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May 12, 2009

Students Demonstration Negotiation Skills in New Intramural Competition

More than 100 students participated in Southwestern's first Negotiation Intramural Competition. From the 110 students in...

Southwestern Co-Sponsors California Supreme Court Historical Society Colloquium at the LA Times

May 07, 2009

Southwestern Co-Sponsors California Supreme Court Historical Society Colloquium at the LA Times

Civil & Uncivil Rights - The Early Legal History will be the topic of a special California Supreme Court Historical Society...

LAWS to the Power of Three

May 06, 2009

LAWS to the Power of Three

New program provides first-year students with three choices in advocacy training A recognized innovator of legal writing...

May 05, 2009

Southwestern Launches New Negotiation Honors Program

Southwestern has established a new Honors Program through which students can hone their negotiation skills. Professors Cristina...

May 04, 2009

Southwestern to Offer Four New Capstone Courses in 2009-2010

Based on the success of the first Capstone course in Mass Torts that premiered last Fall, the faculty has approved four...

Southwestern Student Wins Prestigious Fellowship

May 03, 2009

Southwestern Student Wins Prestigious Fellowship

Graduating day student Maria Guiza has been awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship, in which she will implement her "One...

BLSA Students Win International Negotiation Competition

May 02, 2009

BLSA Students Win International Negotiation Competition

Southwestern's BLSA Negotiation Team of Joanna Allen and Brent Tilley defeated more than 20 teams from law schools across the...

Professor Fagundes to Present Paper at Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum

May 01, 2009

Professor Fagundes to Present Paper at Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum

Professor David Fagundes has been chosen as one of 12 distinguished young scholars from around the country to present his...

Southwestern Students Join International Justice Mission to Advocate for Victims of Human Trafficking

May 01, 2009

Southwestern Students Join International Justice Mission to Advocate for Victims of Human Trafficking

Southwestern students Omote Ekwotafia, Danielle DeRose, and Nicholas Garces (pictured from right to left) were among 100 people...

Southwestern Students and Alumni Help Join Families During Adoption Day

April 30, 2009

Southwestern Students and Alumni Help Join Families During Adoption Day

It was difficult to tell whose smiles were brighter - the newly adopted children and their parents, or their advocates who had...

April 29, 2009

Students Assist With Over 200 Tax Returns Through VITA Program

This year, Southwestern's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program completed 203 tax returns for L.A. residents, a...

New Full-Time Professors to Join Faculty for 2009-10

April 28, 2009

New Full-Time Professors to Join Faculty for 2009-10

Southwestern welcomes four new full-time faculty members for the 2009-10 academic year. They include two senior faculty who...

Professors Smith, Knipprath and Cohen Receive 2009 Excellence in Teaching Awards

April 23, 2009

Professors Smith, Knipprath and Cohen Receive 2009 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Southwestern is pleased to announce that Professors Karen R. Smith, Joerg W. Knipprath and Laura Dym Cohen have been selected...

First-Year Students Impress Jurists in Moot Court Competition

April 16, 2009

First-Year Students Impress Jurists in Moot Court Competition

Kristin Marker and Catalina Rodas take Top Oralist Honors and Silviana Dumitrescu named Best Writer in Southwestern's Annual...

David Ostrove, Hon. Alan Friedenthal and Hon. Charles McCoy to be Honored at Southwestern Awards Event

April 10, 2009

David Ostrove, Hon. Alan Friedenthal and Hon. Charles McCoy to be Honored at Southwestern Awards Event

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

April 08, 2009

Southwestern Students Assist Low-Income Tax Filers

With one week left in the current tax season, Southwestern's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program has completed 180...

Honduras School Named After Southwestern Alumnus

March 27, 2009

Honduras School Named After Southwestern Alumnus

The Honduran Ministry of Education has named a school after Southwestern alumnus Mariano Castillo '64. This is the first time...

Southwestern Student Named Best Advocate at TAHP Competition

March 26, 2009

Southwestern Student Named Best Advocate at TAHP Competition

At the recent American Association for Justice (AAJ) Regional Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Santa Monica, Southwestern...

March 25, 2009

Wagner Team Wins Best Respondent Brief, Second Place Oralist

Southwestern's Moot Court Honors Program team of Carlo Reyes, Alma Dumitru, and Matt Weiner excelled at the Robert F. Wagner...

February 26, 2009

Students Bring First-hand Perspectives to Immigration Law Cases in Southwestern's Newest Clinic

Under the direction of Professor Andrea Ramos, Southwestern's Immigration Law Clinic commenced operation this semester with...

Trial Advocacy Team Wins NTC Regional Competition

February 26, 2009

Trial Advocacy Team Wins NTC Regional Competition

Southwestern's Trial Advocacy Honors Program (TAHP) team of Maryam Parsioon, Ken Holdren and Andrew Caple-Shaw won First Place...

February 25, 2009

Prominent Members of the Los Angeles Business and Legal Communities Join Southwestern Board

Three distinguished Southwestern alumni have been elected to the law school's Board of Trustees: Darin J. Feinstein '98, CEO of...

Southwestern Partners with Tavis Smiley for State of the Black Union 10th Anniversary

February 24, 2009

Southwestern Partners with Tavis Smiley for State of the Black Union 10th Anniversary

Southwestern's Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will participate for the first time in Tavis Smiley's State of the Black...

February 23, 2009

New Collaboration with the Drucker School Yields Dual Degree Opportunities in Law and Management

Two premier institutions of graduate education in Southern California, Southwestern Law School and The Drucker Graduate School...

Upcoming Conference to Focus on Reforming Copyright

February 09, 2009

Upcoming Conference to Focus on Reforming Copyright

The digital age has rendered obsolete many aspects of the 1976 Copyright Act. Congressional response to technological...

John Schulman of Warner Bros. Selected as Keynote Speaker for 94th Commencement Ceremony

January 29, 2009

John Schulman of Warner Bros. Selected as Keynote Speaker for 94th Commencement Ceremony

John A. Schulman, Executive Vice President & General Counsel for Warner Bros. Inc. (retired), will deliver the keynote address...

January 28, 2009

Studios Turn to Southwestern Students for IP Analysis

Entertainment externs help Lionsgate and other studios review hundreds of agreements As more entertainment content is being...

Stetson Moot Court Team Advances to International Finals

January 27, 2009

Stetson Moot Court Team Advances to International Finals

At the Pacific Regional Round of the Stetson International Environmental Law Competition held at Santa Clara Law School on...

Southwestern Symposium Explores the Evolution of J.D. Programs

January 26, 2009

Southwestern Symposium Explores the Evolution of J.D. Programs

In recent years, law schools have responded to calls for dramatic changes in the way they prepare students for the practice of...

January 16, 2009

Law Students Gather to Celebrate and Discuss Presidential Inauguration

To mark the historic occasion of President Barack Obama's inauguration, the Southwestern community will gather to watch the...

 Leading Media and Entertainment Industry Attorneys and Executives Discuss "Fast Times in Hollywood" at Southwestern

January 09, 2009

Leading Media and Entertainment Industry Attorneys and Executives Discuss "Fast Times in Hollywood" at Southwestern

Reality television has become a forum for discovering new talent. Once relegated to the tabloids, celebrity media now...

January 08, 2009

Southwestern Mourns the Passing of Pamela E. Dunn

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 24 at 4 p.m. on Southwestern's campus to mourn the passing of alumna and...

December 05, 2008

Affiliation with Cal State Dominguez Hills Yields Two New Degree Programs

Joint J.D./M.A. in Negotiation, and 3+3 Program for CSUDH undergrads launched Southwestern has established two exciting new...

December 04, 2008

Southwestern Hosts "Project Access"

Southwestern is proud to be the Los Angeles host for Project Access, a dynamic new interactive mentoring program that is a...

December 03, 2008

Southwestern's Adjunct Faculty Excel on the Bench

Southwestern is pleased to announce that three of its adjunct faculty members have attained new judicial positions. Hon....

Teams Earn Three 1st Place Victories Within One Week

November 06, 2008

Teams Earn Three 1st Place Victories Within One Week

Southwestern Students Take Top Awards in Appellate, Trial and Negotiation Competitions Demonstrating their outstanding skills...

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

November 03, 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 participate in the law school's "A...

October 28, 2008

Southwestern Excels at Recent Moot Court and TAHP Competitions

Upholding its tradition in excellence in the appellate and trial advocacy arenas, Southwestern's teams from the Moot Court...

Southwestern's New Immigration Clinic to Begin in January

October 27, 2008

Southwestern's New Immigration Clinic to Begin in January

Southwestern has established a new Immigration Law Clinic to provide legal representation to underserved immigrants in the...

Attorney Paul L. Freese to Give Keynote Speech for Public Interest Law Week

October 21, 2008

Attorney Paul L. Freese to Give Keynote Speech for Public Interest Law Week

Paul L. Freese, Director of Litigation and Advocacy for Public Counsel, will deliver the keynote speech for Southwestern's 18th...

Southwestern's Biederman Institute Honors Wayne Levin '88 with Inaugural Entertainment and Media Alumnus of the Year Award

October 20, 2008

Southwestern's Biederman Institute Honors Wayne Levin '88 with Inaugural Entertainment and Media Alumnus of the Year Award

Southwestern's Biederman Institute honored Wayne Levin '88 as its first recipient of the Entertainment and Media Alumnus of the...

October 02, 2008

Fulbright and Jose Siderman Family Establish Human Rights Fellowship at Southwestern

Family of Victim of Anti-Semitism in Argentina Launches Human Rights Initiative on Eve of Jewish High Holidays In an effort to...

September 24, 2008

Southwestern Selected as First Law School to Award Prestigious International Law Fellowship

Southwestern will be the first law school in the nation to participate in an exciting new program of long-term international...

Southwestern Launches the Only Summer Abroad Program on International Information Technology Law

September 23, 2008

Southwestern Launches the Only Summer Abroad Program on International Information Technology Law

Led by an outstanding faculty of international legal scholars, Southwestern will offer a new summer abroad program in London,...

Harvey Levin, Host/Executive Producer of TMZ in Conversation at Southwestern

September 22, 2008

Harvey Levin, Host/Executive Producer of TMZ in Conversation at Southwestern

Harvey Levin, host and executive producer of "TMZ" and Managing Editor of "TMZ.com" will be the next guest for the law school's...

September 08, 2008

Professor Kim to Speak on Ethical Issues of In House Counsel

Professor Sung Hui Kim, former General Counsel for Red Bull, will be the moderator for a program on "In (the) House: Exploring...

August 25, 2008

Southwestern Names Four Faculty Members to 2008-09 Professorships

Southwestern has honored four of its highly respected faculty members to professorships for 2008-09: Associate Dean Michael B....

August 21, 2008

New Resource Center to Provide Enhanced Writing and Academic Support Services

As you first become immersed in this strange foreign culture called "law school," you will start to get acclimated to your...

August 20, 2008

Journal of Legal Education Comes to Southwestern

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Journal of Legal Education (JLE) will soon be based out of Southwestern when the...

Experts to explore Arctic Sovereignty at Southwestern Symposium

August 19, 2008

Experts to explore Arctic Sovereignty at Southwestern Symposium

With the Arctic ice melting, anticipated increases in Arctic shipping, tourism and economic activity, Russia's flag-planting at...

August 18, 2008

Industry Insiders to Discuss SAG, WGA and AFTRA at Southwestern

This has been a momentous year for labor relations in the entertainment industry. After a prolonged WGA strike, a new WGA Basic...

Professor Carpenter to Chair ABA Accreditation Committee

August 14, 2008

Professor Carpenter to Chair ABA Accreditation Committee

A nationally recognized expert on law school curricula, Professor Catherine L. Carpenter has been named Chair of the...

Children's Rights Expert Commissioner Amy Pellman to Address New Students

August 08, 2008

Children's Rights Expert Commissioner Amy Pellman to Address New Students

Hon. Amy M. Pellman, Commissioner/Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be the special guest speaker at...

President of Claremont McKenna College Joins Southwestern's Board of Trustees

August 05, 2008

President of Claremont McKenna College Joins Southwestern's Board of Trustees

Pamela Brooks Gann, President of Claremont McKenna College and former Dean of Duke University School of Law, was elected to...

SCALE Students Demonstrate Their Advocacy Skills

June 12, 2008

SCALE Students Demonstrate Their Advocacy Skills

Chad Clement got a double dose of good news at the SCALE Appellate Advocacy Competition Awards Reception this year - the...