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Southwestern Law Review Wins Annual Honors Program Members’ Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Southwestern Law Review, the 2016 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 opportunity to ...

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A Leader in Entertainment Law

Southwestern continues to be recognized as a top school for entertainment law by the entertainment media such as The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. Since 2012, when The Hollywood Reporter initiated its annual Top Entertainment Law Schools list, Southwestern has been included all five years. This year, Southwestern is #6 on the list, which is featured in THR’s 2016 "Power Lawyers" issue. Originally in 201 ...

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Southwestern Alumna Receives Two Prestigious Criminal Defense Practice Awards

Steffeny Holtz ’94 is the 2016 recipient of the Criminal Courts Bar Association’s Jerry Giesler Memorial Award and the Los Angeles County Bar Association Defense Attorney of the Year. She will receive the Jerry Giesler Memorial Award on April 23 and the LACBA Criminal Justice Award on May 11. “This is very unexpected and humbling, and I’m very grateful to be recognized,” said Ms. Holtz, who has been a solo ...

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Southwestern and the “Trial of the Century”

FX Network’s “American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson” recently concluded its 10-episode run and sparked a renewed interest in the case of the football star who was tried and acquitted in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Those who watched the limited series’ finale may have noticed that in the where-are-they-now freeze frames of the key players, prosecu ...

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Women’s Law Association Honors Alumnae at Annual Tea & Luncheon

On Sunday, April 3, Southwestern’s Women’s Law Association (WLA) hosted its Annual Spring Tea & Luncheon, to honor two prominent Southwestern alumnae with the “Woman of the Year” and “Lifetime Achievement” awards, and to present a practitioner panel. The program featured a discussion on “Women in Law: The Unbeaten Path” with panelists Nicole Abboud ’11 who has a solo practice in fashion and apparel law; ...

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Alumni Q&A with Patricia Gruen ’01

Q: What motivated you to pursue a legal education? A: I wanted to help people. I originally thought I would do this by practicing environmental law, but I ended up serving our country and focusing on criminal law. Q: How did you decide to earn your JD degree at Southwestern? A: Southwestern had the PLEAS program. I wanted to go to a school that was in the Los Angeles area and that had a program more compati ...

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New Music Attorneys Share Career Stories and Tips

Brandon Intelligator and Jessie Winkler graduated from Southwestern in 2015. And they both quickly landed jobs as music attorneys: Intelligator works at the Law Offices of David A. Helfant and Winkler is with LaPolt Law, PC. On March 31, the Music Law Society presented a panel in which these two new attorneys talked about why they wanted to go into music law, how they landed jobs so quickly, and what it is ...

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Vice Dean Carpenter and Professors Heilman and Segil Receive 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards from Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School is pleased to announce that Vice Dean Catherine Carpenter, Professor John Heilman, and Professor Larraine Segil have been selected to receive the law school's 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards. Dean Susan Prager said, "Southwestern’s faculty has a longstanding commitment to excellence, and it is satisfying to see these honors going to professors who embody the kind of commitment to ...

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Southwestern Launches ‘Big Interview’ Series with Author and Legal Scholar Jeremy Geltzer ‘04

On March 14, Southwestern’s Media Law Forum premiered its Big Interview series with special guest Jeremy Geltzer ‘04, a scholar-practitioner and the author of multiple books, including Dirty Words and Filthy Pictures: Film and the First Amendment. “Jeremy Geltzer was the perfect guest for the launch of the Media Law Forum’s new Big Interview series here at Southwestern,” said Professor Michael Epstein, who ...

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JD/MBA Students to Represent Drucker at Regional Mergers and Acquisitions Competition

Recent Southwestern graduate Phillip Leathers '15 and current student Joshua Maldonado '16, who are enrolled in the Southwestern-Drucker JD/MBA program, were part of a five-member team that won the intramural round of the ACG Cup Competition held at the Drucker Graduate School of Management. This mergers and acquisitions competition is hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).  Teams first compe ...

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