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Class of 2015 Celebrates at Southwestern Law School’s 100th Commencement

A century after the first graduate completed her law degree and became the first female public defender in the country, the members of the Class of 2015 and their families, friends and faculty gathered at the Shrine Auditorium on May 17 for Southwestern's 100th Commencement Ceremony. The milestone occasion was attended by former deans and members of the founder’s family. The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan, Ass ...

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Prominent Environmental Attorney and Charitable Community Leader Peter Duchesneau Joins Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees

Peter Duchesneau '93, a prominent environmental law attorney, philanthropic leader and active Southwestern alumnus, has been elected to Southwestern Law School’s Board of Trustees. As a Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Mr. Duchesneau focuses his practice on environmental law involving litigation, regulatory compliance and business transactions. "Peter Duchesneau brings tremendous insight and p ...

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The Hollywood Reporter Once Again Names Southwestern a Top Entertainment Law School

Since The Hollywood Reporter initiated its "Top Entertainment Law Schools" list in 2012, Southwestern has been included all four years. This year, Southwestern takes the #7 slot in the listing of 12 law schools included in THR’s "Power Lawyers" issue. Also, among the 100 top entertainment attorneys featured were Southwestern alumni John Burke of Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld; Warren Dern of Sloane Offer ...

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Trial Advocacy Honors Program Wins Annual Honors Program Members’ Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program, the 2015 winners of Southwestern's annual Honors Program Members' Challenge for the second year in a row! 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 al ...

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First year law students continue tradition of superb advocacy

One of the most innovative aspects of Southwestern’s curriculum is the way that first-year students learn about legal analysis, writing and advocacy skills across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year’s 1Ls did not disappoint when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwestern's 2015 Intramural Advocacy Competitions, the culminating activity of S ...

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Women’s Law Association Honors Dean Gowri Ramachandran

On April 12, Southwestern’s Women’s Law Association honored Associate Dean Gowri Ramachandran as the WLA 2015 Faculty Member of the Year. The event also honored student members who will graduate in May. During the luncheon, a panel of distinguished speakers spoke about their career trajectories that led to their positions of leadership. This panel included: Hon. Judge Deborah Brazil ’96, former Prosecutor o ...

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Southern California Super Lawyers 2015

Southwestern alumni were prominently listed among the attorneys recognized in the 2015 Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process included independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Those Southern California lawyers w ...

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Conference to Explore Challenges to Online Privacy

Prominent scholars, lawyers and government officials will gather for the Second Annual Online Privacy Conference at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles on April 17, 2015. The conference, presented by Southwestern’s Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute, will explore a spectrum of privacy issues ranging from big data, to government surveillance, to privacy rights of celebrities. Panels ...

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Scenes from Steven Sills ’87 “In Conversation” at Southwestern Law School

Scenes from the recent "A Conversation With..." series with Steven Sills '87, Partner and Motion Picture and TV Audit Expert at Green, Hasson and Janks. To view more photos from this event, visit Southwestern's Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/swlaw/sets/72157651053042910/ This event is now available for viewing on Southwestern's Livestream page: http://new.livestream.com/SouthwesternLawSchool/ste ...

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SOUTHWESTERN TRAILBLAZERS

Did you know that the Hon. Shala Sabet ’85 of the San Bernardino County Superior Court was the first Iranian appointed as a judge in California when Governor Pete Wilson named her to the bench in 1993? Judge Sabet is featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Judicial Profile this week. Read more about Judge Sabet here (opens in a new window). ...

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