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South Coast Attorney Makes Million Dollar Contribution To UCLA

A South Coast attorney known for taking on tough and sometimes controversial cases has made a major contribution to help the next generation of lawyers at his alma mater.

Santa Barbara attorney Barry Cappello donated a million dollars to the UCLA School of Law, to improve its trial advocacy program. Cappello is a UCLA undergraduate and law school graduate. He’s served as Santa Barbara’s City Attorney, and as state Deputy Attorney General, and is the managing partner of a four decade old Santa Barbara law firm.

Cappello contributed $1.25 million to UCLA in 2006, which allowed the opening of a courtroom on campus used by actual appeal courts, as well as for lectures and mock trials by students.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.