Alumnus Featured on ABC’s 20/20

Alumnus Featured on ABC’s 20/20

We are excited to share that Western State alumnus and Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, Robert Villa (Class of 1986), recently made an appearance on ABC’s 20/20. The episode, titled “Murder of a Celebrity Hairstylist,” took a deep dive...
Dean Cianciarulo Pens Article in OC Lawyer Magazine

Dean Cianciarulo Pens Article in OC Lawyer Magazine

We are thrilled to share that Dean Marisa Cianciarulo was invited by the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) to author the Dean’s Corner in the May 2024 issue of Orange County Lawyer!  This recognition is a testament to her exceptional expertise and dedication...
Western State Alumna Appointed to the OC Bench

Western State Alumna Appointed to the OC Bench

We are honored to announce that Western State alumna Eileen Solis (Class of 1991) has been appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve as a Judge in the Orange County Superior Court. This remarkable milestone marks the culmination of a distinguished career that has...
Alumnus Receives Prestigious Laurence Tribe Award

Alumnus Receives Prestigious Laurence Tribe Award

Congratulations to John Dolan, Western State Class of 1977, for receiving the prestigious Laurence Tribe Award! A renowned criminal defense attorney with 47 years of experience, Dolan’s contributions to collegiate debate and the legal field are truly inspiring....
Professor Susan Keller Publishes New Article

Professor Susan Keller Publishes New Article

Congratulations to Professor Susan Keller, as her newest article, Doing Things with the Language of Law and Gender: Using Speech Act Theory to Understand the Meaning and Effect of the Gender Identity Backlash, was recently published in the Nevada Law Journal. In the...