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Encyclopedia > University of San Diego School of Law
University of San Diego School of Law
Warren Hall, the law school's main classroom facility
Established 1954
School type Private
President Interim Dean Kevin Cole
Location San Diego, California, USA
Enrollment 1,000 (approx.)
Faculty 60 full-time; 40 adjunct
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Annual tuition $33,740 (full-time); $23,960 (part-time)
Homepage www.SanDiego.edu/usdlaw/

The University of San Diego School of Law, commonly referred to as USD Law, is a law school in San Diego, California. USD Law offers Juris Doctor degrees as well as LL.M. degrees in taxation law, international law, business and corporate law, and comparative law (for non-U.S. students). The school is a member of the Order of the Coif, the most distinguished mark awarded American law schools. First year law students routinely enter with LSAT scores in the 90th percentile. In a 2003-2004 survey, Brian Leiter of the University of Texas School of Law ranked USD law 22nd in the nation for faculty quality. One out of every four attorneys practicing in San Diego graduated from USD's School of Law. Image File history File links USD_Warren_hall. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Nickname: Americas Finest City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... Nickname: Americas Finest City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Law School. ... The Master of Laws is an advanced law degree that allows someone to specialize in a particular area of law. ... The Order of the Coif is an honorary society for law students. ... The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a standardized test used for admission to law schools in the United States of America and Canada that are members of the Law School Admissions Council. ... Brian Leiter is a professor of law and philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ...

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History

Environment and location

The University of San Diego School of Law is located on the campus of the University of San Diego, approximately two miles north of downtown San Diego in the community of Linda Vista. From the campus, the communities of Mission Hills, Old Town San Diego, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Bay Park, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach can be seen. The University of San Diego, frequently referred to as USD, is a Catholic university in San Diego, California. ... Mission Hills is the name of several places in the United States: Mission Hills, California Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, a community within Los Angeles Mission Hills, San Diego, California, an old subdivision in north-central San Diego, California Mission Hills, Kansas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... Old Town, San Diego Old Town, San Diego Old Town, San Diego The Old Town San Diego State Historic Park recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. ... Old Point Loma Lighthouse Jon Sullivan Point Loma is a scenic hill that sits atop San Diego Bay, in California, USA. Point Lomas well known landmark is the Cabrillo National Monument, named after Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Spain, the first European explorer to see San Diego Bay. ... Ocean Beach is the name of more than one location in the United States Ocean Beach, New York, a village in the State of New York Ocean Beach a beach in San Francisco, California. ... Bay Park Square - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Mission Beach may be Mission Beach, California, USA or Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia. ... The view south of Crystal Pier The view north of Crystal Pier Pacific Beach is a neighborhood of San Diego, bounded by La Jolla to the north, Mission Beach to the south, Interstate 5 to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. ...


Administration

The law school is currently undergoing a search for a new dean; the interim dean is Kevin Cole, former associate dean and professor.


Notable Alumni

  • Steve Altman ’86 (J.D.), President, Qualcomm, Inc.
  • Theo Epstein ’00 (J.D.), Former General Manager of the Boston Red Sox
  • Joseph Ghougassian ’77 (M.A.), ’80 (J.D.), Chairman, Persian Gulf Consultants, Former Deputy Senior Advisor for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, Former US Ambassador to Qatar

Theo Epstein (2005) Theo N. Epstein (born December 29, 1973, New York City, New York) is the general manager of the Boston Red Sox. ... The Seal of the CPA in Iraq The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) was established as a transitional government following the invasion of Iraq by the United States and the other members of the multinational coalition which was formed to oust the government of Saddam Hussein in 2003. ...

Degrees Offered

  • Juris Doctor,
  • LL.M in Taxation,
  • LL.M in Business and Corporate Law,
  • LL.M. in International Law,
  • LL.M. with Concentration in Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, or Labor and Employment Law,
  • LL.M. in Comparative Law for International Lawyers

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Law School. ...

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
University of San Diego School of Law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (322 words)
The University of San Diego School of Law, commonly referred to as USD Law, is a law school in San Diego, California.
The University of San Diego School of Law is located on the campus of the University of San Diego, approximately two miles north of downtown San Diego in the community of Linda Vista.
The dean of the law school is Kevin Cole, former associate dean, professor, and interim dean.
University of San Diego School of Law (2081 words)
San Diego is one of the most ideal places in the United States to live, with great weather year-round, the beach to the west, Baja California to the south and a very strong regional law school.
Ranked among the top 65 law schools in the nation by US News Law School Rankings and 22nd by the Educational Quality Rankings, the University of San Diego Law School is, as a result, growing in both size and stature.
The reputation of the University of San Diego Law School is growing, which is primarily a factor of the renowned visiting and adjunct professors the law school recruits each year.
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