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SCALE Students Rewarded for Advocacy Skills

May 06, 2010

SCALE Students Rewarded for Advocacy Skills

Southwestern's two-year SCALE® Program prepares students to "hit the ground running." During the program's recent Appellate...

Public Service Policy Recognizes Students Who Gave Back

May 06, 2010

Public Service Policy Recognizes Students Who Gave Back

The president of the State Bar of California joined Dean Bryant Garth, the faculty and school in thanking and congratulating...

Lionsgate General Counsel Joins Southwestern Board

May 05, 2010

Lionsgate General Counsel Joins Southwestern Board

Wayne Levin '88, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations for Lionsgate, the leading independent...

New Full-Time Professors to Join Faculty in the Fall

May 05, 2010

New Full-Time Professors to Join Faculty in the Fall

Four new professors have been appointed to the full-time faculty commencing in Fall 2010. They come to Southwestern...

2010 Excellence in Teaching Awards Announced

May 05, 2010

2010 Excellence in Teaching Awards Announced

Professors Danielle K. Hart, Karen R. Smith and Todd A. Smith have been selected to receive the law school's 2010 Excellence in...

First-Year Students Prove Their Skills in LAWS Competition

May 04, 2010

First-Year Students Prove Their Skills in LAWS Competition

The only law school in the country to provide first-year students with three distinct choices for developing advocacy skills,...

Southwestern to Honor Three with Honorary Degrees

May 04, 2010

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...

Moldovan Fulbright Scholar Embraces Legal and Cultural Education at Southwestern

May 03, 2010

Moldovan Fulbright Scholar Embraces Legal and Cultural Education at Southwestern

Last August, Dr. Andrei and Ludmila Gustiuc arrived in Los Angeles from Moldova, a small country in Eastern Europe landlocked...

L.A. County Counsel Shares Her Experiences with Professional Responsibility Class

April 30, 2010

L.A. County Counsel Shares Her Experiences with Professional Responsibility Class

Andrea Sheridan Ordin, a prominent attorney who has combined high-level positions in the public and private sectors, recently...

Judith Otamura-Kester, Hon. Otis Wright and Anita Glasco Honored at Annual Alumni Event

April 30, 2010

Judith Otamura-Kester, Hon. Otis Wright and Anita Glasco Honored at Annual Alumni Event

During an emotional evening, the Southwestern community came together to salute three individuals who have contributed...

Public Forum with Judicial Candidates to be Held at Southwestern

April 29, 2010

Public Forum with Judicial Candidates to be Held at Southwestern

On June 8, Los Angeles voters will choose among 21 candidates for six Superior Court seats. Southwestern joins with the League...

Southwestern Takes Entertainment and Media Law LL.M. Global with Online Option

April 21, 2010

Southwestern Takes Entertainment and Media Law LL.M. Global with Online Option

Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute recently announced a partnership with Kaplan Legal...

First-Year Students Shine in Intramural Competitions

April 15, 2010

First-Year Students Shine in Intramural Competitions

In the inaugural year of the new LAWS three-track program, first-year students demonstrated their appellate, negotiation or...

Judith Otamura-Kester, Hon. Otis Wright and Anita Glasco Honored at Annual Alumni Awards

April 07, 2010

Judith Otamura-Kester, Hon. Otis Wright and Anita Glasco Honored at Annual Alumni Awards

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

Negotiation Team Takes Second at National Environmental Law Competition

April 06, 2010

Negotiation Team Takes Second at National Environmental Law Competition

Southwestern's Negotiation Honors Program had great success at the recent Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental...

Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman to Deliver Treusch Public Service Lecture

April 02, 2010

Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman to Deliver Treusch Public Service Lecture

Noah R. Feldman, Bemis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will deliver the Paul and Phyllis Treusch Public Service Lecture...

Southwestern Wins Corporate Moot Court Competition

March 25, 2010

Southwestern Wins Corporate Moot Court Competition

The winning combination of a dedicated team and a knowledgeable coach coalesced into triumph at the 22nd Annual Ruby R. Vale...

Moot Court Team Returns from Stetson Competition with Honors

March 24, 2010

Moot Court Team Returns from Stetson Competition with Honors

At the recent Stetson Moot Court Competition held in Orange County, the Southwestern team of Gibran Bouayed, Silviana...

Southwestern's BLSA Chapter Continues Their Big Year at Nationals

March 23, 2010

Southwestern's BLSA Chapter Continues Their Big Year at Nationals

After an outstanding showing at the regional competition, Southwestern's BLSA chapter enjoyed continued success at the 42nd...

Southwestern Establishes New Immigration Appeals Practicum

March 05, 2010

Southwestern Establishes New Immigration Appeals Practicum

Continuing its commitment to provide students with optimum training in specialized areas of law, Southwestern has aligned with...

March 03, 2010

Intramural Competitions Times Three

For the first time, all three of Southwestern's advocacy honors programs - Moot Court, Negotiation and Trial Advocacy - will...

Moot Court Team Places Second in National Sports Law Competition

March 02, 2010

Moot Court Team Places Second in National Sports Law Competition

They made it look easy in the Big Easy. Southwestern's Moot Court Honors Program continued its tradition of success as writer...

Two Negotiation Honors Program Teams Place in Paradise

March 02, 2010

Two Negotiation Honors Program Teams Place in Paradise

Southwestern's Negotiation Honors Program sent two teams to Hawaii to compete in the 2010 ABA Client Counseling Competition,...

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

March 01, 2010

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

The Honorable Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, will deliver the keynote address at...

New Clinical Teaching Fellowships Offered

February 24, 2010

New Clinical Teaching Fellowships Offered

Southwestern has announced the establishment of two new fellowships in the Children's Rights and Immigration Law clinics...

State Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny '79 to Speak at Southwestern

February 23, 2010

State Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny '79 to Speak at Southwestern

California State Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny '79 will deliver the Paul and Phyllis Treusch Public Service Lecture at...

Southwestern's BLSA Chapter Triumphs at Regional Convention

February 12, 2010

Southwestern's BLSA Chapter Triumphs at Regional Convention

With a solid history of strong performances at the Black Law Student Association's regional and national competitions,...

Southwestern Student Honored by GRAMMY Foundation

February 05, 2010

Southwestern Student Honored by GRAMMY Foundation

Elissa Felman, a second-year day student, was selected as one of five scholarship recipients from a nationwide pool of talented...

Law Review Symposium Discusses Reshaping and Rebuilding the American Economy

January 15, 2010

Law Review Symposium Discusses Reshaping and Rebuilding the American Economy

No longer viewed as a refuge of last resort, bankruptcy is now seen as a process that may be useful in resolving a number of...

Jared Jussim of Sony Pictures Entertainment in Conversation at Southwestern

January 12, 2010

Jared Jussim of Sony Pictures Entertainment in Conversation at Southwestern

Jared Jussim, Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property Department and Deputy General Counsel of Sony Pictures...

Upcoming Conference to Focus on Legal Challenges on the New Media Frontier

January 05, 2010

Upcoming Conference to Focus on Legal Challenges on the New Media Frontier

As the entertainment world is enmeshed in constant technological advances, new opportunities, questions and challenges arise....

Southwestern Mourns the Loss of Professor Max Goodman

January 02, 2010

Southwestern Mourns the Loss of Professor Max Goodman

Professor Max A. Goodman, one of the leading family law experts in California who served on the Southwestern faculty for over...

Memorial Service for Professor David Kohler to be held at Southwestern

December 16, 2009

Memorial Service for Professor David Kohler to be held at Southwestern

Family and friends of Professor David C. Kohler will gather at the Southwestern campus for a special Memorial Tribute and...

December 07, 2009

Southwestern Team Wins Arbitration Competition

They came. They argued. They won. Southwestern students achieved great success in their first appearance at the ABA Law Student...

November 24, 2009

Southwestern to Host PrawfsFest VI

Southwestern will host PrawfsFest VI from December 2 to 4, 2009. This gathering will feature ten legal scholars who will...

Professor Lind to Direct Biederman Institute

November 17, 2009

Professor Lind to Direct Biederman Institute

Professor Robert C. Lind, who initiated some of the earliest entertainment law courses at Southwestern when he joined the...

Argentinean Lawyers Study Human Rights Law at Southwestern

November 05, 2009

Argentinean Lawyers Study Human Rights Law at Southwestern

Two Fulbright Scholars look toward impacting criminal justice reform in Argentina Argentinean attorneys and legal educators...

October 23, 2009

Leading Children's Advocate, Leslie Starr Heimov, to Give Keynote Speech for Public Interest Law Week

Leslie Starr Heimov, Executive Director of the Children's Law Center of Los Angeles, will deliver the keynote speech for...

First Strategic Alliance Scholarship Established

October 19, 2009

First Strategic Alliance Scholarship Established

Expert in strategic business alliances, Larraine Segil creates scholarship fund for students in concurrent JD/MBA program of...

Southwestern Mourns the Loss of Professor David Kohler

October 16, 2009

Southwestern Mourns the Loss of Professor David Kohler

David C. Kohler, Professor of Law and Director of the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute at...

October 15, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalists to speak at Southwestern

The California First Amendment Coalition presents 14th Annual Free Speech and Open Government Assembly Southwestern's Donald...

September 30, 2009

Biederman Institute Executive Board Strengthens Southwestern's Entertainment Industry Ties

Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute continues to strengthen its Hollywood connections and...

Former Senator Gordon Smith '79 to Head National Association of Broadcasters

September 29, 2009

Former Senator Gordon Smith '79 to Head National Association of Broadcasters

The Hon. Gordon Smith '79, a Senior Advisor in the firm of Covington & Burling LLP and former two-term U.S. Senator from...

Law Journal Symposium Explores the Exclusionary Rule

September 25, 2009

Law Journal Symposium Explores the Exclusionary Rule

The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments of the United States Constitution seek to, among other things, protect U.S. citizens...

August 20, 2009

Southwestern Selects First Biederman Scholars

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

August 20, 2009

Public Service Policy Encourages Students to Help Those in Need

Very few experiences match the gratification that comes from making a difference in the lives of people in need, and...

August 20, 2009

Southwestern Dominates District Attorney Externships

Long known for its outstanding Externship Program, Southwestern had a particularly successful summer with the Los Angeles...

August 17, 2009

Southwestern's First Issue of the Journal of Legal Education Published

Southwestern is very proud to announce publication of the first issue of the Journal of Legal Education hosted on our campus....

SCALE Students Rewarded for Advocacy Skills; Program Thrives

August 13, 2009

SCALE Students Rewarded for Advocacy Skills; Program Thrives

Southwestern's two-year SCALE® Program prepares students to "hit the ground running." During the program's recent Appellate...

Southwestern to Host CleanTech Law and the New Energy Policy Summit

August 12, 2009

Southwestern to Host CleanTech Law and the New Energy Policy Summit

Experts Convene to Explore Opportunities for CleanTech Companies in Renewable Energy As renewable energy opportunities and...

Byron Stier Named Professor of Law

July 20, 2009

Byron Stier Named Professor of Law

Byron G. Stier has been granted tenure and promoted to Professor of Law. The appointment acknowledges Professor Stier's...

Southwestern Names Four Faculty Members for 2009-10 Professorships

July 20, 2009

Southwestern Names Four Faculty Members for 2009-10 Professorships

Southwestern has honored four of its highly respected faculty members with professorships for the 2009-10 academic year:...

Southwestern's Bullocks Wilshire Landmark Shines on New Tonight Show Set

July 14, 2009

Southwestern's Bullocks Wilshire Landmark Shines on New Tonight Show Set

Southwestern's world-renowned art deco Bullocks Wilshire tower is now even more famous - the icon is prominently featured in...

June 26, 2009

Southwestern Alumni and Faculty Play Prominent Roles on City Attorney Transition Team

Los Angeles City Attorney-Elect Carmen Trutanich has named ten members of the Southwestern community to his transition team....