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Leopold makes — and breaks — the mold for law faculty

Leopold makes — and breaks — the mold for law faculty

by Jennifer R. Lloyd

Leopold estimates he has touched the lives of about 10,000 law students over the years.

Professor of Law Aloysius A. Leopold (B.A. ’70, J.D. ’62) espouses the firm opinion that teaching is not learned. “It’s a talent you are born with, but you can always refine it.”

Since graduating from St. Mary’s School of Law in 1962 and ...

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

Fifteen years after a planned retirement, alumna Sylvia Villarreal is helping patients as a pediatrician and owner of a small-town clinic in New Mexico.

Actions Reflect Passion

Actions Reflect Passion

Kathleen Gallagher, Ph.D., has lived a life filled with adventure — and a bit of danger. She spent seven years trekking around Nepal, lived through a strong earthquake there and once witnessed her Nepalese classmates being arrested during a major political shakedown. Her time in Nepal wasn’t easy, but it shaped her both personally and professionally.

An American Dream

An American Dream

Judy Reyes (B.A. ’01) was just 4 when her family moved to the Texas border town of Mission from Mexico. Her dad, a professor in Mexico, stayed behind and visited on weekends, while her mom worked in a convenience store. These were sacrifices fueled by her parents’ desire to give their children a chance at the American dream.

Tweet, Post, Repeat.

Tweet, Post, Repeat.

Just a few years after graduating from St. Mary’s University, Erika Rendon is doing things she only dreamed of as a student. Now assistant press secretary to Julián Castro, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development ...