Alberta Seabold Casey's Lifetime Legacy at University of San Diego and USD School of Law

Casey Family

SAN DIEGO (January 5, 2021) – On December 2, 2016, David S. Casey, Jr., ’74 (JD), and his wife Lisa Casey, established the Alberta S. Casey Legacy Endowed Scholarship to honor the life of David’s mother, Alberta Seabold Casey. The scholarships are particularly meaningful to Alberta–who was one of the first women to matriculate to the San Diego College for Women which later merged with the University of San Diego college for men in 1972. Alberta was a devout practicing Catholic. She was very active with the Sisters of the Sacred Heart who founded the San Diego College for Women, which eventually merged with the University of San Diego. When the San Diego College for Women opened, Alberta Casey was at the groundbreaking; and in time, she became president of the Alumni of the College. Decades later, her son, David S. Casey, Jr.,’74 (JD), and her grandson, David S. Casey, III, ’18 (JD), both attended USD School of Law.

David and Lisa Casey established the Alberta S. Casey Student Scholarship to support women graduates of the University of San Diego who pursue their law degrees at USD School of Law. In celebration of the scholarships creation, the University of San Diego held a joyful reception honoring the life of the extraordinary woman who inspired a law school scholarship in her name. Alberta lived her life as a singer, violinist, actor, painter and an advocate of Esperanto (international language).  On December 11, 2020, Alberta Seabold Casey, long-time resident of La Jolla, passed away peacefully at the age of 102. The Casey family established Alberta’s Scholarship Fund during her lifetime and with her ardent approval. It is a joy to know that deserving women would be attending USD School of Law for generations to come, in the name of Alberta Seabold Casey, family matriarch and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Anyone desiring to make donations in remembrance of Alberta can make them to the University of San Diego School of Law, which was an institution she loved, in support of the Alberta S. Casey Endowed Scholarship Fund supporting women graduates from USD.

Memorial Scholarship Funds at USD School of Law are a lovely way to pay tribute to those you love, admire and respect.  Establishing a memorial legacy can be a meaningful experience for individuals being honored as well as family, friends and colleagues who wish to pay tribute in this way.  For more information about how you can establish a scholarship in memory of someone you hold in high regard, please contact Debbie Rider, Director of Development at USD School of Law, djrider@sandiego.edu or (619) 260-5955.  

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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