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Southwestern Partners with “Giving Tuesday” to Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

For the second year, Southwestern has joined the national movement and become a proud partner of Giving Tuesday, coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday season. This day of giving is meant to harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals - and transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giv ...

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Southwestern Alumnus Wins Prestigious Award From Federal Bar Foundation

On October 2, Southwestern alumnus Steven Lundberg ’13, an attorney with Kraft Law Offices, received the Judge Barry Russell Federal Practice Award presented by the Federal Bar Foundation. Every year, the Los Angeles chapter of the Federal Bar Association presents the award to a student from each of the five Los Angeles-area ABA approved law schools to honor their achievement in federal courts or practice c ...

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Southwestern Law School to Honor Outstanding Members of the Entertainment Law Community

Daniel M. Petrocelli ‘80, Jared Jussim and the late Ed Hookstratten ‘57 to receive awards at the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment Media Law Institute Awards Reception As one of the top entertainment law schools in the country, Southwestern will recognize three outstanding attorneys for their contributions to the entertainment and media industries, the legal profession and legal education at the Donald E. B ...

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Recent JD/MBA Graduates Share their Perspectives on the Concurrent Degree Program

Recent JD/MBA graduates share their perspectives on the concurrent degree program offered by Southwestern and The Drucker Graduate School of Management. According to Shafiel Karim, SCALE JD/MBA ’13, “Both schools taught me to think deeply about a problem and defend a particular conclusion or course of action with well-reasoned analysis. Both skills are essential to effective lawyering and management.” Read ...

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Business and Community Leader Lauren Leichtman ’77 Creates Historic Scholarship Fund at Southwestern Law School

Southwestern trustee Lauren B. Leichtman '77, and her husband, Arthur E. Levine, co-founders of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), have established the Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Family Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund at Southwestern with a pledge of $1 million. The new fund will provide financial assistance for outstanding students with a demonstrated interest in business, financ ...

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Alumni Q&A with Bruce Tollner ’91

Q: What inspired you to become a sports agent? Was it your background as a student athlete in high school and college? A: I did enjoy playing sports in high school and at USC, but I think it was more being around my father during his years coaching football in college and in the National Football League. I wanted to guide young people throughout their career on and off the field. Q: After working for the Bu ...

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Alumni Q&A with Robert McNeill ’79

Q: How did your experience with Dr. Martin Luther King in the '60s impact your desire to pursue a career in the law? A: He inspired me to focus on rights. He taught me the importance of insisting on one’s rights. That stayed with me and influenced me to study law after I graduated. He was a very important influence on me. I was also impressed by how articulate he was, and how he explained things so that you ...

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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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Ten 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 ten members of Southwestern's Class of 2014 for its Fellowship program. Graduates Ursula Aguiar, Brittan Cortney, Arya Djafroudi, Arsine Grigoryan, Normandy Kidd, Negin Mostadim, Vivian Rivera, Andrew Steinberg, Dustin Thordarson and Marcus Williams will spend three months working for a d ...

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