Alumni: GGU Law Alumni Reunion & Awards Night 2018

GGU Law Alumni Reunion & Awards Night

Tuesday January 30, 2018
6 — 8 PM
Delancey Street Foundation

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Join President David J. Fike and Dean Anthony Niedwiecki, fellow alumni and friends for a special reception honoring leaders in the community who exemplify the mission and values of GGU Law. Reception will include hors d'œuvres and beer, wine and soda.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6 – 8 pm
Delancey Street Foundation
600 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94107

$25 / person*
* Part of the proceeds will support the GGU Student Bar Association



Dru Ramey 2018 Recipient of the Judith McKelvey Distinguished Service Award

Dru Ramey
2018 Recipient of the Judith McKelvey Distinguished Service Award

Bill Hirsh

Bill Hirsh
Recipient of the GGU Law Positive Impact Award


Awarded to a person who exemplifies the values and mission of the Golden Gate University School of Law or who has furthered the goal of diversifying the legal profession.

Drucilla Ramey (2018 Recipient)

Drucilla Ramey, Dean of GGU School of Law from 2009 to 2012, is being honored with the inaugural Judith McKelvey Distinguished Service Award for her exemplary service to the law school and for being a strong advocate for women’s issues and equality.

Ramey is a nationally recognized speaker on diversity in the judiciary, legal profession and legal academia; judicial independence; legal and judicial ethics; employment and educational discrimination.

About Judith McKelvey

Judith McKelvey (1935-2014) became Dean of the GGU Law School in 1974 and served in that capacity through 1981 — the second woman in the US to become dean a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. She was an outstanding role model for women in the legal profession and actively recruited female candidates as law students and law faculty.


Awarded to a GGU Law alum who has used his or her law degree to make a positive impact in our community.

Bill Hirsh (JD 86)

Executive Director, AIDS Legal Referral Panel

Bill Hirsh has more than 30 years of experience in community- based nonprofit organizations ranging from alternative mental health programs to legal services for people with disabilities. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP), the first legal services program in the country to focus on the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Since his tenure with ALRP began in March of 2000, Hirsh has expanded ALRP’s services in the areas of housing, immigration, insurance, and consumer rights. ALRP serves almost 1500 individuals living with HIV in the San Francisco Bay Area each year, and leverages over a million dollars in donated legal services through its panel of over 700 volunteer attorneys.