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Professors Dorff and Grimes Share Newsworthy Perspectives

May 23, 2013

Professors Dorff and Grimes Share Newsworthy Perspectives

Major syndicated columnists and business newswires recently turned to Professor Michael Dorff and Professor Warren Grimes for...

Los Angeles County DA Encourages Southwestern Graduates

May 14, 2013

Los Angeles County DA Encourages Southwestern Graduates

During Southwestern's 98th Commencement Ceremony held on May 12 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles County District Attorney...

May 13, 2013

Four Southwestern Alumnae Named 'Top Women Lawyers'

The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals have released their annual list of the 100 Leading Women Lawyers in...

April 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

May 13, 2013

April 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

The Residences at 7th continued to reveal its architecture with scaffolding coming down on the exterior west facade, alabaster...

Southwestern Mourns the Loss of Carole Weiner

May 10, 2013

Southwestern Mourns the Loss of Carole Weiner

Members of the Southwestern community were greatly saddened by the loss of a beloved colleague, teacher and librarian, Carole...

Southwestern Sets the Trends and Innovations That Other Law Schools Follow

May 09, 2013

Southwestern Sets the Trends and Innovations That Other Law Schools Follow

Just this week, yet another law school - Brooklyn Law School in New York - announced that it would be following Southwestern's...

Intramural Competition's Top Writers Honored for Impressive Work

May 08, 2013

Intramural Competition's Top Writers Honored for Impressive Work

As a part of this year's LAWS Intramural Competition, a special reception was held on April 21 to honor those students...

Graduating Students Honored to be Commencement Speaker and Singer

May 07, 2013

Graduating Students Honored to be Commencement Speaker and Singer

At Southwestern's 98th Commencement Ceremony on May 12 at the Shrine Auditorium, part-time evening student Aaron Abergel will...

Susan Westerberg Prager Appointed Dean of Southwestern Law School

May 02, 2013

Susan Westerberg Prager Appointed Dean of Southwestern Law School

Susan Westerberg Prager, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and...

Marcus Williams Appointed Lieutenant Governor of ABA Law Student Division

April 23, 2013

Marcus Williams Appointed Lieutenant Governor of ABA Law Student Division

Second-year day student Marcus E. Williams has been appointed the 2013-2014 Lt. Governor for Student Bar Association Presidents...

Southwestern Celebrates Students' Public Service

April 22, 2013

Southwestern Celebrates Students' Public Service

Taking a break from studying, over 250 students were invited to join Dean Parrish, faculty, staff and supervising attorneys...

April 18, 2013

Law Review and Moot Court Tie to Win Annual Honors Program Members' Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Southwestern Law Review and Moot Court Honors Program, the 2013 winners of Southwestern's...

Variety Honors Southwestern Alumni

April 17, 2013

Variety Honors Southwestern Alumni

Variety has named Southwestern alumnus Wayne Levin '88 as its 2013 Legal Leadership honoree. Mr. Levin, Chief Strategic Officer...

Southwestern's Moot Court Team Performs Well in International Competition

April 16, 2013

Southwestern's Moot Court Team Performs Well in International Competition

When it comes to appellate advocacy, Southwestern knows how to make an impression all the way across the Atlantic. On a trip to...

Southwestern TAHP Team Finishes in Top Four at National Competition

April 16, 2013

Southwestern TAHP Team Finishes in Top Four at National Competition

At the 2013 American Association for Justice (AAJ) National Student Trial Advocacy Competition in New Orleans, Southwestern's...

First-year Students Continue to Impress Judges in the Triad of Annual LAWS Competitions

April 12, 2013

First-year Students Continue to Impress Judges in the Triad of Annual LAWS Competitions

Year after year, judges comment on the intelligence, poise and preparedness of the first-year law students who participate in...

March 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

April 11, 2013

March 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

Removing the Veil During March, the exterior skin began to appear in final form in places, as plasterers applied lath, scratch...

Jonathan Evans Elected Attorney General of NBLSA

April 08, 2013

Jonathan Evans Elected Attorney General of NBLSA

Southwestern PLEAS student Jonathan Evans has been elected to serve as Attorney General to the National Black Law Students...

Professors Yokoyama, Heilman and D'Italia Receive Southwestern's 2013 Excellence in Teaching Awards

April 03, 2013

Professors Yokoyama, Heilman and D'Italia Receive Southwestern's 2013 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Southwestern is pleased to announce that Professors Dennis Yokoyama, John Heilman and Alexandra D'Italia have been selected to...

Students Can Apply Now for Southwestern's On-Campus Apartments

April 01, 2013

Students Can Apply Now for Southwestern's On-Campus Apartments

Applications are now being accepted for The Residences on 7th, Southwestern's new on-campus apartment community that will open...

Montgomery Foundation Creates Fund for Faculty Support

March 25, 2013

Montgomery Foundation Creates Fund for Faculty Support

Southwestern is proud to announce the third in a trio of remarkable gifts that the law school has received as part of the New...

Business Leader Michael Downer '81 Establishes Chair in Corporate Law at Southwestern

March 20, 2013

Business Leader Michael Downer '81 Establishes Chair in Corporate Law at Southwestern

Southwestern is proud to announce that under the auspices of the New Era Campaign, alumnus and trustee Michael J. Downer '81,...

TAHP Excels in Competitions Across the Country

March 15, 2013

TAHP Excels in Competitions Across the Country

From coast to coast, Southwestern's Trial Advocacy Honors Program (TAHP) turned in strong performances at two separate regional...

February 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

March 14, 2013

February 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

Skin in the Game; Unit Leasing Begins February got off to a fast start with interior rough-in drywall completed in most...

Southwestern Partners with Keck Graduate Institute to Offer Innovative Certificate of Bioscience Industry Law and Practice

March 14, 2013

Southwestern Partners with Keck Graduate Institute to Offer Innovative Certificate of Bioscience Industry Law and Practice

Southwestern has partnered with the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), part of the Claremont Colleges, to offer an exciting...

Top trial attorney Brian Panish '84 establishes Civil Justice Chair and Program at Southwestern

March 13, 2013

Top trial attorney Brian Panish '84 establishes Civil Justice Chair and Program at Southwestern

Southwestern is proud to announce that Brian J. Panish '84 has provided a transformative leadership gift exceeding $1 million...

March 04, 2013

TAHP Teams Impress at Regional Competition

Southwestern's Trial Advocacy Honors Program (TAHP) recently sent two teams to a regional tournament of the National Trial...

Southwestern Student Explores Entertainment Law in Canada through Academic Exchange Program

February 25, 2013

Southwestern Student Explores Entertainment Law in Canada through Academic Exchange Program

Daniel Spitz wants to practice in the entertainment law field and believes that diversifying his education can give him a...

Marisa Blackshire '06 Earns ABA's Distinguished Environmental Advocates Award

February 20, 2013

Marisa Blackshire '06 Earns ABA's Distinguished Environmental Advocates Award

Marisa Blackshire '06, a senior associate with Alston & Bird in Los Angeles, is among the 12 young lawyers from across the...

Brian Panish '84 Selected as a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year

February 19, 2013

Brian Panish '84 Selected as a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year

Brian J. Panish '84, a partner at Panish, Shea & Boyle in Los Angeles, has been selected as a 2013 California Lawyer Attorney...

January 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

February 15, 2013

January 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

Drying In and Roughing In Contractors worked overtime to work around rains, as roof membranes, pads and other...

Prestigious Fellowship Enables New Grad to Serve Veterans

February 14, 2013

Prestigious Fellowship Enables New Grad to Serve Veterans

While Ely Grinvald '12 was a student at Southwestern, he immersed himself in a variety of public interest activities. From the...

Law Journal Symposium to Explore International Legal Issues Affecting Children

February 13, 2013

Law Journal Symposium to Explore International Legal Issues Affecting Children

Uncertainty surrounding the legal protection of children jeopardizes their quality of life. When children are subjected to...

Southwestern's Biederman Institute Delves into Online Privacy at First Annual Conference

February 12, 2013

Southwestern's Biederman Institute Delves into Online Privacy at First Annual Conference

Is it possible to keep anything secret in our viral world? Why is the threat to privacy important and how does it really affect...

JLE Fiction Contest Winners' Stories Published

February 01, 2013

JLE Fiction Contest Winners' Stories Published

Now you can read the stories that wowed best-selling authors. Winners of the first Journal of Legal Education Legal Fiction...

Southwestern Team Excels at International Moot Court Competition

January 31, 2013

Southwestern Team Excels at International Moot Court Competition

At the 5th Annual Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition at Cardozo Law School in New York, Southwestern performed...

Law Review Symposium Explores History and Future of LGBT Legal Activism

January 25, 2013

Law Review Symposium Explores History and Future of LGBT Legal Activism

Forty years ago, legal activism in support of LGBT rights was in its infancy. Law schools were beginning to form gay and...

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey to Speak at Southwestern Commencement

January 24, 2013

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey to Speak at Southwestern Commencement

The Hon. Jackie Lacey, the newly elected District Attorney of Los Angeles County, will deliver the keynote address at...

Southwestern Fondly Remembers TV Host and BW Enthusiast Huell Howser

January 22, 2013

Southwestern Fondly Remembers TV Host and BW Enthusiast Huell Howser

The Southwestern community will greatly miss our good friend Huell Howser who passed away earlier this month. Huell was a...

December 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

January 11, 2013

December 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

Roof Construction and Infrastructure Build-Out Continues Roof construction, HVAC pads and roofing installation continued...

Argentine Professors Eager to Learn About American Human Rights Law as Siderman Fellows

January 10, 2013

Argentine Professors Eager to Learn About American Human Rights Law as Siderman Fellows

Argentine lawyers Celina Giraudy and Ezequiel Gutierrez de la Carcova have devoted their careers to helping those who have been...

Chau '92 Elected to California State Assembly

January 07, 2013

Chau '92 Elected to California State Assembly

Alumnus Ed Chau '92 was elected in November 2012 to represent the 49th Assembly District in California. He was recently sworn...

Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Issues in the New Digital Environment

January 03, 2013

Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Issues in the New Digital Environment

Continuing digital advances and the proliferation of devices and applications have made it possible to view television...

Montgomery Fellow Returns from Iran to Teach Islamic Law at Southwestern

December 21, 2012

Montgomery Fellow Returns from Iran to Teach Islamic Law at Southwestern

Alumna Gilda Gazor '07, who recently studied law in Iran as the first Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Fellow, has returned to Los...

December 17, 2012

Staff Recognized for Dedication to Southwestern

Southwestern's 125 staff members are enthusiastically committed to the law school's student-centered approach. They strive to...

2012-2013 Biederman Scholars Selected

December 14, 2012

2012-2013 Biederman Scholars Selected

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

November 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

December 07, 2012

November 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

Up On The Roof Framing of top floor is now complete and construction of roof has begun. Image:...

Southwestern Alumni Named to LA District Attorney's New Leadership Team

December 03, 2012

Southwestern Alumni Named to LA District Attorney's New Leadership Team

As Los Angeles County's new District Attorney Jackie Lacey is sworn in today, the Southwestern Community congratulates...

Dean Garth and Professor Carpenter among "Most Influential People in Legal Education"

November 29, 2012

Dean Garth and Professor Carpenter among "Most Influential People in Legal Education"

In its first list of "the most influential people in legal education," National Jurist magazine has included Southwestern's...

Southwestern Students Design and Implement an Immigration Outreach Campaign

November 29, 2012

Southwestern Students Design and Implement an Immigration Outreach Campaign

On November 17, Southwestern students, under the supervision of Professor Julia Vázquez, joined volunteer attorneys from the...

All-Star Panel of Attorneys and a Former Pro Cyclist Share Perspectives on Athletes, Doping and Perjury

November 21, 2012

All-Star Panel of Attorneys and a Former Pro Cyclist Share Perspectives on Athletes, Doping and Perjury

The Perils of Winning at All Costs There is plenty of bad behavior in sports and politics. But is it a crime, and should...

Teacher as Student: Professors Collaborate During Open Classrooms Week

November 21, 2012

Teacher as Student: Professors Collaborate During Open Classrooms Week

Members of Southwestern's Faculty Development Committee wanted to give their colleagues the opportunity to observe each other...

November 20, 2012

Southwestern Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty

Several prominent members of the bench and bar will share their expertise in a variety of electives as members of...

Negotiation Teams Excel in Fall Competitions

November 20, 2012

Negotiation Teams Excel in Fall Competitions

The Negotiation Honors Program is having a lot of success at its fall competitions, earning Second Place at the National Sports...

TAHP Team Reaches Finals at CACJ Competition

November 19, 2012

TAHP Team Reaches Finals at CACJ Competition

At the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition held in San Francisco,...

Moot Court Team Takes Nationals, Headed to Finals

November 19, 2012

Moot Court Team Takes Nationals, Headed to Finals

At the regional round of the National Moot Court Competition held in Orange, California, Southwestern's team of Daneen Furr,...

Southwestern Receives National Higher Education Diversity Award

November 16, 2012

Southwestern Receives National Higher Education Diversity Award

Southwestern was among the honorees to receive the first annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from...

Green is Good: LACBA Environmental Law Practitioners Discuss Careers in Environmental Law

November 15, 2012

Green is Good: LACBA Environmental Law Practitioners Discuss Careers in Environmental Law

The world of environmental law is as vast and complex as the natural resources it aims to protect. Representing private,...

Lawyers and Judges Advise Students on Public Sector Career Paths

November 15, 2012

Lawyers and Judges Advise Students on Public Sector Career Paths

Know your personality. Take advantage of the opportunities you are presented with while you are in law school. Choose an area...

October 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

November 08, 2012

October 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

Soaring to the Top Levels 3 and 4 residential unit framing were completed in October with Level 5 framing, the final level,...

Southwestern Honored for Diversity

November 07, 2012

Southwestern Honored for Diversity

Southwestern was recently identified as one of the most diverse law schools in the country by The National Jurist. The magazine...

Drooz, Frackman and Hoberman Feted at Biederman Awards Event

November 02, 2012

Drooz, Frackman and Hoberman Feted at Biederman Awards Event

As one of the top entertainment law schools in the country, Southwestern recognized three outstanding attorneys for their...

All-Star Panel of Attorneys to Discuss Doping and Perjury

October 30, 2012

All-Star Panel of Attorneys to Discuss Doping and Perjury

There is plenty of bad behavior in sports and politics. But is it a crime, and should we prosecute it? In a unique panel at...

Southwestern Alumni Among Leaders in Intellectual Property Law

October 29, 2012

Southwestern Alumni Among Leaders in Intellectual Property Law

On the heels of Southwestern's recognition by The Hollywood Reporter as 4th in the country for best entertainment law schools,...

The Image of a Witness: Richard Ross Discusses his Juvenile-in-Justice Project at Southwestern

October 25, 2012

The Image of a Witness: Richard Ross Discusses his Juvenile-in-Justice Project at Southwestern

Under the auspices of the Treusch Public Service Lecture, which brings national speakers in the public interest field to campus...

Southwestern and Armenia Ministry of Justice Select Inaugural Southwestern Armenia Fellow

October 04, 2012

Southwestern and Armenia Ministry of Justice Select Inaugural Southwestern Armenia Fellow

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

Juvenile-in-Justice Project Creator to Deliver Treusch Public Service Lecture

October 04, 2012

Juvenile-in-Justice Project Creator to Deliver Treusch Public Service Lecture

Richard Ross, an award-winning artist, journalist and scholar, has spent the past six years documenting the placement and...

TAHP Students Shine in Southern California Courts

October 03, 2012

TAHP Students Shine in Southern California Courts

This summer, Anastasia Sagorsky and Michael Morse got to have their days in court. Sargosky, Chair of Southwestern's Trial...

Southwestern to Honor Outstanding Members of the Entertainment Law Community

October 02, 2012

Southwestern to Honor Outstanding Members of the Entertainment Law Community

Thomas Hoberman '75, Deborah Drooz '85 and Russell Frackman to receive awards at the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media...

September 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

October 02, 2012

September 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

Reaching New Heights The installation of Level 2 framing took off like a shot at the beginning of September and has progressed...

September 27, 2012

Southwestern Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty

Several prominent members of the bench and bar will share their expertise in a variety of electives as members of...

Public Interest Law Week Helps Students Help Those in Need

September 10, 2012

Public Interest Law Week Helps Students Help Those in Need

Get your gambling luck and good deeds ready! Featuring panel discussions, a cookout, the Trivia Bowl and the hugely popular...

August 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

September 05, 2012

August 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

Pouring Mud, Stinging Steel, Measuring Twice and Cutting Once With the parking foundations and vertical walls completed in...

Government Officials Teach Employee Benefits Law Class at Southwestern

August 22, 2012

Government Officials Teach Employee Benefits Law Class at Southwestern

On the cutting edge of innovative legal education, Southwestern is the only law school in the country to provide an Employee...

New Director of Career Services Appointed

August 14, 2012

New Director of Career Services Appointed

Mr. Randy Myricks has been appointed as the Director of Career Services at Southwestern, commencing August 13. An attorney and...

State Bar Honors Small Claims Project Hosted at Southwestern

August 09, 2012

State Bar Honors Small Claims Project Hosted at Southwestern

Students Play Integral Role in Award-Winning Small Claims Clinic The Standing Committee for the Delivery of Legal Services of...

Natalie Rodriguez '12 Named Academic Support Fellow

August 08, 2012

Natalie Rodriguez '12 Named Academic Support Fellow

Natalie Rodriguez has been appointed Academic Support and Bar-Related Programs Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at...

July 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

August 03, 2012

July 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

With the completion of the upper parking deck, the building rises above ground level, growing taller every day. By the end of...

Southwestern Student Honored by Public Counsel for Outstanding Pro Bono Service

August 01, 2012

Southwestern Student Honored by Public Counsel for Outstanding Pro Bono Service

Remy Krumpak believes in helping people who need it the most. In his first two years of law school, he has devoted hundreds of...

Southwestern Recognized as One of Top 10 Law Schools for Entertainment Law

July 20, 2012

Southwestern Recognized as One of Top 10 Law Schools for Entertainment Law

Southwestern was featured in "America's Top 10 Entertainment Law Schools" 2012 ranking in The Hollywood Reporter, which...

July 18, 2012

New Issue of Entertainment Journal Explores Issues of Defamation and Trademark Law

Volume 4, Issue 1 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL) has been published. According to...

Professor Carpenter Spearheads Influential Study on Legal Education

July 17, 2012

Professor Carpenter Spearheads Influential Study on Legal Education

One of the country's leading experts on law school curricula, Professor Catherine Carpenter is co-drafter and editor of the...

Winners of First Journal of Legal Education Fiction Contest Announced

July 13, 2012

Winners of First Journal of Legal Education Fiction Contest Announced

Give writers a unique opportunity to showcase their creativity and watch them soar. Winners of the first Journal of Legal...

Professor Mason's Analysis of Jay-Z's "99 Problems" Goes Viral

July 13, 2012

Professor Mason's Analysis of Jay-Z's "99 Problems" Goes Viral

Professor Caleb Mason's legal critique of Jay-Z's song, "99 Problems," presents a stimulating lesson "for anyone who's...

Professor Anahid Gharakhanian Appointed as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

July 12, 2012

Professor Anahid Gharakhanian Appointed as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

Professor Anahid Gharakhanian, a member of the Southwestern faculty since 2002, has been appointed as Vice Dean for Academic...

June 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

July 02, 2012

June 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

Student housing construction has ramped up at a fast pace as June came to a close. This included the completion of the lower...

Larraine Segil Elected to Board of Trustees

June 26, 2012

Larraine Segil Elected to Board of Trustees

Larraine Segil '79, a prominent business leader and Southwestern alumna, was elected to Southwestern's Board of Trustees at the...

New Visiting Faculty Appointed

June 14, 2012

New Visiting Faculty Appointed

Two Visiting Associate Professors of Law have been appointed to Southwestern's full-time faculty for the 2012-13 academic year....

Vice Dean Austen Parrish Appointed Interim Dean

June 08, 2012

Vice Dean Austen Parrish Appointed Interim Dean

The Southwestern Board of Trustees has appointed Austen Parrish, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, as Interim Dean and Chief...

Dean Bryant Garth Announces Plans to Step Down Following Seven Years in the Post

June 08, 2012

Dean Bryant Garth Announces Plans to Step Down Following Seven Years in the Post

Dean Bryant G. Garth, Dean and Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern, has announced that he intends to step down effective...

Mark Velez '11 Wins Burton Award for Legal Achievement

June 05, 2012

Mark Velez '11 Wins Burton Award for Legal Achievement

Mark Velez '11 has many recent accomplishments to celebrate - completing his J.D. degree through the Evening Program, becoming...

May 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

June 04, 2012

May 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

You may have noticed large cranes, hundreds of cement trucks and a flurry of activity coming from our construction site this...