George Gascón Now Western State Law School's Most Famous Alum
|George Gascón has made his alma mater very proud...|
He is, however, enshrined in the "Hall of Fame" of his alma mater -- Western State University College of Law in Fullerton. Bill Adams, Western State's dean, acknowledges that Gascón is already his school's most prominent alum. But "We have over 100 judges, so I don't want to insult any of them."
Western State only received its accreditation from the American Bar Association in 2009 -- its graduates can now take the bar in all 50 states. Prior to that -- and, certainly, when Gascón graduated in 1986 -- the school was only accredited by the California Committee of Bar Examiners. So Gascón could not ostensibly be DA in his former roost of Mesa, Ariz. But he's fine here.
|Gascón's old stamping ground...|
Gascón, however, is probably the first Western grad to helm a district attorney's office in a county San Francisco's size, says Mallory.
An interesting distinction. Too bad he can't be elected to the school's Hall of Fame twice.
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