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PreLaw Awards Blog 2020

December 11, 2020

Southwestern Recognized as Top School for Family Law and Human Rights Law in preLaw Magazine

In its Fall 2020 issue, preLaw Magazine recognized Southwestern as one the top law schools in the country for Family Law and Human Rights Law. 

Through Southwestern's partnership with The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, students can participate in the only clinical education program in Los Angeles dedicated to family law. The program's mission and aim involves stopping domestic violence and enhancing the welfare of children. Under the supervision of a staff attorney from the Buhai Center, students offer legal advice to clients in a variety of family law matters, including domestic violence, division of property, visitation, custody, parentage, and child support.

Julie Waterstone, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, explained the mission and genesis of the partnership:

"Southwestern has many students who are interested in practicing in family law, but, until now, had minimal opportunities to gain experience in this area.  We are so grateful for this partnership with Harriet Buhai Law Center as it provides an excellent training ground for our students.  They will emerge from this clinical experience with a greater understanding of the substantive area of law and will be more prepared for practice. "

Read the full article here.

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