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Summer Law Institute in Guanajuato Celebrates 25 Years

The Summer Law Institute in Guanajuato, Mexico - a consortium of the law schools compromised of Southwestern, University of Guanjuato, University of New Mexico and Texas Tech University - marked its 25th anniversary in June 2014. According to Professor Beth Caldwell, who taught at the Summer Law Institute this summer, the program provides a tremendous experience for students and faculty alike. "It was a won ...

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New Issue of JIMEL Features an Especially Diverse Set of Articles

Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL), published in conjunction with the American Bar Association's Forums on Communications Law and the Entertainment and Sports Industries, is now available. According to Professor Michael Epstein, the Journal's Supervising Editor, the media and entertainment articles selected for this issue are especially diverse. "The topics ...

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Justice’s Ruling in Supreme Court Case Tracks Main Points of Southwestern Student’s Amicus Brief

The Supreme Court has ruled that cell phones can't be searched without a warrant, an argument that recent graduate Anna Aran '14 also made in her amicus brief filed for the case of United States v. Wurie as part of our Amicus Project. "They did not cite our brief, but Justice Robert's opinion tracks our main points," said Aran, who wrote the brief with the assistance of Professor Norman Garland and Professo ...

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Southwestern Practicum Students Win Two Appellate Cases

Students participating in Southwestern's Appellate Litigation Practicum completed a very successful year, winning both of the cases they argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In April, the court granted Southwestern's client's petition for review and remanded it to the Board of Immigration Appeals with instructions to vacate the order removing him from the United States. Professor Gowri Ramachan ...

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First Southwestern Student Completes Public Policy Certificate Through RAND Partnership

Rebecca Ann Simon, who will graduate from Southwestern this month, became the first student from the law school to earn a Certificate in Public Policy through the Southwestern/Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS) partnership. A special reception to mark the occasion was held on April 21 at the RAND campus in Santa Monica. "Southwestern's partnership with PRGS provides a tremendous opportunity for our students ...

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Student Files Amicus Brief in SCOTUS Case Regarding Search and Seizure of a Mobile Phone

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in U.S. v. Wurie today - a case involving the search and seizure of a mobile phone. Third-year day student Anna Aran wrote an amicus brief on behalf of Respondent Wurie as part of the Amicus Project Practicum, under the supervision of Professors Norman Garland and Michael Epstein. In her brief filed last week, Ms. Aran crafted a unique argument in this case, o ...

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Southwestern Takes First Place, Best Respondent’s Brief and Best Oralist at National Moot Court Competition

Out of 25 teams from 16 law schools nationwide, Southwestern dominated in the fourth annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition at Elon University School of Law in North Carolina. Southwestern's Moot Court team of David Jones, Jessica Nadler and Candace Rodriguez not only won First Place, but the team also won Best Brief Award for the Respondent's Brief and Rodriguez was named Best Ora ...

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Southwestern Student Andrew Pletcher Helps Professors File Amicus Brief in Major U.S. Supreme Court Case

As part of Southwestern's Amicus Project, third-year day student Andrew Pletcher, under the supervision of Professors Warren Grimes and Michael Epstein, has written an amicus brief that was filed last week with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the respondent in American Broadcasting Company et al v. Aereo. The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments for this case, which can affect the way people wa ...

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´╗┐First-year Students Wow Judges in Annual LAWS Competitions

The Hon. Robert J. Cordy of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, one of five bench judges to preside over the final round of Southwestern's Intramural Moot Court Competition, has judged these at many different law schools. But after hearing Southwestern's oralists argue, Justice Cordy said, "I can sum up this experience in one word: wow!" In what has become a consistent tradition of excellence, judges commended ...

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Southwestern Hosts the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews

In March, law review and law journal editors from around the country gathered in Los Angeles to collaborate and discuss issues connected with student-edited publications at the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews (NCLR), hosted by Southwestern. Approximately 250 student editors from 85 law schools representing over 100 different journals attended the event, which focused on "Keeping the Law Relev ...

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