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Southwestern Students Honored for Public Service Contributions at Annual Lunch

Public interest is a central component of Southwestern’s curriculum and philosophy, and students are encouraged to participate in public service through a wide range of programs and individual pursuits. On April 18, Southwestern students and faculty gathered at the Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon to salute all the students who have collectively volunteered thousands of hours over the past year to prov ...

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Strong advocacy skills help first-year LAWS students excel in Intramural Competitions

Since 2009, Southwestern has offered a unique, three-track Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS) curriculum for students. It is especially thrilling to watch first-year students display their newly-cultivated abilities across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year's 1Ls continued to wow judges when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwester ...

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Vice Dean Carpenter and Professors Heilman and Segil Receive 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards from Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School is pleased to announce that Vice Dean Catherine Carpenter, Professor John Heilman, and Professor Larraine Segil have been selected to receive the law school's 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards. Dean Susan Prager said, "Southwestern’s faculty has a longstanding commitment to excellence, and it is satisfying to see these honors going to professors who embody the kind of commitment to ...

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Negotiation Team Takes Second Place at Competition

Last month, at the NFL Football Negotiation Tournament hosted by Liberty University School of Law in Virginia, Southwestern’s team of Sevan Movsesian and Nicole Pronk took Second Place. In the semi-final rounds, the team defeated UC Hastings. Four teams made it to the final round, where Southwestern’s team defeated Stetson University (4th place) and UC Davis (3rd place). Once the facts for the preliminary r ...

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Melissa Agnetti, Third Year Day Program

Melissa Agnetti believes in embracing opportunity. Originally from New York, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, where she majored in History with a minor in Political Science. Early on, Agnetti had an interest in entertainment law. When she found that law schools in her area did not offer the depth and breadth of courses she was looking for, she discovered Southwestern. Once she had app ...

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Prof. Strader’s article on insider trading to be featured in Securities Law Review

Professor Kelly Strader’s article “(Re)Conceptualizing Insider Trading: United States v. Newman and the Intent to Defraud,” (80 BROOKLYN LAW REVIEW 4 (2015)), has been selected by Professor Donald Langevoort of Georgetown University Law Center as one of the top securities law articles for 2015 and will be published in the book, The Securities Law Review (West). Professor Strader also has been invited to pre ...

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Latest Issue of the Southwestern Law Review (Vol. 45 Issue 1)

The latest issue of the Southwestern Law Review (Vol. 45 Issue 1) has been published and is available online here: https://www.swlaw.edu/a…/cocurricular/lawreview/currentissue. The articles cover such diverse topics as the U.S. Constitution as a cultural icon, a socio-legal view of wrongful convictions, defending religious liberty in a secular age, an exploration of First Amendment obscenity law, and copyri ...

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Alumni and friends celebrate and Support Southwestern’s Inaugural Summer Abroad Program in Armenia

February 17 was a dark and stormy night in Pasadena. Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian worried that the weather would keep people away. But she was pleased to see a crowded room at the reception to celebrate Southwestern Law School’s Inaugural Summer Abroad Program in Armenia. "I could not be more delighted with the turnout of Southwestern alumni and friends," Dean Gharakhanian said. "The room was packed, and p ...

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Symposium Commemorates 50 Years of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Sixteen sitting and former judges of the Federal District Court and the Court of Appeals will be speaking at Southwestern Law School on Friday, March 18, 2016 together with professors and practitioners to analyze the international work of the Central District. The one day symposium will cover the international aspects of cases of the past fifty years such as the murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena a ...

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Moot Court Team Earns Second Place Brief

Earlier this month at the 21st Annual Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Moot Court Competition, Southwestern’s team of writer Jaime Hernandez and oralists Damaris Santamaria and Dane Schrader produced the brief that took Second Place out of 26 submissions. The average brief score amongst all submissions was an 86, while Southwestern’s team earned a highly impressive score of 95.6. Hernandez explaine ...

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