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Warren Lieberfarb, "The Father of the DVD," in Conversation at Southwestern

May 16, 2011

Warren Lieberfarb, "The Father of the DVD," in Conversation at Southwestern

Warren N. Lieberfab, Chairman of Warren N. Lieberfarb & Associates LLC (WNLA), will be the final guest of the 2010-2011 "A...

2011 Excellence in Teaching Awards Announced

May 10, 2011

2011 Excellence in Teaching Awards Announced

Professors Karen R. Smith, Butler D. Shaffer and Christine Chorba have been selected to receive the law school's 2011...

Professor John Tehranian to Join Southwestern Faculty in the Fall

May 06, 2011

Professor John Tehranian to Join Southwestern Faculty in the Fall

Professor John Tehranian has been appointed to the Southwestern full-time faculty as a tenured Professor of Law, commencing...

Southwestern Student Participates in Military Externship Opportunity

May 05, 2011

Southwestern Student Participates in Military Externship Opportunity

For those who are not in the military, the thought of a court martial will probably evoke images of Tom Cruise and Jack...

Southwestern Faculty Share their Expertise in Social Justice

May 05, 2011

Southwestern Faculty Share their Expertise in Social Justice

Southwestern was well represented at the Trina Grillo Social Justice Retreat held at the University of San Francisco Law School...

SCALE Establishes Lecture Series

May 05, 2011

SCALE Establishes Lecture Series

This semester, the SCALE Lecture Series was established to bring in experts on everything from white collar crime to homeland...

Gerald Agnew, Bruce Brusavich, Hon. Gerald Rosenberg and James Coufos Honored at Annual Alumni Event

May 05, 2011

Gerald Agnew, Bruce Brusavich, Hon. Gerald Rosenberg and James Coufos Honored at Annual Alumni Event

In April, the Southwestern community gathered to salute four individuals who have contributed significantly to the legal...

Southwestern Students Help Join Families on Adoption Day

April 26, 2011

Southwestern Students Help Join Families on Adoption Day

Southwestern students Marina Zakiyan and Shannon Thiele found it difficult not to get choked up as they helped a couple...

Moot Court Team Earns Second Place at National Evidence Competition

April 25, 2011

Moot Court Team Earns Second Place at National Evidence Competition

Southwestern's Moot Court team of second-year day student Courtney Martin and SCALE II students Chandler Parker and Bryan Swaim...

Negotiation Teams Wins National Environmental Law Competition

April 25, 2011

Negotiation Teams Wins National Environmental Law Competition

Third-year day student Jessica Rafipour and third-year evening student Antwoin Wall won First Place at the Lewis and Clark...

First-year Students Demonstrate Their Advocacy Skills in LAWS Competitions

April 14, 2011

First-year Students Demonstrate Their Advocacy Skills in LAWS Competitions

They researched, wrote and practiced. They competed and advanced. And then they put on their most professional attire to argue,...

Southwestern Student Successfully Argues in Federal Court

March 30, 2011

Southwestern Student Successfully Argues in Federal Court

Law School's Appellate Litigation Practicum provides opportunity to write briefs and present oral arguments before the Ninth...

Gerald Agnew, Bruce Brusavich, Hon. Gerald Rosenberg and James Coufos to be Honored at Southwestern Alumni Awards Event

March 29, 2011

Gerald Agnew, Bruce Brusavich, Hon. Gerald Rosenberg and James Coufos to be Honored at Southwestern Alumni Awards Event

The Southwestern community will salute three individuals who have contributed significantly to the legal profession, the law...

Jonathan Handel, Entertainment Attorney and Author of "Hollywood on Strike" in Conversation at Southwestern

March 28, 2011

Jonathan Handel, Entertainment Attorney and Author of "Hollywood on Strike" in Conversation at Southwestern

Jonathan Handel, Entertainment Attorney, journalist and author of Hollywood on Strike, will be the next guest of the 2010-2011...

Southwestern Presents a Collegiate Sports Law Symposium Featuring a Conversation with Former NCAA Basketball Coach Jim Harrick

March 25, 2011

Southwestern Presents a Collegiate Sports Law Symposium Featuring a Conversation with Former NCAA Basketball Coach Jim Harrick

Compliance Isn't Always A Slam Dunk Student athletes do not get paid for play, but there is nothing amateur about the big...

Three-Peat: BLSA Negotiation Team Wins National Convention Competition

March 25, 2011

Three-Peat: BLSA Negotiation Team Wins National Convention Competition

At the 43rd Annual National Black Law Students Association Convention held in Houston, Texas, Southwestern's BLSA chapter...

First-Year Law Students to Demonstrate Trial Skills for LA's Top Prosecutors

March 24, 2011

First-Year Law Students to Demonstrate Trial Skills for LA's Top Prosecutors

Steve Cooley and Carmen Trutanich among distinguished guests set to judge Southwestern's intramural advocacy competitions It's...

New Connelly Thriller Features Young Southwestern Grad

March 23, 2011

New Connelly Thriller Features Young Southwestern Grad

A character who is a Southwestern graduate is featured prominently in Michael Connelly's new novel, The Fifth Witness. Connelly...

Siderman Fellow Explores American Approach to Criminal Law and Procedure

March 04, 2011

Siderman Fellow Explores American Approach to Criminal Law and Procedure

Federico Ramos is the 2010-2011 Fulbright-Jose Siderman Human Rights Fellow at Southwestern. In an effort to promote the...

March 04, 2011

JLE Examines Impact of War on Terror on Legal Education and Scholarship

The Journal of Legal Education, in its latest issue, presents an unprecedented examination of how law school curricula and...

March 03, 2011

Southwestern Negotiation Teams Impress in National Competition

Southwestern made a notable debut at the Liberty University School of Law National Negotiation Competition as both of its...

Former CEOs to Discuss Importance of Legal and Business Degrees in "Breaking the Glass Ceiling"

March 02, 2011

Former CEOs to Discuss Importance of Legal and Business Degrees in "Breaking the Glass Ceiling"

Two highly successful business leaders who are trailblazers in their fields, Larraine Segil and Joan Herman will share their...

Chief Justice of California to Speak at Commencement

March 02, 2011

Chief Justice of California to Speak at Commencement

The Honorable Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California, will serve as the commencement speaker at Southwestern's 96th...

Southwestern's BLSA Chapter Excels at Regional Convention

March 01, 2011

Southwestern's BLSA Chapter Excels at Regional Convention

At the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Western Regional Convention held in Las Vegas, Southwestern's chapter...

February 28, 2011

Southwestern Law Students Launch Entertainment Law Blog Through New Course

A course where surfing the Internet and blogging about Hollywood is not only encouraged but required? For Southwestern students...

Michael Sitrick, National Expert in Strategic Communications, in Conversation at Southwestern

February 23, 2011

Michael Sitrick, National Expert in Strategic Communications, in Conversation at Southwestern

Michael Sitrick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sitrick And Company, will be the next guest of the 2010-2011 "A...

James L. Perzik, Secretary and General Counsel for the Los Angeles Lakers, in Conversation at Southwestern

February 02, 2011

James L. Perzik, Secretary and General Counsel for the Los Angeles Lakers, in Conversation at Southwestern

James L. Perzik, Secretary and General Counsel for the Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. will be the next guest of the 2010-2011 "A...

January 21, 2011

Law and Society Scholars from the Western United States to Gather at Southwestern

With a commitment to cultivating research, conversation and engagement on a range of issues that affect scholarship, teaching...

Southwestern's Law Journal and the International Law Association (American Branch) Co-host a Symposium on the Future of International Law

January 20, 2011

Southwestern's Law Journal and the International Law Association (American Branch) Co-host a Symposium on the Future of International Law

On Saturday, February 26, renowned legal scholars and practitioners from the Western United States will meet at Southwestern...

Metropolitan News-Enterprise: Southwestern Law School Dean Sees Bright Future for 'School of Opportunity'

January 14, 2011

Metropolitan News-Enterprise: Southwestern Law School Dean Sees Bright Future for 'School of Opportunity'

Reprinted from the Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Thursday, January 13, 2011 - Page 3). Click here to see the original...

Leading Media and Entertainment Industry Attorneys and Executives Discuss "Scripts, Lies & Videogames" at Southwestern

January 06, 2011

Leading Media and Entertainment Industry Attorneys and Executives Discuss "Scripts, Lies & Videogames" at Southwestern

Clearance issues across various industries are arising out of recent developments in trademark and right of publicity law. How...

Professor Steven Krone to Receive Public Service Counsel Award

January 05, 2011

Professor Steven Krone to Receive Public Service Counsel Award

Professor Steven Krone, Director of Southwestern's Biederman Institute, has been selected to receive the Public Service Counsel...

Metropolitan News-Enterprise Names Dean Bryant Garth "Person of the Year"

January 04, 2011

Metropolitan News-Enterprise Names Dean Bryant Garth "Person of the Year"

The Metropolitan News-Enterprise has selected Southwestern's Dean Bryant Garth as a 2010 "Person of the Year." He will be...

Martin Garbus, Preeminent Trial Lawyer and First Amendment Expert, in "Conversation" at Southwestern

December 22, 2010

Martin Garbus, Preeminent Trial Lawyer and First Amendment Expert, in "Conversation" at Southwestern

Martin Garbus, the renowned trial lawyer and First Amendment expert, will be the first guest of the 2010-2011 "Conversation...

Southwestern Partners with RAND for New Law and Public Policy Certificate Programs

December 16, 2010

Southwestern Partners with RAND for New Law and Public Policy Certificate Programs

The Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS) and Southwestern Law School will jointly offer two certificate programs for the schools'...

TAHP Team Wins Regional Competition, Heads to Nationals

December 03, 2010

TAHP Team Wins Regional Competition, Heads to Nationals

Southwestern's Trial Advocacy Honors Program (TAHP) team of Ashlee P. Clark (SCALE II), Lynette M. Jones (fourth-year evening),...

Southwestern Students Embrace Service Day Opportunities

November 23, 2010

Southwestern Students Embrace Service Day Opportunities

Southwestern's Second Annual Diversity Week celebrated the law school's historic commitment to a wide array of students,...

 Alumnae in Criminal Law Share Perspectives on the Legal Profession

November 22, 2010

Alumnae in Criminal Law Share Perspectives on the Legal Profession

Southwestern's Women's Law Association, Trial Advocacy Honors Program and Criminal Law Society recently presented a panel...

In Memoriam: Southwestern Benefactor Harle Montgomery

November 18, 2010

In Memoriam: Southwestern Benefactor Harle Montgomery

Harle G. Montgomery, a prominent journalist, philanthropist and major donor to several programs at Southwestern, passed away in...

Moot Court Team Wins Best Respondents' Brief

November 17, 2010

Moot Court Team Wins Best Respondents' Brief

Southwestern's team of Britt Karp (SCALE II), Sholom Goodman and Genevieve Younce (both third-year day) won Best Respondents'...

November 16, 2010

Graduate Class Gift Campaign Launched; Alumna Offers $10K Matching Gift

This year, members of the graduating class have initiated a new program to support students following in their footsteps. The...

Public Counsel Honors Southwestern Student Philip Hall

November 16, 2010

Public Counsel Honors Southwestern Student Philip Hall

Second-year day student Philip A. Hall was recently honored at the 11th annual Public Counsel Volunteer Gala for his work with...

Southwestern Students Receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships

November 15, 2010

Southwestern Students Receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships

First-year students Jahmy Stanford Graham and Martha S. Torres-Ortiz were recently awarded California Bar Foundation...

Southwestern Alumnus Appointed Honduran Ambassador to Mexico

November 15, 2010

Southwestern Alumnus Appointed Honduran Ambassador to Mexico

In September, Southwestern alumnus Jose Mariano Castillo '64 was sworn in as the new Honduran Ambassador to Mexico, where he...

November 12, 2010

The Drucker School and Southwestern Launch Three-Year JD/MBA

The Southwestern faculty, in conjunction with the faculty of The Drucker Graduate School of Management, has expanded...

Southwestern Student Wins National Securities Law Writing Competition

November 03, 2010

Southwestern Student Wins National Securities Law Writing Competition

Fourth-year evening student Art Gharibian won the James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition sponsored by the Public...

Southwestern Symposium Discusses How Homegrown Legislation Affects the Global Community

November 02, 2010

Southwestern Symposium Discusses How Homegrown Legislation Affects the Global Community

Do U.S. laws stop at the border? If not, when do they - or when should they - govern the conduct of people abroad? A flurry of...

October 19, 2010

2010-2011 Biederman Scholars Announced

Last year, in an effort to recognize excellence in academic achievement, and encourage and facilitate career success, the...

September 20, 2010

Defamation Law Experts to Discuss International Developments at JIMEL Colloquium

The Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL), a publication of the American Bar Association's Forums on...

September 15, 2010

LSSSE 2010: Survey Indicates New Student-Centered Programs Are Making a Difference

The results of the 2010 Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) offer significant evidence that the implementation of a...

Student Wins First Annual Rule of Law Prize

September 14, 2010

Student Wins First Annual Rule of Law Prize

Third-year day student Elissa Felman won the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation's First Annual Rule of Law Prize. She received $2,500...

Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law Announces New Editor, Upcoming Defamation Law Colloquium and Release of New Issue

September 13, 2010

Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law Announces New Editor, Upcoming Defamation Law Colloquium and Release of New Issue

Southwestern Professor Michael Epstein is now serving as the supervising editor of the Journal of International Media and...

Professors Pen Advice Book

September 10, 2010

Professors Pen Advice Book

In response to first-year student requests for some practical, no-nonsense advice about law school, Vice Dean Austen Parrish...

Judge Mavis Encourages New Students to Pursue Their Passion and Make Connections

August 30, 2010

Judge Mavis Encourages New Students to Pursue Their Passion and Make Connections

As the keynote Orientation speaker welcoming Southwestern's 100th entering class, Hon. Darrell Mavis, Judge of the Los Angeles...

Inaugural Immigration Law Clinic Fellow Selected

August 26, 2010

Inaugural Immigration Law Clinic Fellow Selected

Julia Vázquez has been selected to serve as the first Immigration Law Clinic Fellow at Southwestern. During this two-year...

Professor Gray Appointed Dean of Students and Diversity Affairs

August 06, 2010

Professor Gray Appointed Dean of Students and Diversity Affairs

Professor H. Nyree Gray, who has served as Director of Diversity Affairs since 2007, has been appointed as Associate Dean/Dean...

Dean Powell Appointed Associate Dean for Special Projects

August 05, 2010

Dean Powell Appointed Associate Dean for Special Projects

Associate Dean/Dean of Students Jane Powell has taken a new role as Southwestern's Associate Dean for Special Projects. In this...

Jennifer Rodriguez-Fee '08 Selected as Inaugural Clinical Fellow

July 27, 2010

Jennifer Rodriguez-Fee '08 Selected as Inaugural Clinical Fellow

Southwestern alumna Jennifer Rodriguez-Fee '08 has been selected to serve as the first Clinical Fellow in the law school's...

July 14, 2010

Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Repayment Program Applications Due August 16

In the July 7 Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Education provided information about implementing the Civil Legal...

Southwestern Names Four Faculty Members for 2010-11 Professorships

June 21, 2010

Southwestern Names Four Faculty Members for 2010-11 Professorships

Southwestern has honored four of its highly respected faculty members with professorships for the 2010-11 academic year:...

Steven Krone Appointed Director of the Biederman Institute

June 18, 2010

Steven Krone Appointed Director of the Biederman Institute

Following an extensive national search, Steven G. Krone, former President and Chief Operating Officer of Village Roadshow...

Gowri Ramachandran Named Professor of Law

June 17, 2010

Gowri Ramachandran Named Professor of Law

Following the positive recommendation by the Faculty Tenure Committee, Gowri Ramachandran was granted tenure and promoted to...

Commencement Speakers Inspire Southwestern Graduates

June 16, 2010

Commencement Speakers Inspire Southwestern Graduates

At Southwestern's 95th Commencement Ceremony, graduates and their guests were treated to inspiring words from a seasoned judge...

June 08, 2010

Southwestern and Kaplan Legal Education Host Webinar on the New Online Entertainment and Media LL.M.

Attorneys and law graduates are invited to participate in an informational webinar hosted by Southwestern and Kaplan Legal...

Jurist Emphasizes Importance of Judicial Independence at Forum with Superior Court Candidates

June 03, 2010

Jurist Emphasizes Importance of Judicial Independence at Forum with Superior Court Candidates

Local voters got a rare chance to meet 18 candidates seeking six Los Angeles Superior Court posts as part of an open public...