Judge Luis R. Vargas, '81 (JD), takes position at district attorney's office

San Diego (December 13, 2012) – San Diego Superior Court Judge Luis R. Vargas, '81 (JD), has accepted a position at the San Diego County District Attorney's office, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said yesterday.


Judge Vargas, who has been a judge for 20 years, will begin his new duties beginning January 2013 after he retires from the bench. He will provide the district attorney’s office expertise in several areas of the law, including civil litigation, appellate cases and cross-border issues.

Vargas obtained his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1981 and an undergraduate degree in economics from San Diego State University in 1978. He is most recently known for presiding over challenges to San Diego’s Proposition B, the pension reform initiative on the November 2012 ballot.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls 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.