USD School of Law Honors Distinguished Alumni

Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo with 2019 Distinguished & Rising Star Alumni Award Honorees2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees Hon. Larry A. Burns ’79 and David S. Casey, Jr. and Rising Star Recent Alumni Honorees Jamie D. Beck ’11 and Nicholas J. Fox ’11

San Diego (November 20, 2019) – The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law honored four alumni at the school’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards and Rising Star Recent Alumni Awards Luncheon held at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside on Friday, November 15. 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. Larry A. Burns ’79
Chief Judge
U.S. District Court
Southern District of California

Watch Burns' bio video

David S. Casey, Jr. ’74
Managing Partner
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Watch Casey'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.

Jamie D. Beck ’11
President & Managing Attorney
Free to Thrive

Nicholas J. Fox ’11
Senior Counsel
Foley & Lardner LLP

About the University of San Diego School of Law

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 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 22nd 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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