2022 Outstanding Recent Alumnus

Archie Roundtree, Jr., ’18 JD

To find a person who’s deeply motivated to give back and improve the world around them, look no further than Archie Roundtree, Jr. 

After graduating with a doctorate degree from the School of Law, Roundtree focused on a public law career serving underprivileged communities in Los Angeles County at Bet Tzedek Legal Services as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. He also simultaneously served as a Shriver Center: Racial Justice Institute Fellow

His proclivity toward service has manifested in many ways. In his current role at Justice in Aging, Roundtree works to advance equity for low-income older adults while pursuing systemic change in law and policy. Additionally, Roundtree lends his time with underserved communities that have limited access to legal advice. He has long been a mentor to students, guiding them through educational and career choices and advising them on legal and financial literacy. Roundtree has found his voice and continues to speak on local, regional and national platforms. 

Roundtree’s multiple nominators depict him as thriving in situations where he has a chance to improve the quality of life through intentional self-reflection. In order to do so, Roundtree believes in striving toward physical, mental, social, and spiritual health; that we can only do our finest work when balance is found. 

Beyond sharing his experiences and legal expertise with current SU students, Roundtree also stays connected with the university as a member of the School of Law Alumni Board. 

For having achieved so much in the short years since he graduated, Roundtree is the recipient of the Outstanding Recent Alumnus award.