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O'Melveny & Myers Partner Robert Willett Joins Board

April 30, 2008

O'Melveny & Myers Partner Robert Willett Joins Board

Mr. Robert E. Willett, a partner and Vice Chair of the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, was elected to Southwestern's Board...

New Full-Time Professors to Join Faculty for 2008-09

April 28, 2008

New Full-Time Professors to Join Faculty for 2008-09

Several new full-time faculty members will join Southwestern in the 2008-2009 academic year. They include three exceptional...

Professor Parrish Named Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

April 28, 2008

Professor Parrish Named Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

Professor Austen Parrish, a member of the Southwestern faculty since 2001, has been appointed as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs...

Professor Laura Dym Cohen Named Director of Street Law Program

April 25, 2008

Professor Laura Dym Cohen Named Director of Street Law Program

Professor Laura Dym Cohen has been named Director of the Street Law clinical program at Southwestern. After joining the law...

First-Year Southwestern Students Impress Prominent Jurists in Moot Court

April 16, 2008

First-Year Southwestern Students Impress Prominent Jurists in Moot Court

Hon. Elizabeth B. Lacy, Senior Justice for the Supreme Court of Virginia said there's a good reason that five judges listened...

Gregory and Leah Bergman, Hon. Scott Gordon, Robert Lind to be Honored at Southwestern Awards Event

April 14, 2008

Gregory and Leah Bergman, Hon. Scott Gordon, Robert Lind to be Honored at Southwestern Awards Event

Four outstanding members of the Southwestern Law School community will be honored at the 21st Annual Awards Recognition...

Professors Hart, Kim and Cohen Receive 2008 Excellence in Teaching Awards

April 10, 2008

Professors Hart, Kim and Cohen Receive 2008 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Southwestern Law School is pleased to announce that Professors Danielle Kie Hart, Janine Young Kim and Laura Dym Cohen have...

Andrea Ramos to Direct New Legal Clinic

March 25, 2008

Andrea Ramos to Direct New Legal Clinic

Dean Bryant Garth announced the appointment of Andrea Ramos, a prominent children's rights and immigration rights lawyer, as...

Southwestern to Honor Three with Honorary Degrees

March 21, 2008

Southwestern to Honor Three with Honorary Degrees

At a recent meeting of Southwestern's Board of Trustees, the Board voted to award honorary Doctor of Laws degrees to three...

March 18, 2008

BLSA Teams Excel at Western Regional Competition

Evening students Bernetta Hardy and Anne Cheung ruled the Black Law Student Association's (BLSA) Western Region Competition...

Professor Dennis Yokoyama Elected as JABA President

February 25, 2008

Professor Dennis Yokoyama Elected as JABA President

In February, Professor Dennis Yokoyama officially began his term as president of the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA),...

"Conversation with" Richard Cotton POSTPONED

February 25, 2008

"Conversation with" Richard Cotton POSTPONED

"A Conversation With..." Richard Cotton, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of NBC Universal, originally set for...

February 12, 2008

SCALE Program to Include 8-week Summer Session

Beginning with the 2008-09 entering class, the SCALE Program will introduce a new innovative eight-week Summer Session designed...

February 12, 2008

Southwestern Faculty Extends Curricular Reform to Upper Division Offerings

Following on the momentum and success of the initiatives introduced last academic year to enhance the traditional first-year...

Executive VP and General Counsel of NBC Universal in "Conversation" at Southwestern

February 07, 2008

Executive VP and General Counsel of NBC Universal in "Conversation" at Southwestern

Richard Cotton, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of NBC Universal will be the first guest of 2008 for the law...

February 05, 2008

Southwestern Team Takes Top Honors at National Telecommunications Competition

Southwestern's Andy Owen, Lee Previant, and Celia Beckwith bested 10 other teams from around the country to win the 2008...

Memorial Service for Professor Lawrence Sullivan to be held at Southwestern

February 04, 2008

Memorial Service for Professor Lawrence Sullivan to be held at Southwestern

Family and friends of Lawrence A. Sullivan, Professor Emeritus at Southwestern Law School, will gather at the Southwestern...

Leading Voting Rights Scholar, Pamela Karlan, to Deliver Treusch Public Service Lecture

January 25, 2008

Leading Voting Rights Scholar, Pamela Karlan, to Deliver Treusch Public Service Lecture

Professor Pamela S. Karlan of Stanford Law School, a leading constitutional law scholar and authority on voting rights, will...

Justice Corrigan of the California Supreme Court to Speak at Commencement

January 25, 2008

Justice Corrigan of the California Supreme Court to Speak at Commencement

The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, will be the keynote speaker at...

Shaking Up the Entertainment Industry

January 14, 2008

Shaking Up the Entertainment Industry

How Talent Guilds are trying to influence New Media to be among topics discussed by industry attorneys and executives during...

January 14, 2008

New Externship Provides a Unique Opportunity to Work with the Family Law Courts

Commissioner Scott Gordon '85 and Judge Mark Juhas, members of Southwestern's adjunct faculty, have created an outstanding new...

Wrongful Convictions to be Examined at Southwestern Symposium

January 10, 2008

Wrongful Convictions to be Examined at Southwestern Symposium

Wrongful conviction of the innocent not only destroys the lives of those found guilty and their families, it allows the...

Legal Reform in Latin America to be Explored at Southwestern Symposium

January 03, 2008

Legal Reform in Latin America to be Explored at Southwestern Symposium

Southwestern will present a daylong symposium, Abandoning the Inquisitor: Latin America's Criminal Procedure Revolution, on...

Southwestern Explores Issues in Asbestos Litigation

January 02, 2008

Southwestern Explores Issues in Asbestos Litigation

Prominent legal scholars and jurists from around the country will meet for symposium Image:...

January Symposia Tackle Torts and Latin American Legal Reform

December 03, 2007

January Symposia Tackle Torts and Latin American Legal Reform

Southwestern will host two Symposia in January - Perspectives on Asbestos Litigation and Abandoning the Inquisitor: Latin...

Carnegie Foundation Selects Southwestern for Groundbreaking Legal Education Study

November 29, 2007

Carnegie Foundation Selects Southwestern for Groundbreaking Legal Education Study

Southwestern has been chosen as one of ten law schools by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to...

November 28, 2007

ABA Delegate and Southwestern Student Marc Baranov Writes About Loan Legislation

Third-year day student Marc Baranov currently serves as a Delegate from the American Bar Association Law Student Division to...

Moot Court Teams Return from First Amendment and Entertainment Law Competitions with Honors

November 27, 2007

Moot Court Teams Return from First Amendment and Entertainment Law Competitions with Honors

Upholding its tradition in excellence in the Moot Court arena, Southwestern's teams excelled at the Burton D. Wechsler First...

Pioneering Alumna Vaino Spencer Retires from the Bench

October 17, 2007

Pioneering Alumna Vaino Spencer Retires from the Bench

A trailblazer for women and African Americans in the legal profession, the Hon. Vaino Spencer '52, Presiding Justice of the...

October 15, 2007

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) at Southwestern - Speaker to Discuss Updates on the Madrid Protocol

Southwestern is hosting a presentation by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Alan Datri, Senior Counselor,...

Southwestern Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professor Emeritus Lawrence Sullivan

October 10, 2007

Southwestern Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professor Emeritus Lawrence Sullivan

Professor Lawrence A. Sullivan, a member of the full-time faculty at Southwestern since 1991 and an internationally recognized...

"Apprentice" Winner Stefanie Schaeffer '99 to Speak on Campus

October 09, 2007

"Apprentice" Winner Stefanie Schaeffer '99 to Speak on Campus

Southwestern alumna Stefanie Schaeffer, winner of the sixth season of the "The Apprentice," will speak on the law school's...

Professor Sobel to Head ABA Entertainment Forum Committee

August 23, 2007

Professor Sobel to Head ABA Entertainment Forum Committee

Professor Lon Sobel, one of the top entertainment law scholars in the country, is the new Chair of the American Bar...

Southwestern Welcomes Four New Faculty Members

August 13, 2007

Southwestern Welcomes Four New Faculty Members

Four new full-time faculty members have joined Southwestern Law School this semester, all of whom bring outstanding academic...

Hon. Otis Wright Inducted as U.S. District Judge

August 03, 2007

Hon. Otis Wright Inducted as U.S. District Judge

On July 26, Judge Otis Wright II '80 was inducted as a judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of...

August 01, 2007

Spirit of Alumnus - Rosenthal '76 Awarded Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service

Robert Rosenthal '76 has been awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest accolade...

The Mexican American Bar Foundation (MABF) Awards Scholarships to Seven Southwestern Students

June 25, 2007

The Mexican American Bar Foundation (MABF) Awards Scholarships to Seven Southwestern Students

The Mexican American Bar Foundation (MABF) awarded scholarships to seven Southwestern Law School students at its 2007 Annual...

Southwestern's 2007 SCALE Moot Court Intramural Competition Winners Announced

June 20, 2007

Southwestern's 2007 SCALE Moot Court Intramural Competition Winners Announced

Do your research. Know your facts. Trust your fellow advocates. And you may just win SCALE Moot Court. It worked for Linet...

Southwestern Names Four Faculty Members to 2007-08 Professorships

June 07, 2007

Southwestern Names Four Faculty Members to 2007-08 Professorships

Southwestern has honored four of its highly respected faculty members to professorships for 2007-08: Professor Austen L....

June 07, 2007

Five Southwestern Students Awarded ABOTA Fellowships

The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has selected five members of Southwestern's Class of...