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Oscar-winning Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Among All-Star Panelists to Speak at Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference presented by Southwestern and the Media Law Resource Center

In the digital age, the ability to reveal private data that could destroy reputations and companies is more sophisticated—and scary— than it has ever been before. Certainly, last year’s massive data hack at Sony exposed just how vulnerable corporations and individuals are to such breaches. The First Amendment gives the press the right to publish private information that may be of public importance, but what ...

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Southwestern Partners with KCCD and Other Korean American Organizations in Community Outreach Event

Southwestern welcomed the Korean Community to an evening reception and tours of the campus during a special event on October 29 co-hosted by the law school and Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD). Guests met faculty, staff, students and alumni of Southwestern and heard from Dean Susan Prager, KCCD President Hyepin Im, attorney Yealee Song ’14, and Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian. In her remarks, ...

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Southwestern to host Annual Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law Symposium

Law students from around Southern California who are interested in Entertainment Law are invited to attend the Annual Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Symposium hosted at Southwestern Law School, and sponsored by the Law School Career Advisors of Southern California. A Los Angeles tradition for over 20 years, the program being held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, features m ...

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Special Event for Korean Community to Be Hosted by Southwestern and Korean Churches for Community Development

Southwestern Law School and Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD* are hosting a Special Reception for the Korean American Community at the Southwestern campus on Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The free event will feature a light dinner reception, brief program and tours of the law school’s historic Bullocks Wilshire Building. “Southwestern takes great pride in being one of the ...

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Sex Offenses: Lessons from the Front Lines Southwestern Law School Symposium Explores How The Criminal Justice System Deals with Sex Crimes

Rape and sexual assault strike at the heart of a person’s autonomy, causing damage that ripples across society, both in the United States and abroad. Yet the criminal and administrative tools used to react to such crimes are at times blunt and unwieldy, which negatively affects response and prevention mechanisms. On Friday, November 6, Southwestern Law School will present Sex Offenses: Lessons from the Fron ...

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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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Southwestern Students Recognized for Contributions to Public Service

At the Sixth Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon at Southwestern, six graduating students were recognized for their dedication to serving those in need. Karina Godoy received the George and Katrina Woolverton Public Service Award.  Additionally, Public Interest Law Service Awards were bestowed upon five recipients, including:  Esther Chan, Alexander Gamez, Angelic Malia Ho, Andrés Holguin-Flores (with Dis ...

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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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Dean Marks, Motion Picture Association of America’s Chief of Global Content Protection, “In Conversation” at Southwestern Law School

Dean Marks, Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief of Global Content Protection at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) will be the next guest for Southwestern Law School’s “A Conversation with….” series, presented by Southwestern’s Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, will conduct the discussio ...

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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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