Kristin Rizzo ’06 (JD) and Catherine Tran ’08 (JD) Recognized as First Rising Star Award Recipients

San Diego (January 17, 2012) - On Friday, November 4, 2011, University of San Diego School of Law presented its first Rising Star Recent Alumni Awards to Kristin E. Rizzo, 06 (JD), of the Rizzo Law Firm and Catherine L. Tran, '08 (JD), from Cubic Transportation Systems Inc.’s office of business development.

The Rising Star award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years and have made significant achievements in the legal profession or chosen field, and have demonstrated a high level of community involvement. Click here to see coverage of the awards event in the San Diego Daily Transcript.

Do you know a Rising Star? Nominate a fellow alumnus/a for the 2012 Rising Star Recent Alumni Award.

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.


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