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TJSL Graduate Renee Stackhouse Will Serve as Bar Association President-Elect in 2020

November 19, 2019

TJSL graduate Renee Galente Stackhouse has been elected to serve as the San Diego County Bar Association’s 2021 president and will serve as president-elect in 2020. Renee is a trial lawyer...

TJSL Graduate Steve Vartazarian, Named CAALA 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year, Profiled by CVN

November 19, 2019

A profile of TJSL graduate Steve Vartazarian, who was named 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, was posted on the Courtroom View Network (CVN) blog...

TJSL Students Take Second Place in America’s Finest City Mock Trial Competition

November 8, 2019

Our students recently took second place (number 2 out of 16 teams) at the America's Finest City Mock Trial Competition. Congratulations to Phil Cavello, Patricia Tagufa, Denice Barnes and Sarah...

Judge Joel Wohlfeil (’80) and Attorney Danna Cotman (’96) to Receive Awards at 12th Annual Judicial Mixer

November 7, 2019

Two accomplished alumni will receive awards at the 12th Annual Judicial Mixer, which will be held on November 7. The Honorable Joel R. Wohlfeil (JD '80) will receive the law school's Judicial...

Norra Pe Benito (2L) Attends Peggy Browning Fund Workers' Rights Conference

November 6, 2019

Our student Norra Pe Benito (2L) recently represented TJSL at the annual National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference just outside of Baltimore, MD. She attended thanks to the generosity and...

Four TJSL Students Receive Scholarships at the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation Gala!

November 4, 2019

Congratulations to our wonderful students who received scholarships at the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation Gala, which was held on Saturday, November 2. Pictured are scholarship recipients Alex...

Five TJSL Students Receive Scholarship Awards from San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association

November 4, 2019

At the recent San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund’s Annual Gala, five TJSL students received scholarship awards. The five students were Jubani Estrada (’20), Olga Gonzalez (’20...

TJSL Grad Hollie Kucera Wins 2019 Mock Markman Competition for Lawyers

November 1, 2019

TJSL graduate and Intellectual Property Fellow Hollie Kucera won first place in both the team and individual competition in the Mock Markman Competition. 

This competition provides patent...

Thomas Jefferson Graduate Johnny Cepeda Gogo Appointed to Superior Court Judgeship

October 28, 2019

On October 25, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of 11 Superior Court Judges, including Thomas Jefferson School of Law graduate Johnny Cepeda Gogo. As noted by the Governor's Office...