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Juan Mendez, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, to deliver inaugural Jose Siderman Human Rights Lecture at Southwestern Law School

February 04, 2016

Juan Mendez, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, to deliver inaugural Jose Siderman Human Rights Lecture at Southwestern Law School

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Southwestern Law School will present the inaugural José Siderman Human Rights Lecture, which...

Practice Spotlight on Medical Malpractice Attorney Linda Star '80

January 27, 2016

Practice Spotlight on Medical Malpractice Attorney Linda Star '80

Linda Star considers herself fortunate to have gotten an early start in trial work while having the chance to collaborate with...

New Intersession Course Explores How to Legally Protect the Elderly

January 22, 2016

New Intersession Course Explores How to Legally Protect the Elderly

During the first week of January, Southwestern Law School offered a unique, new intersession course, Medical/Legal Aspects of...

Megan Craig '15 Wins American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence

January 14, 2016

Megan Craig '15 Wins American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence

Megan Craig ’15, an associate at Bayer, Wishman & Leotta, has won a Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy...

Southwestern BLSA Team Wins Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

January 13, 2016

Southwestern BLSA Team Wins Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

At the Western Regional Black Law Student Association's Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, which was held at the...

Practice Spotlight on Family Law Attorney Neal Hersh '76

January 05, 2016

Practice Spotlight on Family Law Attorney Neal Hersh '76

This is the first in a series of profiles of Southwestern alumni who are prominent trial attorneys in wide-ranging areas of...

Oscar-winning Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Among All-Star Panelists to Speak at Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference presented by Southwestern and the Media Law Resource Center

January 04, 2016

Oscar-winning Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Among All-Star Panelists to Speak at Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference presented by Southwestern and the Media Law Resource Center

In the digital age, the ability to reveal private data that could destroy reputations and companies is more sophisticated—and...

Agustin Cavana, 2015-2016 Siderman Fellow

December 16, 2015

Agustin Cavana, 2015-2016 Siderman Fellow

Argentine human rights attorney Agustin Cavana is the 2015-2016 Fulbright – Jose Siderman Human Rights Fellow at Southwestern...

Southwestern's Biederman Blog Selected for ABA Journal's 9th Annual Blawg 100

December 08, 2015

Southwestern's Biederman Blog Selected for ABA Journal's 9th Annual Blawg 100

In an overcrowded blogosphere, Southwestern's Biederman Blog has once again distinguished itself as one of the most creative...

LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell Shares His Views on His First Year in Office

November 25, 2015

LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell Shares His Views on His First Year in Office

On November 23, Southwestern’s Criminal Law Society hosted a special program featuring an interview with Los Angeles County...

Southwestern Partners with "Giving Tuesday" to Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

November 24, 2015

Southwestern Partners with "Giving Tuesday" to Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

For the third year, Southwestern has joined the national movement and become a proud partner of Giving Tuesday, coinciding with...

Professor Christopher Cameron Named a Leader in Diversity

November 18, 2015

Professor Christopher Cameron Named a Leader in Diversity

Professor Christopher David Ruiz Cameron is one of 20 law professors from around the country to be named a Leader in Diversity...

Moot Court Team Takes Second Place at Regional Competition

November 17, 2015

Moot Court Team Takes Second Place at Regional Competition

Last weekend at the Regional Round of the New York City Bar National Moot Court Competition held at Loyola Law School,...

Southwestern's Appellate Litigation Clinic is Instrumental in Ninth Circuit Decision

November 05, 2015

Southwestern's Appellate Litigation Clinic is Instrumental in Ninth Circuit Decision

Under the supervision of Adjunct Professor Andrew Knapp, Southwestern's Appellate Litigation Clinic prevailed in Dimaya v....

Southwestern Student Receives Prestigious MALDEF Scholarship

October 26, 2015

Southwestern Student Receives Prestigious MALDEF Scholarship

Third-year day student Maritza Agundez has been awarded a scholarship from MALDEF.* "MALDEF represents to me a prevalent...

Southwestern to host Annual Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law Symposium

October 23, 2015

Southwestern to host Annual Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law Symposium

Law students from around Southern California who are interested in Entertainment Law are invited to attend the Annual...

Southwestern alumna wins prestigious award from Federal Bar Association

October 22, 2015

Southwestern alumna wins prestigious award from Federal Bar Association

On October 8, Southwestern alumna Megan Craig '15, a law clerk at Bayer, Wishman & Leotta, received the Judge Barry Russell...

Special Event for Korean Community to Be Hosted by Southwestern and  Korean Churches for Community Development

October 19, 2015

Special Event for Korean Community to Be Hosted by Southwestern and Korean Churches for Community Development

Southwestern Law School and Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD)* are hosting a Special Reception for the Korean...

Southwestern Faculty Approves Unique Summer Law Program in Armenia

October 19, 2015

Southwestern Faculty Approves Unique Summer Law Program in Armenia

For years, Los Angeles' second oldest law school has had a special relationship with the Armenian-American community. Image:...

Four Students Selected as 2015-2016 Biederman Scholars

October 14, 2015

Four Students Selected as 2015-2016 Biederman Scholars

In an effort to recognize excellence in academic achievement, and encourage and facilitate career success, Southwestern's...

Southwestern team wins National Sports Negotiation Competition

October 05, 2015

Southwestern team wins National Sports Negotiation Competition

Out of the 40 teams from across the nation that participated in the Thomas Jefferson National Sports Law Negotiation...

Armed Forces Law Society assists veterans on and off campus

September 28, 2015

Armed Forces Law Society assists veterans on and off campus

When Andy Beltran began his first year of law school in the Fall of 2013, he joined the Armed Forces Law Society (AFLS), a...

Professor VanLandingham wins international scholarly essay competition

September 21, 2015

Professor VanLandingham wins international scholarly essay competition

Professor Rachel VanLandingham has been selected as the winner of the second edition of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Essay...

Sex Offenses: Lessons from the Front Lines Southwestern Law School Symposium Explores How The Criminal Justice System Deals with Sex Crimes

September 17, 2015

Sex Offenses: Lessons from the Front Lines Southwestern Law School Symposium Explores How The Criminal Justice System Deals with Sex Crimes

Rape and sexual assault strike at the heart of a person’s autonomy, causing damage that ripples across society, both in the...

Southwestern Law School Receives 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

September 15, 2015

Southwestern Law School Receives 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Southwestern Law School has received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity...

Dr. Hadian is First at Southwestern to Earn Bioscience Law Certificate

August 25, 2015

Dr. Hadian is First at Southwestern to Earn Bioscience Law Certificate

Southwestern/Keck partnership offers unique curriculum Dr. Mehrnaz Hadian, a critical care physician and fourth-year evening...

Alumni Q&A: Cindy Johnson '00

August 17, 2015

Alumni Q&A: Cindy Johnson '00

An interview with Cindy Johnson, President of the Southwestern Alumni Association, on the goals and priorities of the Alumni...

New LAWS and Academic Success Faculty Appointed

August 12, 2015

New LAWS and Academic Success Faculty Appointed

With the commencement of the 2015-2016 academic year, Southwestern welcomes two new faculty members. Kathryn Falk Fehrman has...

Southwestern Takes Top Honors at Delta Theta Phi Convention

August 06, 2015

Southwestern Takes Top Honors at Delta Theta Phi Convention

Southwestern's Hon. Marshall Francis McComb Delta Theta Phi Senate had a very impressive showing at the international legal...

Professor Cameron Elected Vice Chair of LA's Employee Relations Board

August 03, 2015

Professor Cameron Elected Vice Chair of LA's Employee Relations Board

Professor Christopher Cameron has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Los Angeles Employee Relations Board (LAERB), one...

Lauren Fierro receives prestigious scholarship

July 21, 2015

Lauren Fierro receives prestigious scholarship

Fourth year PLEAS student Lauren Fierro has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the Florence-Marie Cooper Scholarship, which...

Southwestern hosts launch celebration for innovative legal incubator consortium with UCLA and Pepperdine

July 06, 2015

Southwestern hosts launch celebration for innovative legal incubator consortium with UCLA and Pepperdine

Southwestern hosted the Launch Celebration for the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC) to introduce the 10 lawyers selected...

New Issue of Entertainment Journal Explores Hot Topic of Drones

July 02, 2015

New Issue of Entertainment Journal Explores Hot Topic of Drones

Volume 5, Issue 2 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL) has been published and is devoted...

Southwestern Faculty in the News

June 25, 2015

Southwestern Faculty in the News

Several Southwestern faculty have published op eds or provided commentary on a variety of legal issues for local, national and...

Korean Connections at Southwestern Law School

June 16, 2015

Korean Connections at Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School has a longstanding and historic commitment to diversity. Located in the heart of Los Angeles'...

Eleven Southwestern Students Awarded Scholarships by the Mexican American Bar Foundation

June 15, 2015

Eleven Southwestern Students Awarded Scholarships by the Mexican American Bar Foundation

The Mexican American Bar Foundation (MABF) awarded scholarships to 11 Southwestern students at its 24th Anniversary Scholarship...

30th PLEAS Class Graduates from Southwestern

June 03, 2015

30th PLEAS Class Graduates from Southwestern

Southwestern's 100th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 17 marked a day of milestones. Not only was this the centennial...

Class of 2015 Celebrates at Southwestern Law School's 100 Commencement

June 03, 2015

Class of 2015 Celebrates at Southwestern Law School's 100 Commencement

A century after the first graduate completed her law degree and became the first female public defender in the country, the...