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Southwestern Graduates Inspired by a Myriad of Speakers

May 27, 2014

Southwestern Graduates Inspired by a Myriad of Speakers

During Southwestern's 99th Commencement Ceremony held on May 18 at the Shrine Auditorium, the graduates and their family...

Renowned Sports Agent Arn Tellem "In Conversation" at Southwestern

May 27, 2014

Renowned Sports Agent Arn Tellem "In Conversation" at Southwestern

Arn Tellem, widely recognized as one of the most influential and respected sports agents in the world, will be the next guest...

Southwestern Torch Bearers Keep it in the Family

May 07, 2014

Southwestern Torch Bearers Keep it in the Family

Joy Kraft Miles left a career as a teacher to attend law school. She had good reason to be confident in her ability to succeed....

Southwestern Celebrates Successful Siderman Fellowship Collaboration

May 06, 2014

Southwestern Celebrates Successful Siderman Fellowship Collaboration

On May 1, a special commemoration event marking the 5th Anniversary of Southwestern's Jose Siderman-Fulbright Human Rights...

Dean Emeritus Bryant Garth to Receive Honorary Degree

May 06, 2014

Dean Emeritus Bryant Garth to Receive Honorary Degree

The Southwestern Board of Trustees will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Dean Emeritus Bryant G. Garth at the law...

First Southwestern Student Completes Public Policy Certificate Through RAND Partnership

May 05, 2014

First Southwestern Student Completes Public Policy Certificate Through RAND Partnership

Rebecca Ann Simon, who will graduate from Southwestern this month, became the first student from the law school to earn a...

Southwestern Hosts the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews

May 02, 2014

Southwestern Hosts the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews

In March, law review and law journal editors from around the country gathered in Los Angeles to collaborate and discuss issues...

Trial Advocacy Honors Program Wins Annual Honors Program Members' Challenge

April 30, 2014

Trial Advocacy Honors Program Wins Annual Honors Program Members' Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program (TAHP), the 2014 winners of Southwestern's annual Honors...

Grammy and Oscar Winning Composer, Lyricist Paul Williams "In Conversation" at Southwestern

April 24, 2014

Grammy and Oscar Winning Composer, Lyricist Paul Williams "In Conversation" at Southwestern

Paul Williams, one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world today, will be the next guest for the...

Southwestern Student Andrew Pletcher Helps Professors File Amicus Brief in Major U.S. Supreme Court Case

April 24, 2014

Southwestern Student Andrew Pletcher Helps Professors File Amicus Brief in Major U.S. Supreme Court Case

As part of Southwestern's Amicus Project, third-year day student Andrew Pletcher, under the supervision of Professors Warren...

First-year Students Wow Judges in Annual LAWS Competitions

April 23, 2014

First-year Students Wow Judges in Annual LAWS Competitions

The Hon. Robert J. Cordy of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, one of five bench judges to preside over the final round of...

Southwestern Takes First Place, Best Respondent's Brief and Best Oralist at National Moot Court Competition

April 21, 2014

Southwestern Takes First Place, Best Respondent's Brief and Best Oralist at National Moot Court Competition

Out of 25 teams from 16 law schools nationwide, Southwestern dominated in the fourth annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot...

Professors Heilman, Dorff and Philibosian Receive 2014 Excellence in Teaching Awards

April 15, 2014

Professors Heilman, Dorff and Philibosian Receive 2014 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Southwestern is pleased to announce that Professors John Heilman, Michael Dorff and Janet Philibosian have been selected to...

Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Law Retreat a Success at Southwestern

April 03, 2014

Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Law Retreat a Success at Southwestern

On March 21 and 22, Southwestern hosted the 16th Annual Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat. This two-day...

Siderman Fellow Examines the US Adversarial System and the Differences of US/Argentinian Criminal Law

April 02, 2014

Siderman Fellow Examines the US Adversarial System and the Differences of US/Argentinian Criminal Law

As at Fulbright-Jose Siderman Human Rights Fellow pursuing his LL.M. degree, Mariano Gaitan has been enjoying his education at...

Southwestern to Honor Prominent Alumni and Friends at Annual Awards Event

April 01, 2014

Southwestern to Honor Prominent Alumni and Friends at Annual Awards Event

On Thursday, April 24, the Southwestern Alumni Association will honor three distinguished members of the Southwestern...

Trustee Jana Greer to Receive Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

April 01, 2014

Trustee Jana Greer to Receive Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

During Southwestern's 26th Annual Awards Recognition Reception, the Southwestern Board of Trustees will confer an Honorary...

Leah Weil, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Sony Pictures Entertainment, "In Conversation" at Southwestern

March 24, 2014

Leah Weil, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Sony Pictures Entertainment, "In Conversation" at Southwestern

Leah Weil, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be the next guest for...

Southwestern's Winning Client Counseling Team Headed to National ABA Competition

March 19, 2014

Southwestern's Winning Client Counseling Team Headed to National ABA Competition

In February, Southwestern's Negotiation Honors Program (NHP) competed in the regional round of the ABA Client Counseling...

Southwestern Hosts the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews

March 13, 2014

Southwestern Hosts the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews

Every year, law review and law journal editors from around the country gather to collaborate on ideas and discuss issues...

Southwestern Takes Top Team and Brief Awards at National Moot Court Competition

March 12, 2014

Southwestern Takes Top Team and Brief Awards at National Moot Court Competition

At the Howard University School of Law Bryant-Moore Moot Court Competition held February 28 and March 1 in Washington, D.C....

Southwestern Team Takes First Place at ABA Mediation Competition

March 10, 2014

Southwestern Team Takes First Place at ABA Mediation Competition

In February, Southwestern competed in the regional round of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition, which was held at...

Southwestern Armenia Fellowship Reception Planned

March 07, 2014

Southwestern Armenia Fellowship Reception Planned

In 2012, Southwestern partnered with the Republic of Armenia's Ministry of Justice to create an opportunity for an...

Southwestern Takes First Place at Regional NBLSA Mock Trial Competition

March 03, 2014

Southwestern Takes First Place at Regional NBLSA Mock Trial Competition

Southwestern students took First Place at the Western Regional Rounds of the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA)...

Justice Liu of the California Supreme Court to Speak at Commencement Ceremony

February 20, 2014

Justice Liu of the California Supreme Court to Speak at Commencement Ceremony

The Honorable Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, will deliver the keynote address at...

Phyllis Cheng, Director of Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Elected to Southwestern Board

February 19, 2014

Phyllis Cheng, Director of Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Elected to Southwestern Board

A prominent advocate for civil rights in employment, housing and education throughout her career, Dr. Phyllis W. Cheng '93,...

Bob Broder, Legendary Talent Agent "In Conversation" at Southwestern

February 12, 2014

Bob Broder, Legendary Talent Agent "In Conversation" at Southwestern

Bob Broder, a legendary talent agent who is now with Chuck Lorre Productions, will be the first guest of the 2014 "A...

Five Students Selected as 2013-2014 Biederman Entertainment Law Scholars

January 28, 2014

Five Students Selected as 2013-2014 Biederman Entertainment Law Scholars

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

Southwestern Community Mourns the Loss of Famed Showbiz Attorney Ed Hookstratten '57

January 27, 2014

Southwestern Community Mourns the Loss of Famed Showbiz Attorney Ed Hookstratten '57

Legendary sports and entertainment attorney Ed Hookstratten '57, a 30-year member of the Southwestern Board of Trustees, passed...

Southwestern Appellate Litigation Practicum Students Win Published Ruling in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

January 17, 2014

Southwestern Appellate Litigation Practicum Students Win Published Ruling in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Class of 2013 graduates Isaiah Costas and Alexis Diamond successfully advocate immigration case When it comes to practicing...

Southwestern to Host Groundbreaking Conference on the Use of Drones in Entertainment and News Industries

January 14, 2014

Southwestern to Host Groundbreaking Conference on the Use of Drones in Entertainment and News Industries

Most discussions about drones - also known as remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) - are in the...

Southwestern Extern's Immersion in Human Rights Efforts in India Spotlighted in National Jurist

January 14, 2014

Southwestern Extern's Immersion in Human Rights Efforts in India Spotlighted in National Jurist

A first-person account of Southwestern student Dawn Hamilton's unique and life-changing summer externship experience in India...

Three of the "25 Most Influential People in Legal Education" are from Southwestern

January 13, 2014

Three of the "25 Most Influential People in Legal Education" are from Southwestern

Southwestern was the only law school with several faculty members on the National Jurist's 2013 ranking of the 25 most...

Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Fair Use, Right of Publicity and the Legal Issues Connected with Apps

December 20, 2013

Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Fair Use, Right of Publicity and the Legal Issues Connected with Apps

Fast-Moving Technology and its Impact on the Law: Is There an App for That? Quick and constant advances in technology make it...

The Residences at 7th Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

December 19, 2013

The Residences at 7th Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

The Residences at 7th, Southwestern's new, on-campus student housing community, has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification....

Professor Parrish Named to Indiana University Law Deanship

December 17, 2013

Professor Parrish Named to Indiana University Law Deanship

Indiana University Maurer School of Law announced this week that Professor Austen Parrish has been appointed as Dean and James...

Southwestern's Biederman Blog Selected for ABA Journal's 7th Annual Blawg 100

December 13, 2013

Southwestern's Biederman Blog Selected for ABA Journal's 7th Annual Blawg 100

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

Southwestern Community Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professor and Criminal Law Expert Karen Smith

December 09, 2013

Southwestern Community Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professor and Criminal Law Expert Karen Smith

Professor Karen R. Smith, a widely admired member of the Southwestern faculty for more than 30 years, passed away on December...

Southwestern and CSUN Celebrate New 3+3 Program

November 26, 2013

Southwestern and CSUN Celebrate New 3+3 Program

On November 18, members of the Southwestern and California State University, Northridge (CSUN) communities gathered at the law...

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

November 25, 2013

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

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

November 21, 2013

Southwestern's Amicus Project Files First Official Brief

Professors Michael Epstein and Robert Lind submitted the brief, which practicum student Orly Ravid researched and wrote for a...

Southwestern Community Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professor and Criminal Justice Advocate Myrna Raeder

November 18, 2013

Southwestern Community Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professor and Criminal Justice Advocate Myrna Raeder

Professor Myrna Raeder, an esteemed member of the Southwestern faculty for nearly 35 years, passed away on November 16. A...

Southwestern's National Moot Court Team Earns Second Place and Advances to National Rounds

November 14, 2013

Southwestern's National Moot Court Team Earns Second Place and Advances to National Rounds

On November 8 and 9, at a regional round of the National Moot Court Competition, which was held at Southwestern, the team of...

Southwestern Finishes in Top Four at Weschler Moot Court Competition

November 11, 2013

Southwestern Finishes in Top Four at Weschler Moot Court Competition

In October, Southwestern had an outstanding showing at the Burton D. Wechsler Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. The...

Southwestern Hosts Two-day Workshop Covering "Debt, Austerity and the Possibilities of the Political"

November 07, 2013

Southwestern Hosts Two-day Workshop Covering "Debt, Austerity and the Possibilities of the Political"

The economic crisis of 2008 exposed a fragile global financial system. In the United States, the "American Dream" financed with...

New Era Campaign News: Renowned Legal Educator Beverly Rubens Gordon Designates Historic Planned Gift

October 28, 2013

New Era Campaign News: Renowned Legal Educator Beverly Rubens Gordon Designates Historic Planned Gift

Professor Beverly Rubens Gordon '54, a major force in legal education for over 40 years, has designated an unprecedented...

Southwestern and CSU Northridge to Offer Joint 3+3 Program for CSUN Undergrads

October 21, 2013

Southwestern and CSU Northridge to Offer Joint 3+3 Program for CSUN Undergrads

Students in program can earn both B.A. and J.D. degrees in 6 years Southwestern and California State University, Northridge...

Southwestern Honored with National Higher Education Diversity Award for a Second Year

October 18, 2013

Southwestern Honored with National Higher Education Diversity Award for a Second Year

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has announced that Southwestern is among the schools to receive the 2013 Higher Education...

Law Students from Around the Country Gather at Southwestern's Entertainment Negotiation Competition

October 15, 2013

Law Students from Around the Country Gather at Southwestern's Entertainment Negotiation Competition

Texas A&M Team takes First Place As a premier institution for the study of entertainment law, it makes sense that...

Southwestern to Celebrate New Leadership and a New Building at Milestone Event

October 08, 2013

Southwestern to Celebrate New Leadership and a New Building at Milestone Event

Dean Susan Prager begins her term with ribbon cutting ceremony for the new on-campus student residences The Southwestern...

Journal of International Law Blue Book Award Winners Announced; Senior Reference Librarian David McFadden Also Honored

September 24, 2013

Journal of International Law Blue Book Award Winners Announced; Senior Reference Librarian David McFadden Also Honored

On September 16, the Southwestern Journal of International Law presented Blue Book Awards to Law Journal members whose efforts...

Southwestern's Annual Entertainment Law Negotiation Competition Draws Teams From Around the Country

September 19, 2013

Southwestern's Annual Entertainment Law Negotiation Competition Draws Teams From Around the Country

The first and only competition of its kind, now in its fourth year In a landscape where Moot Court and Trial Advocacy...

Putting it in Perspective: Prominent Alumni Share their Experiences and Insights with Students in a New Speaker Series

September 16, 2013

Putting it in Perspective: Prominent Alumni Share their Experiences and Insights with Students in a New Speaker Series

Attorneys have the ability to make a great impact on society. Some help families sort through difficult legal troubles. Others...

From One Week to All Year - The Public Interest Law Committee Raises Funds and Awareness to Benefit Students

September 16, 2013

From One Week to All Year - The Public Interest Law Committee Raises Funds and Awareness to Benefit Students

Every year, the Public Interest Law Committee (PILC) puts together a week of events to raise money for the Public Interest Law...

Professor Myrna Raeder to be Honored by ABA Criminal Justice Section

September 13, 2013

Professor Myrna Raeder to be Honored by ABA Criminal Justice Section

Professor Myrna Raeder has been selected to receive the prestigious Charles R. English Award from the Criminal Justice Section...

Southwestern's New Student Residences Transform an Urban Campus

September 10, 2013

Southwestern's New Student Residences Transform an Urban Campus

Imagine: Just steps from your last class of the day, you walk through the bustling plaza and pick up a fresh brewed cup of...

September 09, 2013

Adjunct Professors Support New Grads Preparing for Bar Exam

Southwestern Establishes New Adjunct Faculty Bar Scholarship Fund to Recognize Tremendous Generosity The dedicated members of...

Peer Mentors Help Smooth the Way for New Students

September 06, 2013

Peer Mentors Help Smooth the Way for New Students

Acclimating to law school can be daunting. Students pursuing their legal education come from every walk of life, some directly...

Can a two-year J.D. Program work?

August 27, 2013

Can a two-year J.D. Program work?

Southwestern's two-year SCALE® J.D. Program has a 38-year proven record of success. President Obama has suggested that "law...

Shawn Holley Encourages Entering Class to 'find your passion in the law'

August 22, 2013

Shawn Holley Encourages Entering Class to 'find your passion in the law'

At Southwestern's First-year Orientation last week, keynote speaker Shawn Holley '88 told the new entering class, "Get to know...

Peer Mentoring - The Faculty Version

August 21, 2013

Peer Mentoring - The Faculty Version

This past weekend, the professors became the students when a lively group of more than 65 full-time and adjunct faculty members...

Roll the Credits: Southwestern's Entertainment Production Practicum Helps Bring Indies from Dreams to Screens

August 14, 2013

Roll the Credits: Southwestern's Entertainment Production Practicum Helps Bring Indies from Dreams to Screens

Anyone who sits through all the credits that roll at the end of a movie can see that it takes many people to produce one film....

Southwestern Takes Top Honors at Delta Theta Phi Convention

August 08, 2013

Southwestern Takes Top Honors at Delta Theta Phi Convention

Southwestern's Hon. Marshall Francis McComb Delta Theta Phi Senate made quite a splash at the international legal fraternity's...

Faculty Transitions

August 08, 2013

Faculty Transitions

A number of faculty have been appointed to new positions at Southwestern for the 2013-14 academic year: Writing...

Visiting Professor James Tomkovicz from University of Iowa to Teach Criminal Law During 2013-14 Academic Year

July 25, 2013

Visiting Professor James Tomkovicz from University of Iowa to Teach Criminal Law During 2013-14 Academic Year

Professor James Tomkovicz, the Edward Howrey Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law and a leading scholar in...

July 24, 2013

Southwestern Recognized by State Bar for Excellence in Promoting Diversity in the Legal Profession

Southwestern is the first law school to be selected for this honor Southwestern has been selected to receive the 2013 State...

Southwestern Grads are Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 22, 2013

Southwestern Grads are Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Southwestern alumni were prominently listed among the attorneys recognized in the 2013 Super Lawyers Magazine. The "Top 10...

June 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

July 18, 2013

June 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

The penultimate month of construction saw progress at multiple levels - installation of electrical service, fire-life-safety...

2013-14 Professorships Announced

June 28, 2013

2013-14 Professorships Announced

The Board of Trustees has awarded the 2013-14 Irving D. and Florence Rosenberg Professorship to Southwestern's most recently...

May 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

June 27, 2013

May 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

May saw the completion of the exterior wall finishes and windows, and the last of the scaffolding coming down. The courtyard...

New Visiting and LAWS Faculty Appointed

June 27, 2013

New Visiting and LAWS Faculty Appointed

Two outstanding legal educators will join Southwestern's full-time faculty for the 2013-14 academic year. Beth Caldwell has...

In-person and Virtual Tours of On-Campus Housing Now Available

June 26, 2013

In-person and Virtual Tours of On-Campus Housing Now Available

Prospective and future residents continue to tour Southwestern's new on-campus housing community as the countdown to the August...

June 25, 2013

Southwestern Launches the Amicus Project

Everyone needs friends, perhaps even more so in court. Launching in the Fall of 2013, the Amicus Project at Southwestern is a...

Southwestern Partners with HNBA in New Legal Education Action Program for Hispanic Youth

June 20, 2013

Southwestern Partners with HNBA in New Legal Education Action Program for Hispanic Youth

Twenty-two outstanding high school students from around the country have been selected to participate in the inaugural session...

New Issue of JIMEL Showcases Perspectives of British, Argentine and Canadian Legal Scholars

June 19, 2013

New Issue of JIMEL Showcases Perspectives of British, Argentine and Canadian Legal Scholars

Volume 4, Issue 2 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL), published in conjunction with the...

CicLAvia Explores Iconic Wilshire Boulevard

June 19, 2013

CicLAvia Explores Iconic Wilshire Boulevard

Have you heard about the CicLAvia happening this weekend? Although relatively new to LA, these events have been connecting...

Southwestern Alumnae Chair Foundation Boards of Influential Women Business Leaders' Organizations

June 18, 2013

Southwestern Alumnae Chair Foundation Boards of Influential Women Business Leaders' Organizations

Two prominent Southwestern alumnae, who are members of the law school's Board of Trustees and adjunct faculty, spearhead major...

Southwestern Student Wins National Scholarship for Fighting Hunger in LA

June 11, 2013

Southwestern Student Wins National Scholarship for Fighting Hunger in LA

Remy Krumpak has been awarded a 2013 Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship. A fourth-year student in the JD/MBA program,...

Southwestern Professor's New Book Recounts the Life of Famous Hollywood Attorney

June 10, 2013

Southwestern Professor's New Book Recounts the Life of Famous Hollywood Attorney

Adjunct Professor James Gladstone has written a biography of a famous entertainment lawyer Greg Bautzer, who is best known for...

New Student Residents Make Plans for Their New Home in the Residences on 7th

June 03, 2013

New Student Residents Make Plans for Their New Home in the Residences on 7th

As the finishing touches are being made on Southwestern's beautiful new on-campus student residences, future residents are...