Our son Paul now a graduate from University of San Francisco Law School

Liz and Lee Heidhues 5.21.2021

It’s a proud day as  parents when you can say your son is a law school graduate and will forever have the title, JD (Juris Doctor) after his name.

The past nearly four years Paul has worked, raised a family and attended University of San Francisco Law School at night. Paul has overcome many hurdles, not the least of which is the fact Paul is visually impaired. Paul fought for the accommodations he needed from the USF Law School Administration. Paul prevailed. He attended class and completed the arduous workload before and during the Pandemic when San Francisco was transformed into a Virtual City.

Paul’s fight was tough.  He’s always been a battler. When admitted to the California Bar, Paul will be a zealous advocate in whatever field of law he practices in.

The commencement speaker was Hon. Martin Jenkins, an Associate Justice on the California Supreme Court and USF Law school graduate (class of 1980).  Justice Jenkins told the virtual audience, “I was proud that I had finished such a rigorous curriculum at USF. A curriculum that required intelligence, tenacity, and courage in equal parts.”

San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who earned a Masters Degree from USF in 2013, told the graduates, “You have achieved this incredible milestone during an unprecedented and challenging time…I am so very proud of you.”

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Hon. Martin Jenkins – Associate Justice California Supreme Court
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St. Ignatius Church on USF campus
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Lighting the Commencement candles
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USF Law School Dean Susan Freiwald
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USF Law School virtual graduation at St. Ignatius Church
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A Law School graduate celebrates
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed