Congratulations Class of 2020!

Class of 2020

SAN DIEGO (May 22, 2020) – On Saturday, May 16, 2020, University of San Diego (USD) School of Law graduated the Class of 2020 like no class ever before. The university congratulates 239 students who have completed their JD degrees, 40 students who completed their LLM degrees, and 3 students who completed their MSLS degrees.

While we wish we could honor the Class of 2020 in person, we still celebrate your achievement and look forward to recognizing your accomplishments in person when we are able to do so. View digital recognition of USD School of Law Class of 2020.

Congratulations Class of 2020 Video

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Message from Lauri Thompson ’98 (JD)

"Things are not as they have been nor are they as they will be. Now is the time to imagine a positive future and pivot to become the person it demands of you." View full speech.

Lauri Thompson

Message from Law Alumni Board President Megan Donohue ’09 (JD)

"The USD Law Alumni Board is privileged to welcome the class of 2020 to our ranks. You join a rarified group and your knowledge and efforts are needed now more than ever. Thousands of USD alumni are eager to help on this journey. Congratulations!" Read full remarks

Megan Donohue

Michael T. Thorsnes Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship and Excellence in Teaching

Outstanding Legal Scholarship

Excellence in Teaching

Dov Fox

Herzog Endowed Scholar, Professor of Law
Director, Center for Health Law Policy & Bioethics

Mary Jo Wiggins

Professor of Law

Alumni Association Welcome

USD Celebrates Class of 2020


USD has a dedicated website to the Class of 2020 including a video message from President James T. Harris III, D.Ed., Class of 2020 Digital Toolkit, and a digital space to share Class of 2020 memories and photos using #USDGrad20.

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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