1L & 2L Students & Alumni Diversity Reception

1L & 2L Students & Alumni Diversity Reception

Date and Time

  • Friday, August 27, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110


Hosted (Space is Limited)


Diversity Reception

USD School of Law has an annual tradition of hosting a Diversity Reception for incoming students, law school alumni, and local diverse Bar associations. This year, we are including both 1L and 2L students since we were unable to hold a reception in 2020. Alumni Affinity Networks and diverse student organization leadership are also invited to attend.

655 West Broadway, Suite 1600
San Diego, CA  92101
(619) 219-5335

         This event will be held in accordance with
current state, county, and university health guidelines

Thank you to Law Firm Challenge participant Buchalter and Adam Bass '88 (BA), '91 (JD), Buchalter President & CEO, and USD School of Law Board of Visitors member, and Tracey Warren, Managing Shareholder in Buchalter's San Diego office, for hosting the Diversity reception.

Welcome on Behalf of Buchalter

Tracey Warren
Managing Shareholder
Buchalter, San Diego Office

Featured Guest Speakers

Carolina Bravo-Karimi '08 (JD)
Managing Partner Elect & Diversity Committee Chair
Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
President, Law Alumni Association Board of Directors

Robert Schapiro
Dean and C. Hugh Friedman Professor of Law
USD School of Law

Parking Meter  Parking Garage Trolley

Meter Parking
Free After 6 p.m.
Up to $3/hour Before 6 p.m.

655 W Broadway Garage
$10 after 5 p.m.
Santa Fe Depot Trolley Stop
on the Green Line

USD Law is committed to embracing different cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and ideas, which are vital to our mission of providing meaningful and transformative legal education to the next generation of attorneys. We invite you to engage with members of the law community to build partnerships and connections that share our vision of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Law School Diversity Fund

Law School is for Everyone

USD School of Law is a proud supporter of the Law School Admission Council’s (LSAC) Discover Law initiative which encourages diverse students to discover opportunities in law. Throughout the year, Discover Law offers events and programs to promote access to legal education, providing path-to-law school resources for diverse high school, community college, and undergraduate students. 


The Law Student Diversity Fund at USD School of Law provides academic support programs and support for student organizations committed to achieving greater diversity, equity and, inclusion, including racial, ethnic, gender, nationality, or sexual orientation within the law school and in the legal profession—as a vital part of the law school culture and educational environment. Providing a more rounded and more inclusive culture for students at USD is the goal of the Law Student Diversity Fund and the essential first step in enhancing the overall experience and engagement of all students.

Access to justice is essential for a democratic society, and diversity in the legal profession increases the likelihood of access for people from an increasingly diverse population.  Law school diversity enables individuals from a wide range of backgrounds to add their perspectives to the greater legal community. 

Support Diversity
USD School of Law

Your support of diverse student organizations creates new opportunities, enhances program offerings, and leads to better student engagement and retention at USD School of Law. Campus culture and climate are important elements in ensuring exposure to and interaction with different perspectives. By providing intentional support for academic support programs and diverse student organizations, the Law Student Diversity Fund is an important tool to increase social involvement as a means to facilitate engagement with different perspectives to achieve a richer, more well-rounded and comprehensive law school experience.

Student organizations that both represent diversity and are committed to inclusive excellence serve as positive and relatable role models and mentors for an increasingly diverse student population. They lay the foundation to encourage diversity efforts to take root and grow in the law school community and within the entire legal profession.  By developing collaborative programmatic opportunities with minority and other specialty bar associations, members of USD’s diverse student organizations witness the advantages of practicing law with their colleagues in any legal community.

Get involved and learn more about diversity and inclusion efforts at USD School of Law, support student organizations, join Alumni Affinity Networks, and donate to DEI initiatives.

View listing of diversity scholarships.


The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is issuing a $25 Lyft code credit for the first (15) students who email lawdev@sandiego.edu and include "Claim Lyft Credit" in the subject line. 

The Lyft code will be available from 4 - 8 p.m. on the day of the event and is exclusively for transportation associated with the Diversity Reception. Activation information will be emailed to the (15) students in the morning on Friday, August 27. 

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This event is a collaboration between the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the Law Alumni Board, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the Office of Admissions, Financial Aid and Diversity Initiatives, and diverse student organizations to welcome new students who identify as members of diverse groups


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