Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter

​The greater Washington, D.C. area has approximately 500 USD law alumni - the largest alumni region outside of California.

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Chapter Board Members

Tessie A. Brown '07 (JD)
U.S. Department of State
2013 Rising Star Recent Alumni Award Recipient

Camille L. Bennehoff '13 (JD) (LLM)
IRS Chief Counsel

Michael D. DiRoma '08 (JD)
DiRoma Eck & Co. LLP

Matthew C. Dolan '96 (JD)
The Catholic University of America

Chris B. Hayes '10 (JD)
The Celo Foundation
USD Law Alumni Board of Directors

John "Jay" A. Jurata Jr. '00 (JD)
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Rebekah E. Jurata '07 (JD)
National Economic Council 

Anna G. Phillips '10 (JD)
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Washington D.C. Externship Program

Students who work in government or related entities in Washington, D.C. will ultimately acquire an enhanced perspective and more sophisticated view of the role of government in law and society. Under the program, students work under supervision of an on-site attorney, for a government, public interest agency, non-profit trade association, think tank, corporation, or with a judge; students will also be enrolled in a program of graded coursework.

In addition to practical legal training, the program allows students to cement new professional contacts and enhance their professional profile. Students who have participated in the program have most recently worked at:

  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Department of Interior
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • House Subcommittee on Education and Labor
  • Department of State
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • DC Attorney General - Office of Solicitor General
  • American Gas Association
  • Nutritional Products Association

Read more about USD School of Law's Washington D.C. externship program.

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