Alumni News Stories Editorial Policies

Editorial Goal

The ultimate goal of our website, e-newsletters and magazine is to share both general and specific information that supports and exemplifies the quality of legal education received at USD School of Law.

More to the Story

The editors of the various law school’s website news feeds and e-newsletters publish information at their discretion depending upon subject matter, space available, and editorial goals for the given period of publication. There is no regular editorial schedule or calendar. The types of stories featured in publications may change from year to year based upon a balance of available information, trends, or specific marketing/promotional goals of the law school and the university. 

"Best Of" Listings

Each year, there are multiple alumni recognition lists produced by various magazines and websites. USD School of Law may highlight alumni recognition if the award or list meets the following criteria:

  1. Lawyers on the list are nominated by peers
  2. The list is juried and then voted on by peers
  3. The list highlights 100 attorneys or less

Specifically, USD School of Law may highlight alumni from the following San Diego annual recognition lists:

  • Super Lawyers
  • SDDT Top Attorneys
  • SDDT Top Influentials
  • SDDT Young Attorneys
  • SDDT Power of Attorneys/Corporate In-House Counsel
  • San Diego Business Journal General Counsel Awards

Other notable stories or alumni recognition lists may be featured at the discretion of USD School of Law.

We Want to Share Your News

Alumni news not featured on our website's homepage, alumni news feed, or in The Docket will be considered for the "Class Action" section of our annual magazine, The Advocate. Please email your press release for The Advocate to or submit a story idea online (link coming soon).


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