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Southwestern Student Receives California Bar Foundation Scholarship

Southwestern student Corinna Jiang was named the 2016 LimNexus Foundation Scholar through the California Bar Foundation’s 2016 Diversity Scholarship Program. Jiang is one of 34 students in California to be selected from a competitive pool of hundreds of applicants based on academic excellence, financial need, and commitment to the community. The scholars were honored at a reception in Los Angeles on Septemb ...

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The Right to Know: Southwestern Law School to host symposium commemorating “Freedom of Information Laws on the Global Stage: Past, Present and Future.”

On Friday, November 4, 2016, Southwestern Law School will host a symposium on "Freedom of Information Laws on the Global Stage: Past, Present and Future." The conference, organized jointly by Southwestern's Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL) and Journal of International Law (JIL), is timed to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Sweden's freedom of information law, the world’s firs ...

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Southwestern to Present First Clinical Conference on Closing the Justice Gap for California’s Youth: Diverse Solutions for Diverse Communities

On Thursday, September 29, Southwestern Law School will present Closing the Justice Gap for California’s Youth: Diverse Solutions for Diverse Communities. This inaugural clinical conference will bring together attorneys, law students, academics and community service providers to discuss issues facing children and youth in the community and strategize innovative ways that lawyers and advocates can help meet ...

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Southwestern Law School Symposium Explores Modern Implications of the Laws of War

Cicero famously said, "inter arma enim silent leges" – Latin for "in times of war, the law falls silent." Yet the media is regularly full of charges of "war crimes" and other violations of the laws of war, highlighting that numerous laws do in fact apply during war. Claims are also heard that such laws inappropriately "tie the hands of soldiers," thus rendering professional armies ineffective against modern ...

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Southwestern to Host a Celebration of Asian Pacific American Women Law Firm Partners in Los Angeles

On Friday, September 16, Southwestern will host the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance of Los Angeles (APAWLA), which will be honoring women law firm partners and celebrate the growing power and influence of all Asian Pacific American women partners in Los Angeles law firms. Among the honorees is Cyndie Chang, the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office of Duane Morris -- the first APA Woman M ...

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Eleven Southwestern Graduates Selected for ABOTA Fellowships

The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has selected 11 members of Southwestern's Class of 2016 for its prestigious three month Fellowship program. Graduates Jasmina Aragon, Tonya Barseghian, Katherine (Katy) Bekken, Anny Edinchikyan, Timothy Gauthier, Alex Giraldo, Shawn Halbert, Celline Hoogi, Nicole Ortiz, Sara Rodriguez and Katherine (Katie) Melik-Stepanyan will spend th ...

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Prominent Alumni Tell New Students “The Practice of Law Begins Today”

Before setting foot into a classroom, students entering their first year at Southwestern received an important message from two accomplished alumni: "Your legal careers begin now." Conducting themselves with integrity, civility and intention during law school will have a successful impact on their professional practice. Law school is not only where students learn legal writing, contracts, evidence, torts an ...

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Introduction to Legal Writing Course Gives Students a Glimpse into the Rigors of Law School

Anyone who has been in law school will tell you that one of the first things they had to learn is how to write like a lawyer. Even students who are excellent writers when they enter law school will find that legal writing presents a unique challenge that requires a specific approach. For students who want to get a sense of what this new way of communicating entails, Southwestern offers a Summer Introduction ...

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Southwestern Alumnus Judge David Wesley and Southwestern Students Play Key Roles in Award Winning Teen Court Program

The Los Angeles Superior Court Teen Court Program has been awarded the California State Bar Education Pipeline Award. Teen Court was created and initiated by Southwestern alumnus, the Hon. David Wesley ’72 over 20 years ago. The partnership includes Los Angeles Superior Court and volunteer judges, Los Angeles County Probation, local school districts, volunteer attorneys and partnerships with law schools. In ...

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Student Successfully Attains Parole for Client

Evening student Yessica Jovel was able to take the skills she has learned during her time at Southwestern and apply them to successfully attain parole for a client of the law school's Youth Offender Parole Hearing Practicum. "The Practicum allowed me to learn first-hand the unique issues facing juvenile offenders and how the 'hallmarks of youth' including immaturity, impulsivity, recklessness, and poor judg ...

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