For the health and safety of our alumni and friends, the St. Mary’s University Law Alumni Association (“LAA”) and St. Mary’s University have made the difficult decision to postpone the January 15, 2022 Distinguished Law Graduate Dinner. We are working on a new date and will update this site once that issue is resolved. Thank you for your understanding and patience during these trying times.

The LAA will honor both the 2020 and 2021 Distinguished Law Graduate honorees at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Below you will find the 2020 and 2021 honorees as well as the links to purchase tickets and/or tables. Tables seat eight (8).

2020 Distinguished Law Graduates

The Honorable Dean Rucker (J.D. ’80), Presiding Judge, 7th Administration Judicial Region, Midland, Texas

Jodi Goodwin (J.D. ’95), Law Office of Jodi Goodwin, Harlingen, Texas

2020 Distinguished Young Alumna

Fatima Menendez (J.D. ’13), Staff Attorney, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, San Antonio, Texas

2021 Distinguished Law Graduates

The Honorable Julie Kocurek (J.D. ’90), District Judge, 390th District Court, Austin, Texas

Sara Dysart (B.A. ’74, J.D. ’81), Sara E. Dysart, P.C., San Antonio, Texas

2021 Distinguished Young Alumna

Alicia Grant (J.D. ’16), Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright, San Antonio, Texas

For any questions, contact Collanne Bramblett West at 210-436-3774 or

Tickets and tables

Individual tickets are $160 and can be purchased in any quantity. Table sponsorships are available at several levels:

  • Champion of Justice – $5,000
  • Golden Gavel Underwriter – $2,500
  • Barrister Blue Sponsor – $1,250

Purchase tickets

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