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Alumni Honored at Family Law Event

On June 4, the Southwestern Alumni Association presented the second annual Signing on the Dotted Line: A Family Law MCLE Event & Award Ceremony. Chaired by Patrick Baghdaserians '07, the program featured prominent panels of experts from the bench and bar discussing best strategies in family law for business valuation, discovery and witness preparation. During the lunchtime presentation, Neal Raymond Her ...

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Entertainment Journal Enters New Phase with Wide-Ranging New Issue

Volume 6, Issue 1 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL) has been published here and covers a wide range of topics, including journalists’ rights over those of public figures in Africa, children’s privacy online in Europe and America, the cable industry’s struggle to stay competitive in Canada while satisfying consumer demand, and how tobacco companies are attempting to use trad ...

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Professor Julia Vazquez to be Honored by National Lawyers Guild

Professor Julia Vázquez is being honored by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) in recognition of her outstanding work as a professor and supervising attorney for Southwestern’s Immigration Law Clinic. She is an officer of the Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and will receive her award at a the group's annual dinner on June 12 in Pasadena. "I am humbled and honored to receive this ...

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Faculty Activities

PROFESSOR RYAN ABBOTT The New Designer Drug Wave: A Clinical, Toxicological, and Legal Analysis (with D. Smith) 18:1-4 JOURNAL OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS (Nov. 2015) Book Review, FDA IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: THE CHALLENGES OF REGULATING DRUGS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES (H.F. Lynch and I.G. Cohen, eds), 1-5 JOURNAL OF LAW AND THE BIOSCIENCES (2015). Interviewed re: recent developments in FTC v. Wyndham and the Amar ...

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Professor Norman Garland to Receive Honorary Degree

The Southwestern Board of Trustees has selected Professor Norman M. Garland to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Southwestern’s 101st Commencement Ceremony on May 15, 2016. Professor Garland is a highly respected teacher and scholar whose commitment, creativity and enthusiasm for academic innovation has had a tremendous impact on his students and the advancement of Southwestern for more than four ...

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Southwestern Law Review Wins Annual Honors Program Members’ Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Southwestern Law Review, the 2016 winners of Southwestern's annual Honors Program Members' Challenge! The challenge is designed to help Southwestern reconnect specifically with those alumni who participated in Law Review, Law Journal, Moot Court or the Trial Advocacy Honors Program from the class of 1995 to the most recent class. It also gives alumni the opportunity to ...

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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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