USD School of Law Alumna Judge Ana España ’79 (BA), ’82 (JD) Speaks of Her Experiences with Troubled Youth

Judge España ’79 (BA), ’82 (JD) Speaks of Her Experiences with Troubled Youth

Judge Espana

SAN DIEGO (September 7, 2018) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Alumna Judge Ana España, ’82 (JD), was featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on September 5, 2018, regarding her court experiences with repeat juvenile offenders. She typically converses with them, asking if they enjoy Juvenile Hall because they’re back in her court; they usually respond no. “I like having those kinds of conversations with them to let them know that they do have the ability to change the course of their life,” she said. Many people that have worked with Judge España can all agree that she is an impartial judge who does her best to give a positive push to these children and their parents.

Judge España is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California, appointed by Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2018. She is a graduate of the USD School of Law and also received her undergraduate degree from USD.

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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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