USD School of Law Alumnus Dick A. Semerdjian '85 (JD) Appointed to Board of Visitors for National Judicial College 

Reno, Nev. (May 15, 2017) - University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Dick A. Semerdjian, '85 (JD), was recently appointed to the Board of Visitors of the National Judicial College (NJC).

Semerdjian is a founding partner of Schwartz Semerdjian. During a career spanning more than 30 years, he has held many prestigious positions in the legal world including, chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; co-chair of the State Courts subsection of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the American Justice System; director and instructor for the American Board of Trial Advocates/American Bar Association National Trial Academy, located at the National Judicial College; chair of the American Bar Association Commission on the American Jury Project; and membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates American Civil Roundtable.

The NJC’s Board of Visitors is a nationally recognized and select group of individuals charged with furthering the quality of education offered by the NJC. The NJC has been the nation’s leading provider of judicial education since 1963, drawing participants from every state and from over 150 countries. The NJC offers more than 100 judicial education programs annually onsite, online, and across the nation in support of its mission: education - innovation - advancing justice.


 About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). 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.

Dick A. Semerdjian '85 (JD)

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