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Moot Court Honor Society Competes in Oklahoma City

March 9, 2020

Our Moot Court Honor Society traveled to Oklahoma City this past weekend to compete in the ABA NAAC Moot Court Competition. The teams argued two issues from the famous case Brady v. Maryland. The...

Briana Givens (JD '17) & Monique Larmond (JD '17) profiled as trailblazers by San Diego Voyager

March 6, 2020

We are so proud of Briana Givens (JD '17) (on left) and Monique Larmond (JD '17) (on right), who were profiled as trailblazers by San Diego Voyager. Briana and Monique just launched their firm...

Justin Hall (’15) Promoted to Mental Health Attorney, Office of the Public Advocate, Maricopa County, AZ

February 21, 2020

Congratulations to Justin Hall (JD '15), who writes with exciting news about his promotion:


I am working at the Office of the Public Advocate as a Mental Health Attorney in...

Marissa Langhoff (JD ’10) on Trial Team Whose $40 Million Products Liability Verdict Named a 2019 Top Verdict

February 19, 2020

Congratulations to TJSL graduate Marissa Langhoff (JD '10), who served on the trial team for a top verdict achieved against Johnson & Johnson. Marissa practices as an associate at Simon...

Robert D. Finkle (JD ’09) Promoted to Partner at Greenspoon Marder LLP

February 18, 2020

Congratulations to our graduate, Robert D. Finkle (JD '09) who was recently made partner in the Cannabis Law practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP! Here is information from his bio: "Mr. Finkle...

Mattias Luukkonen (JD ’02) is the new Chief Legal Officer of Ansun Biopharma, Inc.

February 18, 2020

Congratulations to our graduate Mattias Luukkonen (JD '02), who has recently accepted a position as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Ansun Biopharma, Inc. Here is his bio on the firm website...

Mitchelle Woodson (’15) Named Executive Director and Managing Attorney of Think Dignity

January 14, 2020

Mitchelle Woodson (’15) was recently named Executive Director and Managing Attorney of Think Dignity. Think Dignity ( is a local...

JSD Candidate Benjamin Musau Successfully Completes Oral Defense

January 13, 2020

Congratulations are due JSD candidate Benjamin Munywoki Musau, who today successfully completed the oral defense of his dissertation, "Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Strategies of Kenya."...

TJSL Alum Derek Paradis is one of Higgs Fletcher & Mack’s New Partners

January 10, 2020

Congratulations to TJSL alum Derek Paradis, who has been made a partner at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. Paradis’ practice focuses on business litigation, employment law, and hospitality and retail....

Susan W. Tiefenbrun Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

January 7, 2020

Professor Emeritus Susan Tiefenbrun was awarded the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019.  This honor will be reported globally by Who’s Who. A narrative describing Professor...