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Southwestern Alumna and Trustee Provides Essential Mentoring and Scholarship Funds to Women J.D. and J.D./M.B.A. students

Larraine Segil ’79 had always attended the most prestigious schools when living in South Africa.  But when she and her husband immigrated to the United States, even the outstanding education she received at University of the Witwatersrand did little to prepare her for figuring out how to continue her education and build a career in Los Angeles as a working mother without resources and guidance. In 2009, she ...

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Keeping it Reel: Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Clearing and Distributing Real Content in the Digital Age

The concept of fair use is deceptively simple, and it has perplexed attorneys, creators of expressive works and courts. Obtaining rights and clearances can prove to be a daunting challenge in the social media age. The digital age hasn’t just transformed the way content is distributed; it’s created new platforms to create it. These issues will be explored in depth at Keeping It Reel: Clearing and Distributin ...

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Southwestern’s Biederman Blog Again Makes ABA Blawg 100 – Votes needed to earn top spot in IP

Southwestern’s Biederman Blog has once again been nominated for the ABA Annual Blawg 100! Help us earn a top slot in the Intellectual Property category by registering and voting here by December 19: http://bit.ly/1rUGZee. “Your vote for the Biederman Blog provides a great way to remind the national legal community of Southwestern's strengths and great reputation, especially in Entertainment Law. The blog, l ...

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Professor Abbott, MD, presents oral argument on behalf of Southwestern Law School’s Amicus Project in case of patient denied lung transplant

On November 25, Professor Ryan Abbott argued in front of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, on behalf of the Amicus Project at Southwestern Law School. He argued as an amicus (friend of the court) in support of appellant Wilfredo Velasquez, who had lost a trial against Advanced Biotech for medical expenses needed for a lung transplant. Velasquez argued on appeal that the trial court’ ...

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Emily Rehm, Second Year Evening Program

When Emily Rehm was a teenager, she loved going to concerts. But unlike the throngs of young people who dream of becoming rock stars, Rehm realized that her fun experience was actually someone else’s job. She spoke to tour managers and promoters to learn about what they do, and how they played a role in producing performances. "I realized that someone had to work on the business side of entertainment,” she ...

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Scholarly Pursuits: ADR Scholars from around the country gather at Southwestern for AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference

On November 7 and 8, Southwestern hosted the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s 8th Annual Works-in-Progress (WIP) Conference. This forum provided ADR scholars with the opportunity to share current research, obtain feedback, exchange ideas, reconnect with colleagues, and build new working relationships. “We were delighted to host this year’s AALS ADR Section ...

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International Students Grad School Fair

Through the online International Students Day Grad School Fair hosted by CollegeWeek Live on November 19, Southwestern faculty, students, alumni and deans will be available online for 12 hours to chat with prospective students from around the world. From 1:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST), prospective students can join in online to learn about Southwestern’s 2-, 3- and 4-year full-time and part- ...

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Recent JD/MBA Graduates Share their Perspectives on the Concurrent Degree Program

Recent JD/MBA graduates share their perspectives on the concurrent degree program offered by Southwestern and The Drucker Graduate School of Management. According to Shafiel Karim, SCALE JD/MBA ’13, “Both schools taught me to think deeply about a problem and defend a particular conclusion or course of action with well-reasoned analysis. Both skills are essential to effective lawyering and management.” Read ...

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Southwestern Establishes Youth Offender Parole Hearing Practicum

In 2013, California passed a law that created a specialized parole hearing process for prisoners who were convicted for offenses they committed as juveniles. When this law went into effect in 2014, an estimated 6,000 people in California prisons became eligible for Youth Offender Parole Hearings. These differ from typical parole hearings because the Parole Board must give great weight to the diminished culp ...

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Summer Law Institute in Guanajuato Celebrates 25 Years

The Summer Law Institute in Guanajuato, Mexico - a consortium of the law schools compromised of Southwestern, University of Guanjuato, University of New Mexico and Texas Tech University - marked its 25th anniversary in June 2014. According to Professor Beth Caldwell, who taught at the Summer Law Institute this summer, the program provides a tremendous experience for students and faculty alike. "It was a won ...

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