit the USD School of Law Alumni Calendar for a complete listing of events

Tessie A. Brown '07 (JD)
U.S. Department of State
2013 Rising Star Recent Alumni Award Recipient

Michael D. DiRoma '08 (JD)
QGA Public Affairs

Matthew C. Dolan '96 (JD)
Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC

Alexandra B. Frick '12 (JD/MBA)
Small Business Investor Alliance

Chris B. Hayes '10 (JD)
Institutional Limited Partners Association
USD Law Alumni Board of Directors

John "Jay" A. Jurata Jr. '00 (JD)
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Rebekah E. Jurata '07 (JD)
U.S. House of Representatives, House Committee on Financial Services

Students who work in government or related entities in Washington, D.C. will ultimately acquire an enhanced perspective and more sophisticated view of the role of government in law and society. Under the program, students work under supervision of an on-site attorney, for a government, public interest agency, non-profit trade association, think tank, corporation, or with a judge; students will also be enrolled in a program of graded coursework.

In addition to practical legal training, the program allows students to cement new professional contacts and enhance their professional profile.  Students who have participated in the program have most recently worked at:

  • Securities and Exchange Commission   
  • Department of Interior
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • House Subcommittee on Education and Labor
  • Department of State
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • DC Attorney General—Office of Solicitor General
  • American Gas Association
  • Nutritional Products Association

Read more about USD School of Law's Washington D.C. externship program.


Alumni Relations
Guadalupe Hall, Room 202
Phone: (619) 260-4692
Fax: (619) 260-2219


M-F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.