WILLIAM R. BLACK
Class of 1987, Dean’s Counselor
“I was working as an investment banker in So. Cal., and decided it was time to go back to law school. Western State was a top choice.”
What is your first memory of Western State?
I was working as an investment banker in So. Cal., and decided it was time to go back to law school. Western State was a top choice; it had a good reputation, working on provisional ABA approval, and it offered a flexible schedule. I was already married with a mortgage and kids.
The people in admissions were incredibly receptive and accommodating. Western State was a great school for me because it gave me the ability to finish law school while I was working and still get an absolutely top quality legal education.
What does being a Western State alum mean to you?
There are a lot of really high quality Western State alumni practitioners in Southern California. I run into them every day, and it’s a good feeling of community.