Catholic Law alumni share a commitment to the pursuit of justice, mercy, and service—making an indelible impact on the lives of those within our Law School community and the world at large. They’ve often forged ahead, blazing new paths so that future generations of lawyers can follow. Our current students proudly continue to build on the success of those alumni. Some of our Catholic Law “Trail Blazers” include State Supreme Court Justices, Civil Rights activists, and Supreme Court clerks.

  • Otis Smith ’50, Michigan Supreme Court Justice/General Motors General Counsel
  • Charles Langford ’52, Civil Rights icon - part of the team that represented Rosa Parks, served in both the State Senate and State House of Representatives for Alabama
  • Karen Hastie Williams ’73, first Black Supreme Court Clerk
  • Peggy Quince ’75, first Black Florida Supreme Court Justice and Chief Justice

Holding positions of leadership and influence in their communities, our alumni have continued to rise to the top of their respective fields. Here are just a few of our leaders in the law.

In the last 20 years, this tradition of excellence has continued as young alumni have earned positions as public servants, attorneys at private firms, diversity officers, and academics—further highlighting the breadth of opportunity that comes from having your J.D. Some of our recent alumni include:

Catholic Law wants you to join our community and become the next generation of Catholic Law trailblazers and leaders in the law.