USD School of Law Alumna Courtney Bravo ’18 (JD) Wins Second Place in ABA Competition

Courtney Bravo ’18 (JD) Wins Second Place in ABA Competition

Courtney Bravo

San Diego (August 9, 2018) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumna, Courtney Bravo ’18 (JD), won second place in the American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Student Writing Contest for her paper, “Stepfamilies and Intestacy Law: A Proposal for Stepparent and Stepchild Inheritance.”

She won a $1,500 prize and her paper may be selected for publication in the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal. The paper was developed for an Estate Planning Seminar with Professor Adam Hirsch and supported with a grant from USD School of Law. Bravo is a graduate of the USD School of Law and University of California, San Diego, with a degree in Literature and Writing.

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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