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USD Law Graduate Programs Director Named President of National LGBT Bar
SAN DIEGO (Friday, October 1, 2010) – Skip Horne, the director of graduate law programs and continuing education at the University of San Diego School of Law, has been named president of the Foundation Board of Directors of the National LGBT Bar Association. Horne took office in June, becoming the first non-lawyer to head the foundation. He will serve as president for two years.
“I’ve been working for them for more than a dozen years,” said Horne, who started off as a volunteer with the association in the early 1990s before working his way onto the board of directors. “To be tapped as president is a great honor.”
In addition to fundraising and development, Horne will focus his efforts on creating, drafting and improving the bylaws of the organization while potentially expanding the board with new leadership roles. The board, which prioritizes raising grant money in support of the association’s efforts, currently relies on its annual career fair and conference as its major source of revenue. Horne would like to look into additional revenue sources throughout the year.
As the first non-lawyer president of the board, Horne will bring a fresh perspective to the foundation, drawing on his experience as president of the National Association for Law Placement in 2002-03. Prior to his current position at USD Law, Horne was a global recruiting manager for Latham & Watkins LLP and has served in various administrative roles at Santa Clara University School of Law, the University of Texas School of Law and the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He earned a B.S. in International Politics from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
About the National LGBT Bar Association
The National LGBT Bar Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes the charitable, scientific and legal educational purposes of the National LGBT Bar Association. In 1992, the association became an official affiliate of the American Bar Association (ABA). It now works closely with the ABA's Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities and its Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
The University of San Diego School of Law is a center of academic excellence focused on preparing its students for legal practice in the new century. One of the most selective law schools in the country, the School of Law's nationally recognized faculty create a demanding, yet welcoming environment that emphasizes individualized education. USD law school graduates consistently score higher than the state average on the California Bar Exam and go on to practice law throughout the country and abroad, forming an influential network of alumni. USD School of Law is one of only 81 law schools in the country to have a chapter of the Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.
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