Law Firm Challenge 2014

The USC Law Firm Challenge began in 2006 to further strengthen the connection between alumni, law firms, law departments, and the USC Gould School of Law. Challenge participants aim for 100% alumni giving in their respective organizations, providing critical support to the law school and helping to bolster the law school's percentage of alumni support - a number crucial to the school's reputation.

Challenge winners - those who reach 100% participation and the firms with the highest percentage of USC Law Leadership Society members - receive special recognition for their role in strengthening the legendary Trojan Network while enhancing the profile of their firms and organizations.

Message from the 2014 Law Firm Challenge Chair

David Walsh '85

David Walsh is a partner in the Litigation practice of Morrison Foerster in the Los Angeles office, focusing on class action and other business, commercial and environmental matters. Mr. Walsh is active in a variety of bar and community organizations, including the Board of Councilors for the USC Gould School of Law.

Dear Friends:

I am honored once again to serve as chair of the annual Law Firm Challenge. By giving back during the Challenge, we provide crucial resources to the law school and showcase the strength of the Trojan Network. Your participation directly impacts one of our school's most important metrics - alumni donor participation. So please participate!

USC Gould is doing well! We continue to attract top candidates. The current 1L class's 166 median LSAT score places them in the top 6 percent of law students nationally. After graduating from USC Gould, these talented students will be well prepared to join us as practitioners.

During the Challenge, I hope you will consider joining the USC Law Leadership Society. Your membership gift is a great way to increase your personal involvement; your gift also counts toward the Partner's Challenge, increasing the impact of alumni giving at your organization. Please click here for more information.

If your firm or company is not yet part of the Challenge, please click here to sign up. The Challenge will run through the spring semester, ending on Commencement Day. I know that we will have a lot to celebrate.

Best regards,

Dave Walsh


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