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Southwestern alum selected for prestigious federal judicial clerkship

Andres Holguin-Flores ’15 knows from firsthand experience that a great externship opportunity can make a big difference. During his last semester of law school at Southwestern, he served as an extern for the Hon. Terry J. Hatter, Jr., Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Now, he is serving as a judicial clerk for the prominent judge. “I would not have the positio ...

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Juan Mendez, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, to deliver inaugural José Siderman Human Rights Lecture at Southwestern Law School

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Southwestern Law School will present the inaugural José Siderman Human Rights Lecture, which will feature speaker Juan Méndez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman Degrading Treatment or Punishment. He will speak on “How International Law Can Eradicate Torture: A Response to Cynics.” In addition to his position at the UN (equivalent to the ...

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New Intersession Course Explores How to Legally Protect the Elderly

During the first week of January, Southwestern Law School offered a unique, new intersession course, Medical/Legal Aspects of Older Adults - Capacity, Undue Influence, and Abuse, which focused on critical legal issues related to the elderly. The purpose of the class was to help students gain a basic understanding of the issues that the elderly face and greater knowledge and expertise in addressing issues of ...

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Megan Craig ’15 Wins American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence

Megan Craig ’15, an associate at Bayer, Wishman & Leotta, has won a Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute in recognition of her outstanding performance in bankruptcy coursework. Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian and Adjunct Professor Edward Wolkowitz, who teaches bankruptcy at Southwestern, nominated Craig for the award. "It was a great privilege to study under Professor Wolkowitz, one ...

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Southwestern BLSA Team Wins Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

  At the Western Regional Black Law Student Association's Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, which was held at the University of San Diego last week, Southwestern’s team of Yanick Saila-Ngita and Alexa Whiteside dominated the event. They won First Place Team, Best Respondent Brief, and Saila-Ngita was named Best Oral Advocate. In the preliminary rounds, Southwestern competed against Trinity Law ...

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Agustin Cavana, 2015-2016 Siderman Fellow

Argentine human rights attorney Agustin Cavana is the 2015-2016 Fulbright – Jose Siderman Human Rights Fellow at Southwestern pursuing his LL.M. degree. The fellowship was established in 2008 by the Siderman family, the Fulbright Commission in Argentina and Southwestern. In Argentina, Cavana worked for the National Penitentiary Procuration, which is responsible for protecting the human rights of federal pri ...

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Southwestern’s Biederman Blog Selected for ABA Journal’s 9th Annual Blawg 100

In an overcrowded blogosphere, Southwestern's Biederman Blog has once again distinguished itself as one of the most creative and informative for those seeking information about entertainment law and news. The hard work of its contributors has been recognized in the ABA Journal's 9th Annual Blawg 100, a compilation of the best legal blogs. The Biederman Blog is created and maintained by students in the Enter ...

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Professor Christopher Cameron Named a Leader in Diversity

Professor Christopher David Ruiz Cameron is one of 20 law professors from around the country to be named a Leader in Diversity by National Jurist magazine. As the most active member of Southwestern's faculty in advising, mentoring, promoting, providing scholarship opportunities and working alongside Latino law students for more than 24 years, Professor Cameron takes great pride in the accomplishments of the ...

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Moot Court Team Takes Second Place at Regional Competition

Last weekend at the Regional Round of the New York City Bar National Moot Court Competition held at Loyola Law School, Southwestern’s team turned in an excellent performance. Out of nine teams from six area law schools, day program students Melissa Agnetti, Laura Free and Dat-Vinh Nguyen won the Second Place Team title. Their performance qualified the team to compete at the national competition in New York ...

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Southwestern’s Appellate Litigation Clinic is Instrumental in Ninth Circuit Decision

Under the supervision of Adjunct Professor Andrew Knapp, Southwestern’s Appellate Litigation Clinic prevailed in Dimaya v. Lynch, --- F.3d ----, 2015 WL 612354615 (9th Cir. Oct 19, 2015) (No. 11–71307). On October 19, the Ninth Circuit Court granted Southwestern's appeal in a published decision striking down part of a federal immigration statute as unconstitutionally void for vagueness. Recent Southwestern ...

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