The Distinguished Fellows Program is the premier professional engagement program of the Center for Psychology and Law. Its purpose is to connect senior community leaders to graduate students and alumni in psychology and law. Distinguished Fellows are invited to contribute their time and expertise through serving on the Center’s Advisory Board, providing professional mentorship of current graduate students, collaborating with Center faculty to provide a “Views By Two” presentation, and attending a policy briefing in the spring.
Students who participate in the program are selected in a competitive process and matched to a Fellow at the recommendation of the graduate advisors and faculty. The goal of this partnership is to provide a professional mentorship that will greatly supplement students’ academic course of study.
Applications for the 2016-2017 Distinguished Fellows Program are now closed.
Distinguished Fellows Program 2016-2017
Joseph Dunn, J.D.
Former California State Senator
Joseph Dunn served as a member of the California State Senate from 1998-2006 for the 34th district, located in Orange County. In this position he chaired several key committees, including the Senate Investigation Committee, which looked into the 2001 California energy crisis.
In addition to his election to the state Senate, Mr. Dunn served as CEO and Executive Director of the California Medical Association, an organization with the mission to promote medicine and the well-being of patients.
He is a founding partner of The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP, a law firm dedicated to counseling individuals who have been injured, abused or defrauded. The Senators Firm is located in Santa Ana, California.
Senator Dunn received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Minnesota School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the College of St. Thomas. He currently lectures at the UC Irvine School of Law.
Kate Corrigan, J.D.
Attorney at Law | Corrigan, Welbourn, Stokke
Kate Corrigan is a former prosecutor, and is currently a member of Corrigan, Welbourn, Stokke, APLC, a criminal defense practice. Her practice is dedicated to the representation of individuals and entities under criminal investigation and facing prosecution in federal courts around the USA and the California state courts. Her firm prides itself in client centered representation and has successfully defended its clients hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases.
Ms. Corrigan is listed on the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and was included as one of the top 50 lawyers on the 2015 Orange County Super Lawyers List. She was also a founding member of the Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association, and served three terms as President. She is currently the Chair of the OCBA Criminal Law Section. She has also served as President of the FBA/OC Chapter.