Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter

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

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Upcoming Events

Milestone Reunions

OCTOBER 5 and 6
Classes of 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008 and 2013
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA

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

 

Chapter Board Members

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

Camille L. Bennehoff '13 (JD) (LLM)
IRS Chief Counsel

Michael D. DiRoma '08 (JD)
Tax Counsel
U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins

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

Misty A. Giles '17 (JD)
U.S. Department of Agriculture

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)
National Economic Council 

Justin A. Kisner '08 (BA), '12 (JD)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 

Washington D.C. Externship Program

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.

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