USD School of Law Announces 2017 Distinguished and Rising Star Recent Alumni Award Honorees

Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon

San Diego (May 10, 2017) - The University of San Diego School of Law and the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2017 Distinguished Alumni and Rising Star Recent Alumni Award honorees. This year's Distinguished Alumni Award honorees are Angela Bartosik, '93 (JD), chief ceputy special assistant to the public defender, San Diego County Public Defender, and Ronson J. Shamoun, '98 (BA), '02 (JD), '03 (LLM), principal attorney & CEO, RJS LAW. This year's Rising Star Recent Alumni Award honorees are Carolina Bravo-Karimi, '08 (JD), senior associate, Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, and Abigail G. Stephenson, '10 (JD), partner, Blanchard, Krasner & French.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to law school alumni who have distinguished themselves in the legal field or other chosen profession at an exemplary level and who embody the high ethical standards and commitment to community service USD School of Law seeks to instill in its graduates. The Rising Star Recent Alumni Award is presented to alumni who have graduated within the past ten years and have made significant achievements in the legal profession, or chosen field, and demonstrated a high level of community involvement.

This year's awards luncheon is on Friday, November, 17, at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside, a Bartell Hotels property. Bartell Hotels and Torrey Pines Bank are platinum sponsors. Registration is coming soon and sponsorship opportunities are available online.

Read more about the Distinguished Alumni Award and Rising Star Recent Alumni Award and view previous recipients.

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 800 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 84 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 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 24th nationally and 6th on the West Coast 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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