USD School of Law Announces 2018 Distinguished and Rising Star Recent Alumni Award Honorees

Distinguished Alumni Awards

San Diego (September 11, 2018) - The University of San Diego School of Law and the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2018 Distinguished Alumni and Rising Star Recent Alumni Award honorees. This year's Distinguished Alumni Award honorees are Hon. Carolyn Caietti, ’83 (BA), ’86 (JD), San Diego County Superior Court, and Knut S. Johnson, ’86 (JD), Law Office of Knut S. Johnson. This year's Rising Star Recent Alumni Award honorees are Megan Donohue, ’09 (JD), Cooley LLP, Francis "Frankie" A. DiGiacco, ’09 (JD), U.S. Attorney's Office, and Peter Z. Stockburger, ’09 (JD), Dentons.

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, 16, at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside, a Bartell Hotels property. Bartell Hotels is a platinum sponsors. Registration is 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

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law 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 20th nationally and 4th on the West Coast in past-year 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, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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