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Professor Robert Lutz Appointed to Task Force on International Commercial Arbitration

Professor Robert Lutz has been appointed to the Supreme Court International Commercial Arbitration Working Group by Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. The task force will study, develop and submit a report about the possibility of allowing foreign and out-of-state attorneys to represent parties in international commercial arbitrations that take place in California. Memb ...

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Southwestern to Offer Dual LL.M. Degree with Law School in India

Southwestern has partnered with the Jindal Global Law School in India to offer an 18-month dual LL.M. degree program. Upon completion, graduates will have two LL.M. degrees – one from Southwestern and the other from Jindal. Professor Priya Gupta, Faculty Director of the General LL.M. Program at Southwestern Law School, said: "Southwestern is thrilled to be working with JGLS on this new endeavor in legal edu ...

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Southwestern Law School to Honor Prominent Alumni and Friends at Annual Awards Event

On Thursday, March 9, the Southwestern Alumni Association will honor distinguished members of the Southwestern Law School community at the 28th Annual Alumni Awards Gala. This year’s reception will be held at the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion featuring Endeavour and recognize seven individuals, as well as a law firm, for making a difference at Southwestern and within the legal community ...

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Southwestern Recognized for Diversity and International Programs in preLaw Magazine

In its Winter 2017 issue, preLaw Magazine ranked Southwestern 8th in the nation for diversity among law schools (page 29). In the same issue, Southwestern received a top grade for its international law options. Out of 140 schools that provide a concentration or certification in international law, only 32 received a B+ or better for their international offerings. Assigning grades based on the breadth of a la ...

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Moldovan Fulbright Scholar Enriches Legal and Cultural Education at Southwestern

In August, Professor Aliona Cara-Rusnac, her husband Vlad and her daughter Caroline arrived in Los Angeles from Moldova, a small country in Eastern Europe landlocked between Romania and the Ukraine. An Associate Professor of Law at Moldova State University, Professor Cara-Rusnac has 10 years of experience researching immigration law. As the Fall 2016 Fulbright Research Scholar, Los Angeles was an ideal dest ...

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New Co-Directors Neil Ollivierra and Robert Lind Catapult Southwestern’s Biederman Institute Into New Era

Robert Lind is a Southwestern icon, renowned entertainment law expert, prolific author of preeminent texts and treatises, and a mentor and champion of students and alums alike. Prior to his appointment at Southwestern, Professor Ollivierra served as in-house counsel to various motion picture and television studios at the highest level of business and legal affairs, including Lionsgate Entertainment (“The Hu ...

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Gaspar Lopez, 2016-2017 Siderman Fellow

Gaspar Lopez, the 2016-2017 Jose Siderman-Fulbright Human Rights Fellow at Southwestern, became interested in human rights and constitutional studies before he completed law school at National University of Tucumán Law School. “It was a decisive moment in my career to start working for ANDHES, an organization that serves the northwest region of Argentina, and it was meaningful because it provided me with a ...

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Negotiation Teams Take Third and Fifth Place at Competition

At the William and Mary School of Law International Law Negotiation Competition in Virginia, two teams from Southwestern placed in the top five. Vera Hovhannisyan and Rudolf Petrosyan took 3rd Place and Grace Kim and Sam Moriarty earned 5th place. They defeated teams from Georgetown University, University of Houston, and University of North Carolina. They also placed ahead of teams from American University, ...

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Southwestern Alumni are Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorp Elder Abuse Justice Fellows

SCALE alumni Stephanie Koguchi ’16 and Juan Carlos Moran ’14 are Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorp Elder Abuse Justice Fellows. These Fellows work in organizations that provide legal services to older adults who have been victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Koguchi and Moran are working at Bet Tzedek, a non-profit organization that provides free, expert legal advice and representation to low-incom ...

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A Mindful Approach to Law School: Southwestern offers New Peak Performance Program

Building on Southwestern’s dedication to student success, Professors Rebecca Simon and Jarrett Green have created the Peak Performance Program. This complimentary, voluntary course provides first-year students with methods to cope with the stresses of law school, and to overcome the many ways stress can interfere with success in law school (and beyond). “This is one of the most comprehensive programs like t ...

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