Past Distinguished Alumni Lecturers

UCLA School of Law's Distinguished Alumni Lecturer Series provides a critical element to our students' education - an opportunity to learn from alumni who have distinguished themselves in the practice of law, in a firm or as general counsel, in the business, nonprofit or government worlds, and through experience on the bench. These alumni further advance the professional development of our students by sharing their wisdom and expertise.

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Distinguished Alumni Lectures

April 18, 2017 - Scott and Cyan Banister - Entrepreneur / Angel Investor and Partner, Founders Fund
March 8, 2017 - George Brown '88 - Partner, Gibson Dunn

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Distinguished Alumni Lectures

April 25, 2016 - Gina Despres '74 - Retired Senior Vice President, Capital Research and Management Company
April 6, 2016 - Jeffrey Ettinger '83 - CEO, Hormel Foods
February 23, 2016 - Matt Epstein '98 - CEO, The Camstoll Group
November 10, 2015 - Joanna Strober '93 - Co-Founder & CEO, Kurbo Health
November 5, 2015 - Linda J. Smith '77 - Partner, DLA Piper
October 20, 2015 - Robert DeBitetto '81 - President, President, Brand Strategy, Business Development and A+E Studios, A+E Networks
September 21, 2015 - Jessie Kornberg '07 - President and CEO, Bet Tzedek

Spring 2015 Distinguished Alumni Lecturers

April 20, 2015 - Valerie "Val" B. Ackerman '85 - Commissioner, Big East Conference
March 11, 2015 - Stacy Tolchin '01 - The Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin
March 9, 2015 - Evelyn Shimazaki '84 - Chief Counsel, Tesla Motors
March 4, 2015 - Yakub Hazzard '90 - Vice President Legal at NBCUniversal Television
February 17, 2015 - Harriet Pearson '90 - Partner, Hogan Lovells

Fall 2014 Distinguished Alumni Lecturers

November 17, 2014 - Erich D. Andersen '89 - Head, Innovation and Intellectual Property Group, Microsoft Corporation
November 12, 2014 - Skip M. Brittenham '70 - Founding Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP
November 5, 2014 - Jeffrey M. Freedman '93 - General Counsel, Creative Artists Agency
November 3, 2014 - Jeffrey H. Cohen '88 - Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
October 28, 2014 - James P. Beaubien '91 - Managing Partner, Latham & Watkins
October 27, 2014 - Michael H. Mulroy '93 - Executive VP (ret.), Questcor Pharmaceuticals
October 8, 2014 - Neil L. Zola '90 - President, The Garden City Group