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Southwestern Alumna and Trustee Provides Essential Mentoring and Scholarship Funds to Women J.D. and J.D./M.B.A. students

Larraine Segil ’79 had always attended the most prestigious schools when living in South Africa.  But when she and her husband immigrated to the United States, even the outstanding education she received at University of the Witwatersrand did little to prepare her for figuring out how to continue her education and build a career in Los Angeles as a working mother without resources and guidance. In 2009, she ...

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Keeping it Reel: Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Clearing and Distributing Real Content in the Digital Age

The concept of fair use is deceptively simple, and it has perplexed attorneys, creators of expressive works and courts. Obtaining rights and clearances can prove to be a daunting challenge in the social media age. The digital age hasn’t just transformed the way content is distributed; it’s created new platforms to create it. These issues will be explored in depth at Keeping It Reel: Clearing and Distributin ...

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Biederman Institute Honors Exceptional Members of Entertainment Law Community

Southwestern honored three outstanding members of the entertainment law community for their contributions to the entertainment and media industries, the legal profession and legal education at the 2014 Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute Awards Reception. Daniel M. Petrocelli ‘80 received the award for Outstanding Alumnus in Entertainment and Media Law; Jared Jussim was recognized as ...

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Steven P. Byrne ’77 Elected to Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees

Steven P. Byrne ’77, a highly respected expert in property law and finance who has taken on leadership roles in the Southwestern Alumni Association and campus development for many years, has been elected to the Southwestern Board of Trustees. “Steve Byrne brings both invaluable real estate expertise and experience as well as an enduring institutional connection and understanding of the law school,” said Boa ...

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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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