Judge Lupe Garcia ’95 Swears-in USF’s Newest Members of California Bar

Posted Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:01

USF School of Law hosted a swearing-in ceremony and reception on Dec. 1 for alumni who passed the July California Bar Examination. Judge Lupe Garcia ’95 of the Alameda County Superior Court administered the oath of membership.

“I am very proud of this accomplishment and eager to hear about your future ones,” Dean John Trasviña told the alumni at the ceremony in St. Ignatius Church. “Through it all, remember that while we have professional and technical expertise, we’re not the only ones who have passion for justice. We should never forget the fortitude of your clients and community members.”

Garcia encouraged the alumni to stay open to all possibilities as they and their careers change. “There are many different directions that you could go in, and that's truly what this profession allows you,” she said. “So don’t feel limited by what you do to start, just get started. We are sometimes our worst enemies, we limit ourselves. We need to step out of the way, and adopt and maintain a growth mindset. Always continue to see the possibilities in front of you, there are many.”

Garcia was appointed to the Alameda County Superior Court last year after nearly 20 years working at Gap Inc, most recently as associate general counsel and senior director for global integrity. She began her career as an associate at Lafayette and Kumagai LLP.

View all the photos from the ceremony and reception on Flickr.