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What becomes a J.D.?

There are some 10,000 Santa Clara law alumni today. Likewise, there are myriad paths they’ve followed. There’s California Supreme Court Chief Judge Ed Panelli ’53, J.D. ’55 and California Appeals Court Associate Justice and former California State Senator Charles Poochigian J.D. ’75. Immigration attorney Zoe Lofgren J.D. ’75 now serves in the U.S. House of Representatives. Likewise, in South Korea, Hae-Suk Suh J.D. ’88 has served in the National Assembly. Al Ruffo ’31, J.D. ’36 co-founded the San Francisco 49ers and led as mayor of San Jose. Peter McCloskey J.D. ’80 and Alan Tieger J.D. ’75 have tackled grim global issues at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Carrie Dwyer ’73, J.D. ’76 is now executive vice president, corporate counsel, and corporate secretary for Charles Schwab & Co. Catherine Sprinkles J.D. ’73 (of McPharlin, Sprinkles and Thomas LLP) created the Santa Clara Women Lawyers network. And Thomas Romig J.D. ’80 served as Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Army. 

Summer 2011

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