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A Glimpse Back In Time: 1925 Commencement Speech

As valedictorian of the Southwestern Class of 1925, Ivan Miller described commencement as a bittersweet moment, and exploded the myth of the strict and demanding law professors of that era, exclaiming, "No one occupies a higher place in our regard or a more lasting niche in our memory than the professors who worked so unselfishly to prepare us for our chosen profession." Miller, a former telegraph operator ...

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Maria Palomares ’09 Earns Prestigious Award from Western Center on Law & Poverty

On June 25, Southwestern alumna Maria Palomares '09 was honored as the 2014 Fair Shake Rock Star by the Western Center on Law & Poverty for her work as a civil rights advocate. Palomares is a Housing and Consumer Law Attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. In her position, she works to preserve affordable housing, and fight housing discrimination based on race, language barriers ...

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Seven Southwestern Graduates Awarded ABOTA Fellowships

Reposted from www.swlaw-alumni.org The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has selected seven members of Southwestern's Class of 2014 for its Fellowship program. Graduates Brittan Cortney, Arsine Grigoryan, Normandy Kidd, Negin Mostadim, Vivian Rivera, Andrew Steinberg and Marcus Williams will spend three months working for a defense firm, a plaintiffs firm and a Superior Co ...

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Alumni in the Media

Alum Bruce Tollner '91 and his cousin Ryan, partners in Rep1 Sports, are featured in the Sports Illustrated's article "An inside look at how two agents guided clients throughout NFL Draft," which will appear in the magazine's May 19 issue. "By allowing SI to tag along during the three days of the draft, the Tollners provided a front-row-seat view of the agency's finest hour," the articles states. It also go ...

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Southwestern Honors Four at Annual Awards Reception

Four distinguished members of the Southwestern community were honored at the law school's 26th Awards Recognition Reception, Silent Auction and Reunion: Steven P. Byrne '77 as Alumnus of the Year, Hon. Sandra L. Margulies '77 as Outstanding Judicial Officer, Dean Austen L. Parrish as Outstanding Friend, and the special presentation of an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree to Jana Waring Greer. Photos from the e ...

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Southwestern Torch Bearers Keep it in the Family

Joy Kraft Miles left a career as a teacher to attend law school. She had good reason to be confident in her ability to succeed. "My mother went to Southwestern with four children living in the house when I was a teenager," she said. "I figured if she could do it 25 years ago, then I could start a new career pathway with a toddler." Marcia Kraft '91 advised her daughter to study hard and be patient with the ...

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Trial Advocacy Honors Program Wins Annual Honors Program Members’ Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program (TAHP), the 2014 winners of Southwestern's annual Honors Program Members' Challenge. The challenge is designed to help Southwestern reconnect specifically with those alumni who participated in Law Review, Law Journal, Moot Court or the Trial Advocacy Honors Program from the class of 1995 to the most recent class. It also gives alumni the op ...

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Trustee Jana Greer to Receive Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

During Southwestern's 26th Annual Awards Recognition Reception, the Southwestern Board of Trustees will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Jana Waring Greer, a member of the board for more than 25 years. Ms. Greer has played a key role in the development of Southwestern as a dedicated trustee and generous benefactor. Her affiliation with the law school began in 1987 when she was named to the Board ...

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Southwestern to Honor Prominent Alumni and Friends at Annual Awards Event

On Thursday, April 24, the Southwestern Alumni Association will honor three distinguished members of the Southwestern community at the 26th Annual Awards Recognition Reception and Auction: Steven P. Byrne '77 of Byrne & Associates as "Alumnus of the Year" Hon. Sandra L. Margulies '77, California Court of Appeals, First Appellate District, as "Outstanding Judicial Officer" Austen L. Parrish, Dean and Jam ...

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Alumni Share How Clinical and Experiential Opportunities Shaped Their Career Paths

Judge Amy Pellman moderated a panel on "Legal Clinics and Experiential Courses: Helping to Prepare Tomorrow's Lawyers" yesterday evening, presented by Southwestern's Clinical Program. Alumni panelists (pictured, left to right) Maria Guiza-Palomares '09, Robert Glassman '09 Leah Cohen-Mays '10 and Liza Davis '12 discussed their own experiences in clinical and experiential programs during law school. Prompted ...

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