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BLSA Teams Excel at National Competition

At the 49th Annual National Black Law Students Association convention held March 7 to 12 in Houston, Texas, two teams representing Southwestern performed very well. Venessa Simpson and Jasmine Ortega competed in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. They were one of 12 competing teams to win the Excellence in Leadership award by the US Marines Corps JAG for their demonstrated teamwork during the co ...

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Southwestern reaches Semi-Finals in American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition

In March at the regional round of the American Association for Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, Southwestern students Esther Kim and Joey Mitchell for the Plaintiff team and Samuel Stone and Natalie Lowis for the Defense team performed very well, defeating teams from Cal Western, Thomas Jefferson, and Chapman to reach the semi-final round of the competition. The team of four won Regional Runner-Up. Kim d ...

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Mobile App Challenge Teaches Law Students Tech for the Trade

Southwestern Law School is in the midst of an exciting new addition to its curriculum—a hands-on course that takes students through the legal and technical aspects of creating an application for mobile devices. The Mobile App Challenge began the first week of January 2017 and is continuing through the spring semester. In this three-credit course, students are taking part in multi-disciplined teams to develo ...

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Moot Court Team Wins Best Advocate, Reaches Semi-Finals

At the Bryant-Moore Moot Court Competition held the first weekend of March at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Southwestern’s team of Harmony Anderson, Reneh Sepanosian and Sherron Wiggins performed very well, finishing the competition as semi-finalists. Additionally, Wiggins was named best advocate. Ten schools competed at the event, but the names of the participating teams were kept an ...

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Professor Rachel Vanlandingham in Multiple National Media Outlets to Comment on Marine Nude Photo Scandal

In an opinion piece published in USA Today, Professor Rachel VanLandingham,a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who served as a judge advocate while on active duty, said that U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller should be fired in the wake of the nude photo scandal. She wrote: “As the senior leader of the Marine Corps, he is ultimately responsible for the good order and discipline of the Cor ...

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Southwestern Triumphs at ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

Last weekend, Southwestern’s Negotiation Honors Program sent two teams to the regional round of ABA Representation in Mediation competition in Seattle. Out of 16 competing teams, Southwestern dominated. After day one of competition, three teams tied for first place, and two of the three teams were from Southwestern.  After applying the tie-breaking procedures, Joe Nuñez and Nico Mamone advanced to the final ...

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On Shifting Sands: Immigration Under the New Administration

The panel discussion, “On Shifting Sands: Immigration under the New Administration” assembled on Tuesday evening at Southwestern to examine the fast-changing landscape of immigration policy under the Trump Administration. The panelists wasted little time in diving headlong into matters of considerable substance and urgency, but as the discussion began, Ameena Mirza Qazi, Executive Director of the National L ...

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Southwestern Team Reaches semi-finals at TAHP Competition

In February at the regional round of the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition, Southwestern’s team of Rochelle Higgins, Michelle Lewis, and Tiara Simmons performed very well, defeating teams from Cal Western and the University of Hawaii to reach the semi-final round of the competition. Ultimately, the team placed 4th out of 28 teams in the region. “TAHP is an extraordinary program— the ...

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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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