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Negotiation Team Takes Second Place at National Competition

After winning the regional round of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition in March, Southwestern’s team of Amanda Figueroa and Chris White performed exceptionally well at the National Competition held in April in Seattle, taking Second Place. Eight teams (out of the total of 96 original participating teams) that had won their respective regional competitions attended the Nationals. During the prel ...

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First year law students continue tradition of superb advocacy

One of the most innovative aspects of Southwestern’s curriculum is the way that first-year students learn about legal analysis, writing and advocacy skills across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year’s 1Ls did not disappoint when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwestern's 2015 Intramural Advocacy Competitions, the culminating activity of S ...

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Southwestern reaches semifinals and wins Best Brief at National Competition

At the Fifth Annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition hosted by Elon University School of Law, Southwestern’s team performed well, finishing as semifinalists (as one of the top four out of 28 participating teams from 20 law schools) and winning First Place Respondents’ Brief, which was also the highest scored overall brief in the competition. Oralists Laura Free and Erika White defea ...

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Southwestern Takes Second Place at State Bar Environmental Law Negotiation Competition

At the 16th Annual Student Environmental Negotiations Competition hosted by the Environmental Law Section of the California State Bar, Southwestern’s team of Alexandria Davis and Vardan Ksachukyan won Second Place. They finished ahead of 24 teams from 15 law schools, including UC Berkeley School of Law, UCLA School of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, UC Irvine School of Law, UC Davis School of Law, Chap ...

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Professors Yokoyama, Heilman, and Blumenfeld Receive 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards from Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School is pleased to announce that Professors Dennis Yokoyama, John Heilman, and Stan Blumenfeld have been selected to receive the law school's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards. “The excellence of the faculty directly impacts how Southwestern students are perceived in the community,” SBA Vice President Erica Steinberg said. “It was truly amazing that 49 professors were nominated. This rem ...

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Southwestern Students Selected as 2015 Employee Justice Fellows

Southwestern students Paymon Mondegari and Candace Rodriguez know firsthand how the combination of preparation, faculty advice and alumni connections can result in major opportunities for learning and career development. They were both recently selected as 2015 Employee Justice Fellows by the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) and Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion and Resources (FAIR). The fel ...

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Southwestern Wins ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

At the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition held February 28 and March 1, Southwestern’s team of Amanda Figueroa and Chris White dominated the field, taking First Place. In the first round, Figueroa and White defeated the team from La Verne College of Law, the host school. In the second round, they beat the team from Pepperdine University School of Law. In the final round, they triumphed over the tea ...

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AMICUS PROJECT UPDATE: A Ticket to the U.S. Supreme Court

Under the auspices of Southwestern’s Amicus Project, Bernadette Bolan was in Washington, D.C., this week to observe oral arguments in Ohio v. Clark, the case for which she submitted an amicus brief. Read her Tweets of the proceedings here (opens in a new window). To learn more about her Amicus Project experience, click here (opens in a new window). In other news related to the case, prior to the Supreme Cou ...

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Negotiation Team Takes Second at Government Contracts Negotiation Tournament

At Liberty University School of Law's Sixth Annual National Government Contracts & Programs Negotiation Tournament Competition held earlier this month in Virginia, Southwestern’s team of Jennifer Mascia and Joshua Maldonado performed extremely well, winning Second Place. As part of the competition rules, the 16 teams’ school affiliations remained anonymous. Only the final four were announced. Southweste ...

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Southwestern Moot Court Team Takes Second Place and Best Brief at National Telecommunications Competition

At the 2015 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition held in Washington D.C. February 6 and 7, Southwestern’s team of Michael L. Jensen, Daniel Kadin, and Rebecca Magenheim performed well, taking Second Place overall. Jensen's brief also won First Place. Five teams entered the competition, including Southwestern, George Washington University, University of Colorado (which won First Place overall), ...

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