Alumni Association Honor Judge Burns and Commissioner Bloch at 9th Annual Judicial Mixer and Alumni Awards Reception

October 28, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
SAN DIEGO, CA, 10/28/16 On October 13th,Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association honored United States District Court Judge Larry Burns with the Judicial Service Award and retired San Diego Superior Court Commissioner Gary Bloch '81 with the Outstanding Service to the Community Award at the 9th Annual Judicial Mixer and Alumni Awards Reception held at Thomas Jefferson School of Law .

Every year since 2008, the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association has provided students with this chance to mingle with some of San Diego's most respected and prestigious individuals from the bench.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board Chair Randy Jones kicked off the event by recognizing Board of Trustees members, Alumni Board members, as well as introducing President and Dean Thomas Guernsey who is retiring after the end of the school year.

Dean Guernsey after welcoming those in attendance, he introduced Alumni Association President Jeremy Evans '11 to present the judicial service award and outstanding service to the community award.

At this year's event, attendees celebrated the Honorable Larry Burns for his almost 20 years of service to the court and Honorable Gary Bloch '81 for his service to the alumni association and community. Commissioner Bloch organized the first Thomas Jefferson School of Law Judicial Mixer back in 2008.

"For the 9th Annual Judicial Mixer, which we combined this year with the Alumni Awards reception as part of the second annual Alumni Weekend, we were pleased to award Judge Larry A. Burns of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California with the Judicial Service Award and Retired Commissioner Gary S. Bloch '81 with the annual Outstanding Service to Community Award awarded to Alumni," said Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association President Jeremy Evans. "A special thank you to Tracee Lorens '90, the entire Alumni Board, Alumni, staff, faculty and students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law for making Alumni Weekend a success."

The Judicial Mixer and Alumni Awards Reception was the first event to kick off 2016 Alumni Weekend for Thomas Jefferson School of Law.


The mission of Thomas Jefferson School of Law is to provide an outstanding legal education for a nationally-based, diverse student body in a collegial and supportive environment with attention to newly emerging areas of law, particularly those related to technological development, globalization and the quest for social justice. Located in Downtown San Diego, Thomas Jefferson School of Law has evolved into an innovative, cutting-edge law school, devoted to the individual needs and success of its students. More information is available at www.tjsl.edu.


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