Dean Ferruolo’s Thank You Tour: Nine Years, Nine Cities

Nine Years, Nine Cities

SAN DIEGO (February 3, 2020) – After nine years as Dean of University of San Diego (USD) School of Law, Stephen C. Ferruolo has announced his plans to step down as dean of the law school in the summer of 2020. Dean Ferruolo will continue his role as a tenured member of the law school faculty, concentrating on teaching, scholarship, and coaching the Transactional Law Team.

We are grateful for the leadership Dean Ferruolo has provided. Notable accomplishments of Dean Ferruolo’s tenure include development of the first-year Experiential Advocacy Practicum, a marked increase in external scholarship funding, expansion of the Legal Clinics (including the launch of the Veterans and Women’s Clinics and revamping the Entrepreneurship Clinic), growth of Academic Success and Bar Program resources, creation of the Washington D.C. Externship program, new exchange partnerships with top law schools around the world, collaborating on two new concurrent degree programs, and leading the Transactional Law Team to a national championship. As a practicing member of the State Bar of California, Dean Ferruolo has advanced USD Law’s relationships with and connections to the legal community and the judiciary.

Dean Ferruolo oversaw the creation of ten Alumni Chapters – Orange County, Los Angeles, Bay Area, Sacramento, Seattle, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas/Reno, New York, and Washington D.C.

With more than 16,000 alumni, Regional Alumni Chapters are a top priority for Dean Ferruolo and the Law Alumni Association. Chapters play a vital role in keeping alumni connected with USD School of Law, provide career and networking opportunities, offer a forum for referrals, engage current and prospective students, and increase the visibility of USD School of Law.

Dean Ferruolo would like to personally thank our alumni who have been so supportive of him and his efforts on behalf of USD School of Law the past nine years. Please join Dean Ferruolo on his Thank You Tour: Nine Years, Nine Cities in the following cities:

Wed Feb 20
  San Diego
Thurs March 26
Los Angeles
Tues May 5
Wed May 6
Wed May 6
Mon May 11
  Las Vegas
 Tues May 12
  Wed May 13
San Francisco
Thurs May 14

“Dean Ferruolo often shares that one of the things that inspired him to become Dean of our law school is our alumni,” said Associate Director of Alumni Relations Shari Baurle Green. “He has done an incredible job strengthening ties between both local alumni and our robust alumni communities outside of San Diego. Regional Alumni Chapters create opportunities for expanding professional and personal relationships, result in recent graduates and alumni securing jobs, and assist with admitting students from diverse geographies.”     

Green continued, “Dean Ferruolo’s Thank You Tour: Nine Years, Nine Cities is fitting for a Dean who consistently reached out to alumni across the nation to bring USD School of Law to them. His efforts increased alumni engagement with each other and our law school.”

Sharing Words of Appreciation

We are truly grateful for Stephen C. Ferruolo's nine-year tenure as Dean of USD School of Law. Please join us in sharing words of appreciation for his service and dedication through our online form.

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 schools part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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