USD School of Law Honors Distinguished Alumni

USD School of Law Honors Distinguished Alumni

2018 DAA HonoressDean Stephen C. Ferruolo with 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees (from left to right) Peter Stockburger, Carolyn Caietti, Knut Johnson, Megan Donohue, Frankie DiGiacco

San Diego (November 26, 2018) – The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law honored five alumni at the school’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards and Rising Star Recent Alumni Awards Luncheon held at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside on Friday, November 16.  View photos from the luncheon (password "Law" case sensitive). 

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to those who have excelled either in the legal field or their chosen profession, and "embody the high ethical standards and commitment to community service USD School of Law seeks to instill in its graduates."

Hon. Carolyn Caietti '83, '86
San Diego County Superior Court

Watch Caietti's bio video

Knut S. Johnson '86
Law Office of Knut S. Johnson

Watch Johnson's bio video

Rising Star Recent Alumni

The Rising Star Recent Alumni award is given to alumni who have graduated within the past ten years and have had significant achievements in the legal profession or their chosen field, while also demonstrating a high level of community involvement.

Francis "Frankie" A. DiGiacco '09   
U.S. Attorney's Office

Megan L. Donohue '09
Cooley LLP

Peter Z. Stockburger '09 

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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