USD School of Law Alumna Allison Goddard ’00 (JD) Appointed to Judgeship

Allison Goddard ’00 (JD) Appointed to Judgeship

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SAN DIEGO (August 26, 2019) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumna Allison Goddard, ’00 (JD), was appointed as the newest magistrate judge in San Diego federal court, succeeding the retired U.S. Magistrate Judge Nita Stormes.

Goddard is best known for her work representing employees and consumers in class actions, as well as patentholders in intellectual property disputes.

She has been active in the legal community, including serving as president of the San Diego chapter of the Federal Bar Association in 2009 and as a lawyer representative for the Southern District of California from 2011 to 2013. She coaches a high school mock trial team to compete in the county’s annual competition.

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 law 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 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 29th nationally 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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