In This Issue:
Events | Faculty | Faculty Activities | Students | Around Campus | Biederman Institute | Career Corner | Getting to Know You | Essays & Scholarships | Calendar
Southwestern Awarded Grant to Provide Advocacy Training for Mexican Lawyers
Program part of USAID effort to assist Mexico with legal reforms
Southwestern has been awarded a federal
grant to train Mexican lawyers and law faculty in advocacy skills as part of
a USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) effort to assist Mexican
Several Mexican states have embarked on efforts to establish oral criminal
trials - ending Mexico's traditional practice of conducting criminal trials
based on written submissions and summaries of testimony compiled in a dossier.
The USAID grant (to Southwestern in partnership with the Law Department of
Tecnológico de Monterrey) will train Mexican professionals to assist
in the reforms. Southwestern is one of only two American law schools to receive
funding under the U.S.-Mexico Training, Internship, Exchanges and Scholarship
(TIES) program, which was created in 2002 to advance the objectives of the
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) through university cooperation.
The grant is administered through an agreement between Higher Education for
Development (a coalition of U.S. higher education associations) and USAID.
1L Table Days Are Coming!
assist first-year students in selecting their course for the new Spring
semester elective option, faculty members will be available to answer
questions during the 1L Table Days on Monday, November 13 and Tuesday,
November 14 from 12:15 - 1:45 p.m. on the Promenade.
The Interscholastic Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) has announced its
2005-2006 board of governors, advocates and members. They are:
Peter Brockenbrow, Yan Gershfeld, Britton Light, Heena Patel and Heather
Torsten Bassell, Linda Bradlyn, Ron Carey, Georgia Chudoba, Elisabeth
Duarte, Mia Floisand, Allison Gray, Clinton Hare, Tessa King, Keya
Koul, Sharon Liang, Evan Okamura, Autumn Puro, Kristie Shields, Jennifer
Turner, Antoine Williams and Christopher Young
Amber Acuna, Ani Aghaeian, Colleen Armstrong, Doug Baek, Kiernan Curley,
Matthew Evans, Bahar Geslin, Chris Harmon, Jamie Mason, Marie Maurice,
Karine Mkrtchyan, Andrew Pongracz , Alex Raminfar, Angelica Ramos,
Sarah Slice, Michael Whitmarsh, Crystal Wong, Carolina Yamazaki and
Fertig Wins Prestigious Award
Third-year day student Todd Fertig received the Judge Barry Russell
Federal Practice Award on September 27 at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel.
Every year, the Los Angeles chapter of the Federal Bar Association presents
the award to a student from each of the Los Angeles-area ABA accredited
law schools to honor their achievement in federal courts or practice
Fertig, who is also chair of the Moot Court Honors Program, was an extern
in the Tax Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office after his first
year and plans to work in federal tax law upon graduation.
OUTlaw Members Attend Conference in Nation's Capital
OUTlaw president Sam Lucas, secretary/treasurer Bayan Laird and member
Maia Spotts represented Southwestern at the National Lesbian and Gay
Law Association's Lavender Law Conference in Washington D.C. September
7 - 9. The event included a job fair with more than 200 national firms,
workshops on constitutional and family law, and plenary sessions featuring
prominent LGBT community figures. Southwestern's OUTlaw chapter, whose
mission is to promote, educate and provide support for LGBT students,
is affiliated with both the National Lesbian & Gay
Lawyers Association (NLGLA) and the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association
Angeles (LGLA). For more information on OUTlaw, visit their page in the Student Organization section.
to mark your calendar for the following events featured in last month's
- Dean Garth will present a
report on the results of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) on October 24 at 12:30 and 5:00 p.m. in BW370. This past spring was the
second year that Southwestern participated in the LSSSE, which collected
of findings about Southwestern students' experiences.
- Southwestern and Loyola Law Schools are co-sponsoring
a program, Legal and Business Issues in the Videogame Industry,
on October 21 at Loyola.
- Law Review will present 'The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1966-2006: Text and Context' on October 27.
Southwestern faculty, students and staff will have the opportunity to
attend the symposium without charge; however, reservations
are required by October 23 and may be made through the
Student Affairs Office.
The Commentator: Relaunched
After a hiatus of several years, Southwestern's student newspaper, The
Commentator, has been reactivated by the SBA. The first issue was distributed
early this month with plans for another issue later this semester and
several more in the spring semester. Among the paper's features are alumni
profiles; articles and commentary bylined by students, faculty and the
Dean; news about on and off-campus events; a digest of recent media and
entertainment developments; letters to the editor; and student concerns.
Dean Garth expressed his appreciation for the importance of a free press,
both globally and within the Southwestern community in "The Dean's
Corner," and Professor Paul Horwitz contributed an article about
the First Amendment. The Commentator staff includes Aaron Fontana, Editor-in-Chief;
Sara Badii, Managing Editor; Angela Neave, Associate Editor; Nima Sharifi,
Entertainment Editor; Ron Carey, Art Director; and Mary
Lindsay, Photo Editor.
Southwestern Alumni Featured in L.A. Times "Ground Level Justice Series”
Southwestern alumni - Ramiro Cisneros '92, Paul Minnetian '90, and
Michelle Paffile '99 - were featured in a five-part series in the Los Angeles Times:
'Ground-Level Justice: Defendants' futures hang in the balance of
decisions made daily in the courtrooms and hallways of Superior Court
in Norwalk." Reporter John Balzar wrote about a week he spent at the
suburban courthouse, which only handles felonies, exploring a sampling
of the heavy caseloads of the three alumni.
featured most prominently in the series, has been a public defender for
five years. He handled about 25 cases during this particular week, and
talked about why he pursued the Public Defender's Office and loves his
work, despite its many challenges. "It sounds sappy, but I see myself
as a defender of the Constitution. My role is to see that justice is
delivered and to make sure our clients are treated fairly in the
system," he said.
Michelle Paffile has worked for the Public Defender's Office for five
years and Paul Minnetian has worked for the District Attorney's staff
for 15 years.
The Grammy Foundation's Ninth Annual Legal Writing Contest
Write your way to money, music and a chance to hobnob with the hippest
names in the entertainment industry. For its ninth annual Entertainment
Law Initiative (ELI), the GRAMMY Foundation is accepting submissions
for its Legal Writing Contest. The first place winner will receive
$5,000 and four second-place winners will get $1,500. All will receive
tickets to the GRAMMY Awards Show, hotel accommodations, and a ticket
to MusiCares Person of the Year Dinner. Southwestern student Aaron
Power was named one of four finalists last year. The contest invites law students to submit a
3000-word essay, which should cover a "compelling legal issue facing
the music industry." Paper submission deadline is January 5, 2007.
Winners will also have the opportunity to present their papers during
GRAMMY week at the ELI luncheon on February 9, 2007, which is attended
by record label executives and prominent entertainment attorneys. For
complete contest rules, send an email to email@example.com or visit www.grammyfoundation.com.
Students Invited to Participate in International Humanitarian Law Workshop
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at Santa Clara University
School of Law is offering a free, four-day workshop for
law students in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) February 16 -19,
2007. Because of a 40-student limit, admission to the comprehensive
and practical workshop is highly competitive. Legal professionals from
ICRC and Santa Clara faculty will teach participants
about IHL, when it applies, how it relates to human rights, protected
persons, internment/detention, among other topics. No units or grades
are given but students who complete the workshop will receive a certificate
of completion with extra recognition given to the top student. Applications
are due December 1, 2006. For more info and an application, contact:
Center for Global Law and Policy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.728.1873 or
Magazine Seeks Nominations for CLAY Awards
California Lawyer Magazine is now accepting nominations for its
11th annual CLAY (California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year) awards. Those
submitted for nominations must be California attorneys who have made
significant contributions during 2006 to "the law, the profession,
a particular industry or the general good of the public." The submission
deadline is December 1. Go to www.californialawyermagazine.com and click
on the nomination form on the lower left side of the page to access a
nomination form, which has more than 20 categories to choose from.
Southwestern welcomes its newest staff members:
Javier Ledezma, Part-time Computer Services Assistant, Management
Information Systems - Javier joins Southwestern with more
than four years of experience in the areas of PC assembly, desktop
and email system migration. His primary responsibility at Southwestern
is responding to first level helpdesk issues for faculty and staff.
He earned a B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona.
Marissa Rodriguez, Student Services Assistant, SCALE Office -
Marissa comes to Southwestern with more than nine years of experience
in education. Most
recently she was a School Site Administrative Assistant at Los Angeles
Trade Technical College where she provided office support as well
as counseling and service to enrolled students and their families.
She has also held positions as Special Events Coordinator for the Los
Unified School District, Teacher's Assistant at Farmdale Elementary
School, and Field Coordinator for the California State Assembly campaign
of Victoria Castro. She will be earning her B.A. in Liberal Studies
from California State University, Los Angeles in 2007.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Q: What is your favorite memory of your own law school experience?
After a moot court appellate argument in my first year, walking back to
my dorm with my head spinning with excitement and looking forward to
a career full of it. Another contender - looking out from my rag-tag
band at one of the weekly open-microphone, law-school jam sessions we started
and seeing a room full of law students belt out (in various keys) Iron
Maiden's "Flight of Icarus."
Q: At what point, and how, did you determine what area of law you wanted
A: During my first year of practice, I got a call out of nowhere in the
early evening to work all night on a fascinating research assignment to
support a trial team defending the tobacco industry the next morning against
a nationwide class action of flight attendants suing for secondhand smoke
exposure. The hours flew by as I sent out faxes with research at 1 a.m.,
3 a.m., 5 a.m., and 6:30 a.m., before going home to sleep. Though bleary-eyed,
I was hooked on the complexities of class actions and mass torts, and spent
the next five years on a whirlwind tour defending the tobacco industry
against class actions across the country.
Q: What was one of your most gratifying moments while practicing law?
A: The heartfelt thanks of a poor, elderly woman I represented while at
Legal Aid as a summer intern. Being listened to and taken seriously was
as important to her as the result in the litigation. It was also an early
lesson for me that process is as value-laden as the content of the legal
rules we apply.
Q: Why did you decide to leave practice to teach law?
A: It's exciting and awe-inspiring in law practice to watch the law change
people's lives. But academia is the best place to watch and influence the
law itself, which is a fascinating interplay of history, precedent, ideals,
and pragmatism. Helping students explore this legal landscape and develop
into confident professionals is also a form of law-driven change that is
Q: How do you think your litigation background helps you in the classroom?
A: I think law students often abandon their common sense in their
search for legal doctrine; law practice doesn't teach them to forget their
doctrine - it tells them to remember their common sense. Over the years,
litigators develop a gut sense about which argument - and how much argument
- is persuasive for judges and for juries, and can fluently intermingle
doctrine with policy arguments and common-sense appeals to justice. I hope
to jump-start that process in my classes.
Q: What do you think is the biggest misconception law students have about
A: That we have forgotten what it's like to be a law student. My classes
are shaped by my recollection of being a law student, and by considering
whether and how I and other law students would be able to grasp the points
Q: What would you like your students to say about you?
A: That they learned immensely not only about the subject matter of the
class, but about the legal process generally - and moreover, that they
enjoyed it and are intellectually hungry for more.
Q: What do you enjoy most about teaching at Southwestern?
A: Students who are bright, friendly, and motivated; faculty and administration
who are collegial, energized, and intellectually engaged; and the best
law school facility I've ever seen!
Q: What are you enjoying most now that you live in Los Angeles?
A: Shelving my scarves and wool coats for shorts and sun in the winter!
Q: What do you blog about?
A: I run the Mass Tort Litigation Blog, which is part of the Law
Professor Blogs network: lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation.
Two weeks in, I'm happy to have welcomed 350 visitors and counting!
Q: What are your favorite television or radio programs?
Soon to be "24," since I've been watching Kiefer Sutherland
and crew filming scenes in my neighborhood. In one scene, I thought Kiefer
was going to hop my fence and start swimming in my pool. I thought I might
scare him off by playing the soundtrack for "The Lost Boys" out
my window, but then I considered my potential liability for private nuisance.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Acoustic and electric guitar; listening to a wide variety of music.
PROFESSOR MYRNA RAEDER
PROFESSOR ANGELA RILEY
- Speaker, Crawford and Beyond: Revisited in Dialogue, Brooklyn Law School
(comments from the meeting will be published in the symposium issue of
JOURNAL OF LAW AND POLICY (February 2007))
- Meeting Participant, DNA Awareness Program, California Forensic Science
Institute, California State University, Los Angeles
PROFESSOR IRA SHAFIROFF
- Indigenous Peoples and Emerging Protections for Traditional Knowledge in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INFORMATION WEALTH (P. Yu, ed.; Praeger Publishers,
- Symposium: Tribal Sovereignty in a Post-9/11 World 82 NORTH
DAKOTA LAW REVIEW (Fall 2006)
- INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE PRACTICE & PROCEDURE DESKBOOK, 3rd ed. -
Release no. 16 (Practising Law Institute, February 2006)
New Books Published by the Faculty
Professor James Fischer - UNDERSTANDING REMEDIES, 2nd ed. (Matthew Bender Publishing, 2006)
Professor James Kushner - SUBDIVISION LAW AND GROWTH MANAGEMENT, Vol. 1, 2nd edition (Thomson West, 2006)
Professor Kelly Strader - UNDERSTANDING WHITE COLLAR CRIME, 2nd ed. (LexisNexis, 2006)
16th Annual Public Interest Week
Recently honored by the ABA/Law Student Division for their efforts, Southwestern's Public Interest Law Committee
has scheduled several exciting events for the 16th Annual Public Interest Law Week (PILW),
November 2-9. The week of activities is designed to raise both awareness and funds for public
law opportunities and summer grants in this area.
Thomas A. Mesereau, Jr.
is this year's keynote speaker. One
of the most celebrated trial lawyers in America, he last spoke at
Southwestern for a standing room only crowd at an ATLA event last year.
prominent criminal defense attorney, who gained international
recognition for successfully defending Michael Jackson in 2005, will
address the Southwestern community again on Tuesday, November 7 at
in BW390. A partner with the Los Angeles firm of Mesereau & Yu,
LLP, he specializes in criminal defense (state and federal court) and
civil trials. He is the recipient of numerous
awards recognizing his pro bono work on
behalf of the poorest and most disadvantaged residents of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles
Daily Journal named him one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers"
in California for the past three years, and both the Criminal Courts Bar
of Los Angeles and the Century City Bar Association honored him as "Criminal
Defense Lawyer of the Year." He recently received the "President's
Award" from the U.S. Dream Academy in Washington D.C. for his work
with inner city children whose parents are incarcerated.
The Public Interest Career Fair will take place this year on Thursday, November
2. A variety of public interest organizations will be on the Promenade from
12:15 to 1:30 p.m. to chat with students about opportunities within their
is an excellent chance for students to network with lawyers and find out about a variety of practice
areas," said Assistant Dean Gary Greener. "Public
interest organizations provide a variety of opportunities in almost every
area of the law, including: labor and employment, tax, probate, torts, family,
immigration, international, property, landlord/tenant, civil rights, appellate,
criminal, constitutional, environmental, and many, many more."
The Live Auction will take place on Wednesday, November 8 at 12:30 p.m. in
the Louis XVI Room. The Silent Auction closing will be on Thursday, November
9, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., also in the Louis XVI Room. All auction contributions
- typically gift certificates, event tickets, passes to recreational or facilities
services such as tennis lessons, or bar preparation courses - are tax deductible.
Other events include a bake sale November 6 - 7, documentary screening of "Juvies" on
November 6 at 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. in BW390, basketball
tournaments and the always popular silent and live auctions (see schedule
below). Student volunteers are needed for a variety of events, so if you
are interested in joining the efforts, email Doug Baek.
For more information about Southwestern's Public Interest Law Week
events, or to contribute an auction item, contact the Student Affairs Office
or Ed Anderson.
PUBLIC INTEREST LAW WEEK CALENDAR
- Public Interest Career Fair, 12:15 p.m., Promenade
- Juvies Screening,
12:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m., BW390 (4:30 p.m. location TBD)
- Bake Sale and Silent Auction Begin
- Keynote Speaker, Tom Mesereau, 12:30 p.m., BW390
- Live Auction, 12:30 p.m., Louis XVI Room
- Faculty Basketball Game, 12:30 p.m., Basketball Court
- Silent Auction Closing, 4:30 p.m., Location TBD
Second Annual Day at the Races a Winner!
Join Southwestern alumni, students, faculty, family and friends at the second annual Day at the Races
at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Sunday, October 29. Enjoy a barbeque buffet lunch on the
infield, plus special games for the kids, in a fun family affair where
everyone is welcome. This year, Day at the Races will be during
Santa Anita Park's Family Fun Days. Activities for the kids may
include an obstacle course, super slide, moon bounce, Seabiscuit
Exhibit, pony rides and face painting. Plus, all will receive
a Halloween gift bag from the Alumni Association. Gates open at
10:00 a.m., lunch is served at 12:00 p.m., and the first race begins at
12:30 p.m. Admission is $35 for adults, $25 for teens (12 -18), and
free for children under 12. All reservations must be made in advance -
tickets for admission and parking passes will be distributed by
Southwestern prior to the event. To reserve your tickets, contact
the Development & Alumni Affairs Office.
Join the Law and Medicine Society in the L.A. Cancer
Join Southwestern's Law and Medicine Society in the L.A. Cancer Challenge
philanthropy fun run, which has been called "one of the best 5K/10K runs" and
takes place every year during the Halloween weekend. The
ninth annual event will take place on Sunday, October 29 at the Veterans Administration
Grounds in West LA. Visit www.lacancerchallenge.com to register and join the
Law and Medicine Society team for
a great cause.
APALSA hosts Alumni-Student Networking Event
Southwestern's Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) invites
you to join its members for a special cocktail reception to
help build a bridge between the students and alumni. The event will
take place on Wednesday, November 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the Second Floor
of the Bullocks Wilshire Building. For more information or to RSVP (by October
25), contact the Development & Alumni Affairs Office.
William Morris' General Counsel Featured in Next "Conversation"
David J. Kekst, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the
William Morris Agency, one of the world's largest and most famous
talent organizations representing the biggest names in film,
television, theater, music, sports and books, will be the next guest in
the latest installment of the law school's "A Conversation With..."
series, presented by the Biederman Institute. Southwestern alumnus
Robert Jacobs '92, a partner with Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP in
New York, will conduct the discussion titled, "The Business of the
Business" on Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m. at Southwestern. Click here to read more
- RSVPs may be made to the Institute Office.
Challenges of Integrating Traditional Media into a Digital
Environment' a Topic of the Next MLRC Co-Sponsored Event
The integration of traditional
entertainment and media into the digital world is rapidly becoming a
reality. The last few years have been characterized by the beginnings of
paradigm shift in how entertainment and media are and will be
distributed and viewed. The music business has moved from CDs to online.
A significant share of theatrical revenues is now derived from the sale
of DVDs. First run television series are increasingly available for viewing
on portable digital devices. And individual participation in debate and
discussion has taken on new meaning with the proliferation of the blogosphere.
While the business implications of all this are staggering, so too are
the legal challenges presented by the advent of the digital age. On January
25, 2007, these legal challenges will be the subject of the fourth annual
conference presented by Southwestern’s Biederman Institute and
the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC). Mark your calendar for what promises
to be a timely event on subjects that are indispensable to any media
Sidley Austin to Host a Women and Diversity in the Law Panel
Sidley Austin LLP is hosting a panel, "You Can Fly High Against
the Wind - Diverse Female Partners of Large Law Firms Provide
Best Practices for Success," on Thursday, October 26, from 5:30 -
7:30 p.m. (555 West Fifth St., 40th Floor, Los
Angeles). Attorney Kathryn Stell will moderate the discussion,
will include distinguished panelists and attorneys from Sidley Austin; Latham & Watkins
LLP; O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
LLP; Steptoe & Johnson; and Winston & Strawn
The event is sponsored by the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los
Angeles, California Minority Counsel Program, Diversity in the Profession
Committee of LACBA, Sidley Austin LLP, Southern California Chinese Lawyers
Association and Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. Refreshments
will be served. RSVP by Monday, October 23 (email@example.com or (213)
861.6573) to receive free parking, and send any questions you may have
for the panel.
Career Services Fall Offerings
In addition to
the Public Interest Law Week Career Fair, a networking event where students can learn about gaining experience in almost
any area of the
law by working and/or volunteering for a public interest organization
(Thursday, November 2, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m., Promenade), the Career
Services Office (CSO) has a number of programs planned for this Fall. They include:
For more information on any of the above items, visit the
Career Services Office.
- Career Services Open House
A Career Services Open House
will take place
on Wednesday, November
1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drop by, check out the office, pick
up some refreshments and learn what Career Services can do for
- "How to Go Solo" Workshop: Setting Up Your Own
On Tuesday, November
7 at 4:45 pm in W311, Professor Ira Shafiroff will conduct a workshop
giving practical advice about setting up a solo practice upon graduation.
Topics will include generating clients, managing your practice, and
making your practice grow.
- Check Law Match for current and upcoming job opportunities
The CSO posts
a variety of currently available positions as well as upcoming summer
and post-graduate positions on Law Match. In order to
view these listings, please go to the Career Services section of the Southwestern website and register through the link shown for Law Match. Registration instructions
are also available in the Career Services Office. Starting in 2007,
the CSO will be posting open positions on Symplicity, and more
on this topic will be made available later.
- Class of 2007: Presidential Management Fellows Program
The PMF application
start date has traditionally been September 1st annually. However,
for the Class of 2007, the application is
projected to open mid-October 2006 and close three weeks later. This
is a change from a previous announcement. The application will be
a vacancy announcement posted on USAJOBS (www.USAJOBS.gov) via
a link on the "PMF
Application" webpage at www.pmf.opm.gov. Applicants will be required
to either upload or build a resume on USAJOBS in order to apply. The two-year
PMF Program is described as the training ground
for future government leaders. Graduating students are highly encouraged
to consider this program and apply. Please note that students may have
to print out a "Nomination Form." If this is required this
year, then that form should be brought to the Career Services Office
and students should list the "Nominating Official" as Dean
Bryant G. Garth.
"W.A.Y." - Who Are You & Why Are You here?
This Month - Ivan Chebotariov, 2nd-Year SCALE Program
hard to earn a law degree in two years. And be a good husband. And
speak English as a second language. But SCALE student Ivan Chebotariov
has weathered national and cultural changes with unwavering persistence
throughout his life.
He grew up curious about the United
States as he read books by Jack London and O. Henry, which had been
translated into his native Russian. His love of language and struggle
to learn English eventually brought him to America.
was raised in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, which was a part of the Soviet
Union until it became an independent country in 1991 when he was 14.
His family hung onto their Russian citizenship.
"I was a Russian
minority in Kazakhstan," Chebotariov said. "We eventually moved to St.
Petersburg - where I went to the university for one year - and my
parents and three brothers still live there."
started to learn English in the fourth grade, lessons focused on
translating text rather than speaking and understanding. During his
last year in high school, Chebotariov got the chance to get more
intensive language training at a private school. It was a long shot,
but he got accepted and was allowed to study for free.
I was there, I developed a close relationship with one of the teachers
who gave me additional help," he said. "She worked at The Master's College
in California - she had spent three years in Kazakhstan - and helped
bring me to the U.S."
came to California in 1995, attended
The Masters' College, a private Christian Liberal Arts school where he
earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and then earned a
Master of Divinity from the Master's Seminary. Though he originally
return to Russia, he met his wife, Susan, while in school. His family
couldn't come to their wedding, and his wife just met his parents when
they traveled to Finland last Christmas, the first time Chebotariov had
been near his homeland in 10 years. He got a job as an insurance
adjuster and worked with a lot of attorneys to settle injury claims.
This work rekindled a long held interested he had in the law when he
was growing up.
Although he says it's difficult to achieve "a
fine balance" between doing well in school and married life,
Chebotariov managed to make Law Review and re-establish the Christian
Legal Society on campus this year.
"I came to law school
thinking I wanted to do insurance defense, but I've realized there are
other things I'm interested in that would be a greater service to
society, like being a criminal prosecutor."
And that's why Chebotariov chose Southwestern's SCALE program, to get him to that point sooner.
ESSAYS & SCHOLARSHIPS
A selection of scholarships and essay contests are available in the
Financial Aid Office (W102), on the bulletin board in the Westmoreland basement
Please note: The information regarding scholarships and
essay contests on Southwestern's website provides a list for informational
purposes only. Students interested in applying for any scholarship should
contact the sponsoring organization directly for specific details and deadlines.
External sites are provided for informational purposes only and are not endorsed
||19 SBA/Hoover Elementary School Dispute Resolution Program
21 Videogame Law Conference
Parents and Partners Day
24 Dean Garth presents the LSSSE Survey Results, 12:30 & 5 p.m., BW370
25 "Suing the Spooks: NSA Litigation & the Future of Privacy," Computer/Internet Roundtable Presentation, 5 p.m., Salle Moderne
26 "You Can Fly High Against the Wind - Diverse Female
Partners of Large Law Firms Provide Best Practices for Success," 5:30
p.m., Sidley Austin
27 Law Review Symposium: 'The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1966-2006: Text and Context'
28 Diversity Career Fair 2006, Organized by the Northern California Counties District Attorney's Offices
29 Law and Medicine Society Philanthropy Fun Run
A Day at the Races, Santa Anita Park
||1 Career Services Office Open House Description: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Asian Pacific American Law Student Association Alumni-Student Networking Event, 5:30 p.m.
2-9 Public Interest Law Week (PILW)
2 Public Interest Career Fair, 12:15 p.m., Promenade
A "Conversation with..." David J. Kekst, 7 p.m., Louis XVI Room
6 PILW Screening of Juvies, 12:30 & 4:30 p.m.
PILW Bake Sale and Silent Auction begin
7 PILW Keynote Speaker: Tom Mesereau, 12:30 p.m.
Workshop: Setting Up Your Own Law Practice, 4:45 p.m., W311
8 PILW Live Auction, 12:30 p.m., Louis XVI Room
Armenian Law Student Association Alumni-Student Networking Event, 5:30 p.m.
9 PILW Faculty Basketball Game, 12:30 p.m., Basketball Court
13-14 1L Table Days, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m., Promenade
14 Workshop: Besides OCIP, How Do I Get a Job, 12:30 p.m. & 5 p.m., W311
Latino Law Student Association Toy-Drive Kick-Off, 5:30 p.m.
15 Workshop: Resume and Cover Letter Writing for 1L Students Description: 12:30 p.m. & 5 p.m., W311
16-22 Hoover Elementary School Food and Clothing Drive
22 Administrative Holiday - No evening classes
23 - 25 Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
28 Administrative Holiday - Monday Classes Meet
||1 Last Day of Classes
2-6 Reading Period
7-21 Final Exams
21 End of Fall Semester
Contact: For matters regarding the Southwestern Reporter Online, contact the Public Affairs Office.
Student organizations, faculty and staff should submit articles or information to be considered for publication by the 1st of each month. Send
submissions to the Public Affairs Office.
Southwestern Law School is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is fully approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60654, Tel: 312.988.6738). Since 1911, Southwestern has served the public as a nonprofit, nonsectarian educational institution. Southwestern does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or prior military service in connection with admission to the school, or in the administration of any of its educational, employment, financial aid, scholarship or student activity programs. Non-discrimination has been the policy of Southwestern since its founding.