University of San Diego School of Law

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University of San Diego School of Law

Number of professors

45 full-time, 9 visiting, 9 professors in residence, 100 adjunct

Number of students

Approximately 800 JD students,
Approximately 80 graduate students (LLM/MSLS)

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Renowned professors

  • Jordan Barry
  • Orly Lobel
  • Roy Brooks
  • Dov Fox
  • Ariel Jurow Kleiman
  • M. Carr Ferguson
  • Horacio Spector

Notable Alumni

Robert Kardashian (JD, 1967)
O.J. Simpson Defense Attorney

Theo Epstein (JD, 2000)
President of the Chicago Cubs Baseball Team

Steven Altman (JD, 1986)
President of Qualcomm

Jan Goldsmith (JD, 1976)
Former San Diego City Attorney (2008-2016)

Joseph Ghougassian (JD, 1980)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar

Prof. Mohammad Al Moqatei (LLM in Comparative Law, 1984)
President and Dean of Kuwait International Law School

Justice Ambeng Kandakasi (LLM in Comparative Law, 1990)
Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea

Fabrice Le Sache (LLM in Comparative Law, 2006)
Chairman and CEO, Ecosur Afrique

Peter Stafford (LLM in Comparative Law, 2009)
Senior Analyst, Department for International Tax Cooperation Cayman Islands Government


The Princeton Review Gives USD High Marks

According to the Princeton Review, USD ranks as one of the top schools in the nation in each of the following categories:

Campus Beauty (#3)
Best Quality of Life (#7)
Best Run Colleges (#12)

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