USD School of Law Alumnus Gregory J. Olson ’89 (JD) Appointed to Judgeship

Riverside (March 1, 2018) – Governor Edmund G. brown Jr. recently announced the appointment of 25 California superior court judges, including University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Gregory J. Olson '89 (JD).  

Olson’s judgeship is in the Riverside County Superior Court. Prior to this judgeship, Olson served as an advocate in the community through a number of different positions, including as a commissioner at the Riverside County Superior Court and as deputy public defender at the Riverside County Public Defender’s Office. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Richard A. Erwood. Olson is registered without party preference.

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 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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