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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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Southwestern’s Amicus Project impacts landmark California Court of Appeal ruling

Southwestern’s Amicus Project played an integral role in a recent ruling made by the California Court of Appeal. The Appellate opinion rendered holds that immigration status is irrelevant to a personal injury action not claiming damages for lost earnings or earnings capacity, and that immigration status is not relevant to credibility. Last November, Professor Ryan Abbott argued as an amicus (friend of the c ...

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SCALE II student prepares amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court

As a participant in Southwestern’s Amicus Project, under the supervision of Professor Norman Garland and direction of Professor Michael Epstein, SCALE II student Bernadette Bolan successfully contributed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court for a case that will be argued in March. The U.S. Supreme Court is reserving a seat for Bolan, and she will fly to Washington D.C. to observe oral arguments in the ...

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Southwestern receives grant from California Bar Foundation to grow diversity pipeline program

In an effort to help increase diversity in the legal profession, the California Bar Foundation has awarded Southwestern Law School a $15,000 grant for the Southern California Legal Diversity Pipeline Coalition. Collaborative partnerships, creative activities and efforts have been developed to raise student awareness and interest in law as a profession, to increase student aspirations including higher educat ...

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Paralegals Parachute into Law School

Three members of the Southwestern community are featured in a new article for KNOW magazine about former paralegals who have gone on to pursue a J.D: degree. Hon. Tara Flanagan ’98, a Superior Court Judge in Alameda County; Steven Lundberg ’13, an attorney at the Law Offices of Marcia Kraft; and third-year evening student Heather Sweatman discussed a variety of topics such as how their paralegal background ...

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