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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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Southwestern to host Annual Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law Symposium

On Saturday, November 12, Southwestern will host the Annual Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Symposium. A Los Angeles tradition for over 20 years, the symposium features practice-specific panels and breakout sessions that will give participants the opportunity to network with industry professionals. Panelists include counsel for major entertainment companies and attorneys from respected law firms ...

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The U.S. Supreme Court: Cause or Cure for Polarized Government? Three Professors Debate the Issues

The upcoming presidential election will likely have a major impact on the U.S. Supreme Court, which is currently divided ideologically. On October 26, Professors Warren Grimes, Joerg Knipprath and Gowri Ramachandran discussed a range of issues, from the Supreme Court’s power to influence constitutional law to its effect on a polarized political climate. The event was co-presented by Southwestern’s chapters ...

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TAHP Team Earns Fourth Place at National Competition

At the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition in San Francisco, Southwestern’s team of Ebony Randolph, Tyler Zaremba, Esther Kim, and Michelle Lewis took fourth place out of 24 teams, besting representatives from UCLA, Pepperdine, Loyola, UC Berkeley, Thomas Jefferson, UC Hastings, and Cal Western. For Randolph, persistence paid off. She said, "I learned f ...

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Three Students Selected as 2016-2017 Biederman Scholars

In an effort to recognize excellence in academic achievement, and encourage and facilitate career success, Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute established the Biederman Scholars program to help expand opportunities for promising future entertainment lawyers. This year, three outstanding students have been selected for this honor: Corey Geiger, Sara Locke, and Jasen Talis ...

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