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Alumni Honored at Family Law Event

On June 4, the Southwestern Alumni Association presented the second annual Signing on the Dotted Line: A Family Law MCLE Event & Award Ceremony. Chaired by Patrick Baghdaserians '07, the program featured prominent panels of experts from the bench and bar discussing best strategies in family law for business valuation, discovery and witness preparation. During the lunchtime presentation, Neal Raymond Her ...

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Strong advocacy skills help first-year LAWS students excel in Intramural Competitions

Since 2009, Southwestern has offered a unique, three-track Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS) curriculum for students. It is especially thrilling to watch first-year students display their newly-cultivated abilities across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year's 1Ls continued to wow judges when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwester ...

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Southwestern Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the U.S. District Court’s Central District

On March 18, 2016 Southwestern Law School and the Southwestern Journal of International Law hosted a symposium. The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1966-2016: International Context studied some of the Court’s key international contributions on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the present design of California’s federal courts. The opening remarks, presentations and panels w ...

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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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Symposium Commemorates 50 Years of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Sixteen sitting and former judges of the Federal District Court and the Court of Appeals will be speaking at Southwestern Law School on Friday, March 18, 2016 together with professors and practitioners to analyze the international work of the Central District. The one day symposium will cover the international aspects of cases of the past fifty years such as the murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena a ...

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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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