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Fair Employment and Housing Director Phyllis Cheng '93 to be Honored by California State Bar

May 31, 2012

Fair Employment and Housing Director Phyllis Cheng '93 to be Honored by California State Bar

Phyllis Cheng '93, Director of California's Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH), the nation's largest state civil...

Judge Otis Wright '80 Addresses Southwestern's Newest Graduates

May 23, 2012

Judge Otis Wright '80 Addresses Southwestern's Newest Graduates

At Southwestern's 97th Commencement Ceremony, alumnus and Federal District Court Judge Otis D. Wright, II advised graduating...

Law Student Overcomes Extreme Challenges to Graduate, Speaks at Commencement

May 23, 2012

Law Student Overcomes Extreme Challenges to Graduate, Speaks at Commencement

Mathew Rudes embodies the idiom "mind over matter." An outstanding student who has overcome extraordinary medical challenges to...

Attorneys Graduate from Southwestern's Inaugural Online LL.M. Class

May 18, 2012

Attorneys Graduate from Southwestern's Inaugural Online LL.M. Class

Imagine attending a graduate school class while traveling on a business flight from Los Angeles to New York. That's what...

A Family Affair: Creating Southwestern Legacies

May 16, 2012

A Family Affair: Creating Southwestern Legacies

Throughout Southwestern's 100-year history, generations of graduates have taken tremendous pride in watching family members...

Professors Hart, Aronovsky, D'Italia and Ryan Receive 2012 Excellence in Teaching Awards

May 08, 2012

Professors Hart, Aronovsky, D'Italia and Ryan Receive 2012 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Southwestern is pleased to announce that Professors Danielle K. Hart, Ronald G. Aronovsky, Alexandra D'Italia and Gabriela E....

April 12, 2012

John Spirtos Joins Board of Trustees

John B. Spirtos '91, a highly successful and respected senior executive and Southwestern alumnus, was elected to Southwestern's...

April 11, 2012

Students Represent Appellees in Litigation Practicum

Through Southwestern's Appellate Litigation Practicum, students gain real world experience working with Professor Caleb Mason...

Southwestern Continues Winning Streak at NBLSA Negotiation Competition

April 04, 2012

Southwestern Continues Winning Streak at NBLSA Negotiation Competition

The Southwestern contingent once again dominated the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) International Negotiation...

First-year Students Impress Judges at LAWS Competitions

April 03, 2012

First-year Students Impress Judges at LAWS Competitions

It is difficult to believe that the articulate, poised and well prepared professionals who presented oral arguments and...

April 02, 2012

Moot Court Takes Second Place at Labor and Employment Law Competition

At the Robert F. Wagner Sr. Labor and Employment Law Competition in New York, Southwestern's Moot Court Honors Program team of...

U.S. District Court Judge Otis Wright to Speak at Commencement

April 02, 2012

U.S. District Court Judge Otis Wright to Speak at Commencement

The Honorable Otis D. Wright, II '80, Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, will...

Southwestern Adds Four Outstanding Legal Practitioners and Scholars to the Full-time Faculty

March 30, 2012

Southwestern Adds Four Outstanding Legal Practitioners and Scholars to the Full-time Faculty

Southwestern will be welcoming four new full-time faculty members in Fall 2012. They each bring outstanding academic...

Siderman Fellow Delves into Human Rights and Refugee Law at Southwestern

March 28, 2012

Siderman Fellow Delves into Human Rights and Refugee Law at Southwestern

Juan Mondelli loves studying law in the United States. As a Siderman Fellow pursuing an LL.M. degree, he admires the devotion...

Southwestern Packs a One-Two Punch at National Negotiation Competition

March 26, 2012

Southwestern Packs a One-Two Punch at National Negotiation Competition

At the Lewis and Clark National Environmental Negotiation Competition, Southwestern's teams of Ilyssa Adler and Phillip Hall,...

TAHP Teams Earn Second and Fifth Place at AAJ Regional Competition

March 19, 2012

TAHP Teams Earn Second and Fifth Place at AAJ Regional Competition

At the regional rounds of the American Association of Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Competition held in Santa Monica,...

TAHP Wins Regional Round of National Trial Competition, Advances to Nationals

March 14, 2012

TAHP Wins Regional Round of National Trial Competition, Advances to Nationals

Southwestern's Trial Advocacy Honors Program team of Bahareh Aghajani, Katherine Bruce and Kunal Jain tied for First Place at...

Southwestern Moot Court Oralists Share Top Honors at Telecommunications Competition

March 13, 2012

Southwestern Moot Court Oralists Share Top Honors at Telecommunications Competition

At the recent National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., Southwestern teammates Michael Le and...

Legal Community Honors Southwestern Alumni on the Bench

March 09, 2012

Legal Community Honors Southwestern Alumni on the Bench

A sold-out crowd of more than 700 guests gathered to salute the distinguished graduates of Southwestern who have served on the...

Pioneering Women at the Supreme Court Share Experiences at Southwestern

March 09, 2012

Pioneering Women at the Supreme Court Share Experiences at Southwestern

When Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was appointed as the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981, women had already...

At Judges Tribute Event, Justice O'Connor Commends Southwestern Trailblazers on the Bench, Advocates for More Civics Education

March 09, 2012

At Judges Tribute Event, Justice O'Connor Commends Southwestern Trailblazers on the Bench, Advocates for More Civics Education

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the nation's highest court, delivered the...

Southwestern and Armenia Ministry of Justice Initiate Unique Legal Fellowship in Armenia

March 07, 2012

Southwestern and Armenia Ministry of Justice Initiate Unique Legal Fellowship in Armenia

Southwestern has partnered with the Republic of Armenia's Ministry of Justice to create an opportunity for an American-trained...

Two Southwestern Students Honored by Grammy Foundation

March 06, 2012

Two Southwestern Students Honored by Grammy Foundation

Southwestern students Jonathan Evans and Trevor Roe were selected as two of five scholarship recipients from a nationwide pool...

Professor Deborah Brazil '96 Selected as LACBA and CLAY Prosecutor of the Year

February 29, 2012

Professor Deborah Brazil '96 Selected as LACBA and CLAY Prosecutor of the Year

Deborah Brazil '96, an alumna and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern, has earned two distinguished accolades...

Justice O'Connor to Speak at Tribute Dinner Saluting Southwestern Alumni on the Bench

February 14, 2012

Justice O'Connor to Speak at Tribute Dinner Saluting Southwestern Alumni on the Bench

To honor the hundreds of distinguished alumni of Southwestern who have served in the judiciary throughout the U.S. and around...

Negotiation Teams Triumph Again with First and Third Place Finishes

February 06, 2012

Negotiation Teams Triumph Again with First and Third Place Finishes

Two teams from Southwestern's Negotiation Honors Program excelled at the National Government Contracts and Programs Negotiation...

Southwestern Presents "Our Courts and the World" - A Symposium on Crossing International Legal Lines

January 23, 2012

Southwestern Presents "Our Courts and the World" - A Symposium on Crossing International Legal Lines

On Friday, February 3, the Southwestern Journal of International Law will present Our Courts and the World: Transnational...

Legal Media and Entertainment Industry Leaders Discuss Evolving Opportunities and Threats at Entertainment and Media Conference

January 11, 2012

Legal Media and Entertainment Industry Leaders Discuss Evolving Opportunities and Threats at Entertainment and Media Conference

The legal and business challenges and opportunities inherent in reality television programming, social media websites and the...

 Graduate Class Gift Campaign Continues

December 16, 2011

Graduate Class Gift Campaign Continues

Members of the 2012 graduating class are continuing with the program established last year to support students following in...

Novelists Michael Connelly and Denise Hamilton to Judge First JLE Legal Fiction Contest

December 15, 2011

Novelists Michael Connelly and Denise Hamilton to Judge First JLE Legal Fiction Contest

Presenting a rare opportunity for writers to have their work read by internationally known best-selling authors, the...

Thomas Hoberman '75 Named Chair of Southwestern's Board of Trustees

December 15, 2011

Thomas Hoberman '75 Named Chair of Southwestern's Board of Trustees

Thomas Hoberman '75, a prominent entertainment attorney, active alumnus and benefactor of Southwestern, has been elected Chair...

TAHP Captures First and Third Places at Regional Competition

December 02, 2011

TAHP Captures First and Third Places at Regional Competition

At the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Eighth Annual Law Student Trial Advocacy Regional Competition,...

James Camp Joins Southwestern as New Assistant Dean for Property Administration and Development

November 29, 2011

James Camp Joins Southwestern as New Assistant Dean for Property Administration and Development

James C. Camp, a partner in the firm of McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, has been named as Assistant Dean for Property...

TAHP Team Wins National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition

November 22, 2011

TAHP Team Wins National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition

Two Trial Advocacy Honors Program (TAHP) teams from Southwestern performed exceptionally well at the California Association of...

Southwestern to Build On-Campus Student Housing

November 09, 2011

Southwestern to Build On-Campus Student Housing

Image: resolveuid/c0d5302576faf33c4dff87cc0f2a85ac/image_preview Download the flyer for the On-Campus Student Housing...

Public Interest Attorney Stewart Kwoh to Give Keynote Speech for Southwestern's Annual Public Interest Law Week

October 19, 2011

Public Interest Attorney Stewart Kwoh to Give Keynote Speech for Southwestern's Annual Public Interest Law Week

Stewart Kwoh, the founding President and Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California...

Southwestern Alumna Helps Bring OneJustice to So Cal

October 18, 2011

Southwestern Alumna Helps Bring OneJustice to So Cal

Cynthia Luna '10 is one of two attorneys bringing the services of OneJustice to Southern California. Formerly called Public...

Southwestern Selected for New Consortium on Innovative Teaching

October 17, 2011

Southwestern Selected for New Consortium on Innovative Teaching

Southwestern has been at the vanguard of legal education reform since its founding and was recognized as one of the leading law...

Southwestern Presents a Symposium Exploring Complex Issues Surrounding CERCLA

October 17, 2011

Southwestern Presents a Symposium Exploring Complex Issues Surrounding CERCLA

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act - known as CERCLA, or the "Superfund" law - presents...

Southwestern Mourns the Loss of Professor John Gallagher

October 14, 2011

Southwestern Mourns the Loss of Professor John Gallagher

Professor John Gallagher, who served on the Southwestern faculty for more than four decades, passed away on October 12, 2011 at...

2011-12 Biederman Scholars Selected

October 13, 2011

2011-12 Biederman Scholars Selected

In an effort to recognize excellence in academic achievement, and encourage and facilitate career success, the Donald E....

Southwestern Offers New Study Abroad Program at The Hague

October 12, 2011

Southwestern Offers New Study Abroad Program at The Hague

Imagine a change of scenery in the midst of your law school education, where you can study in a historic seaside city with a...

Panel Discusses Controversial "Secure Communities Program"

October 03, 2011

Panel Discusses Controversial "Secure Communities Program"

When Southwestern presented a panel of diverse participants to discuss the Secure Communities Program on September 22, the...

Negotiation Teams Take 1st and 3rd Place at National Competition

September 28, 2011

Negotiation Teams Take 1st and 3rd Place at National Competition

In a dominant performance, a pair of teams from Southwestern's Negotiation Honors Program earned First and Third Place at the...

Southwestern Celebrates Founders Day with Town Fair, Time Capsule Opening

September 08, 2011

Southwestern Celebrates Founders Day with Town Fair, Time Capsule Opening

Southwestern's founder, "Dr. John J. Schumacher," was overwhelmed to see the progress the law school has made in 100 years as...

August 23, 2011

Professors Kushner and Martin take Emeritus in Residence Status

Two distinguished members of Southwestern's faculty have taken Emeritus in Residence status. Professors James Kushner and Susan...

Southwestern Student Completes Prestigious Diversity Fellowship

August 22, 2011

Southwestern Student Completes Prestigious Diversity Fellowship

Thanks to a unique fellowship opportunity, day student Sheila Shah spent the summer between her first and second year of law...

August 19, 2011

Students Evaluate their Law School Experience in 2011 LSSSE Survey

The results of the 2011 Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) offer significant evidence that the implementation of a...

Academic Support Fellow Named

August 16, 2011

Academic Support Fellow Named

Jesus Barraza has been appointed Academic Support and Bar-Related Programs Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law...

Professor McEvoy Named Associate Dean for Faculty Research

July 25, 2011

Professor McEvoy Named Associate Dean for Faculty Research

Professor Arthur F. McEvoy has been appointed as Associate Dean for Faculty Research commencing with the 2011-12 academic year....

Paul Aronzon Named to Southwestern Board

July 13, 2011

Paul Aronzon Named to Southwestern Board

Paul S. Aronzon '79, was elected to Southwestern's Board of Trustees at the Board's Spring 2011 meeting in May. One of the most...

Southwestern Names Four Faculty Members for 2011-12 Professorships

June 10, 2011

Southwestern Names Four Faculty Members for 2011-12 Professorships

Southwestern has honored four of its highly respected faculty members with professorships for the 2011-12 academic year:...

Southwestern Community Mourns Loss of Trustee and Alumnus Matthew Fong '85

June 03, 2011

Southwestern Community Mourns Loss of Trustee and Alumnus Matthew Fong '85

Former California State Treasurer Matthew K. Fong, a member of the Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees, passed away on...