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BLSA Teams Excel at National Competition

At the 49th Annual National Black Law Students Association convention held March 7 to 12 in Houston, Texas, two teams representing Southwestern performed very well. Venessa Simpson and Jasmine Ortega competed in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. They were one of 12 competing teams to win the Excellence in Leadership award by the US Marines Corps JAG for their demonstrated teamwork during the co ...

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Moot Court Team Wins Best Advocate, Reaches Semi-Finals

At the Bryant-Moore Moot Court Competition held the first weekend of March at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Southwestern’s team of Harmony Anderson, Reneh Sepanosian and Sherron Wiggins performed very well, finishing the competition as semi-finalists. Additionally, Wiggins was named best advocate. Ten schools competed at the event, but the names of the participating teams were kept an ...

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Southwestern Triumphs at ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

Last weekend, Southwestern’s Negotiation Honors Program sent two teams to the regional round of ABA Representation in Mediation competition in Seattle. Out of 16 competing teams, Southwestern dominated. After day one of competition, three teams tied for first place, and two of the three teams were from Southwestern.  After applying the tie-breaking procedures, Joe Nuñez and Nico Mamone advanced to the final ...

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On Shifting Sands: Immigration Under the New Administration

The panel discussion, “On Shifting Sands: Immigration under the New Administration” assembled on Tuesday evening at Southwestern to examine the fast-changing landscape of immigration policy under the Trump Administration. The panelists wasted little time in diving headlong into matters of considerable substance and urgency, but as the discussion began, Ameena Mirza Qazi, Executive Director of the National L ...

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Moot Court Team Wins Best Brief

At the 22nd Annual Tulane Law School Mardi Gras Invitational National Sports Law Moot Court Competition held on February 21 to 24, Southwestern’s team of Matilda Barseghian, Mikaela Cox and Rita Dilorenzo won First Place Brief out of 25 participating teams. Alumnus Oliver Vasquez ’00 coached the team. The competitors explained that the biggest challenge was finding time to prepare for the competition, which ...

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Southwestern Team Reaches semi-finals at TAHP Competition

In February at the regional round of the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition, Southwestern’s team of Rochelle Higgins, Michelle Lewis, and Tiara Simmons performed very well, defeating teams from Cal Western and the University of Hawaii to reach the semi-final round of the competition. Ultimately, the team placed 4th out of 28 teams in the region. “TAHP is an extraordinary program— the ...

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Southwestern Law School to Honor Prominent Alumni and Friends at Annual Awards Event

On Thursday, March 9, the Southwestern Alumni Association will honor distinguished members of the Southwestern Law School community at the 28th Annual Alumni Awards Gala. This year’s reception will be held at the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion featuring Endeavour and recognize seven individuals, as well as a law firm, for making a difference at Southwestern and within the legal community ...

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Southwestern receives grant for student wellness initiatives

The national Mindfulness in Law Society (MILS) and Southwestern have received a generous grant from the Lenz Foundation and are partnering on innovative student wellness initiatives both at Southwestern and nationally. MILS seeks to improve the mental health and well-being of lawyers, law students, faculty, judges, and others in the legal profession across the nation by building a community of like-minded p ...

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Southwestern Law School and the Media Law Resource Center Present 14th Annual Conference

As the digital age makes it easier than ever for anyone to generate original and derivative works while expanding the reach of such creations, how do artists protect their intellectual property? How do producers set up strategic distribution deals with international markets and deal with censorship and other adaptations that may need to be considered? How does the entertainment industry keep pace with the i ...

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

For the fourth 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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