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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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Negotiation Team Takes Second Place at National Competition

After winning the regional round of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition in March, Southwestern’s team of Amanda Figueroa and Chris White performed exceptionally well at the National Competition held in April in Seattle, taking Second Place. Eight teams (out of the total of 96 original participating teams) that had won their respective regional competitions attended the Nationals. During the prel ...

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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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Commencement Speaker and Singer Selected

At Southwestern's 100th Commencement Ceremony on May 17 at the Shrine Auditorium, part-time evening student Mark Talise will deliver the student commencement address and SCALE student Laura Guerrero will sing the national anthem. Mark Talise, Commencement Speaker Mark Talise is Editor-in-Chief of the Southwestern Law Review. He also works as a law clerk for Bleau Fox, APLC. Prior to law school, he was a cla ...

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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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California Supreme Court Justice Carol Corrigan to Speak at Southwestern Law School Commencement

The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, will deliver the keynote address at Southwestern Law School’s 100th Commencement Ceremony on May 17, 2015 at the Shrine Auditorium. During her long and distinguished career in the law, Justice Corrigan has devoted 40 years to public service, including 28 years on the bench. She has served on the state Supreme Court since 200 ...

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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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