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Arizona Alumni Welcome Dean Guernsey

November 26, 2013

Alumni from class years 1973 through 2013 came together for a special reception at the Phoenician Resort to welcome Dean Thomas Guernsey and his wife, Kathe Klare, on Thursday, November 14, 2013.

A parent of a TJSL student and local Phoenix attorney, Michael Trauscht, sponsored the reception for the second year in a row. Special guests included Arizona State University Law School Dean Douglas Sylvester and Arizona Summit Law School Dean Shirley Mays.

“It was good to see Arizona’s strong contingent of TJSL alumni gathered in honor and support of TJSL’s next chapter,” said Michael Kielsky ’02. “I really enjoyed hearing Dean Guernsey speak. And much gratitude to our gracious host.”

“The warm welcome Kathe and I received at the reception and the enthusiasm from alumni to support TJSL in meeting the challenges facing the law school and the legal profession is inspiring,” said Dean Guernsey. “The generous reception sponsorship by TJSL parent, Michael Trauscht, is an example of the positive impact that the support from our TJSL family can have on the alumni network and dialogue outside of San Diego.”

If you live in the Phoenix area and would like to get active with the Phoenix Alumni Group, contact your TJSL Alumni Office at or (619) 961-4263.