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The Right to Know: Southwestern Law School to host symposium commemorating “Freedom of Information Laws on the Global Stage: Past, Present and Future.”

On Friday, November 4, 2016, Southwestern Law School will host a symposium on "Freedom of Information Laws on the Global Stage: Past, Present and Future." The conference, organized jointly by Southwestern's Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL) and Journal of International Law (JIL), is timed to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Sweden's freedom of information law, the world’s firs ...

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Southwestern to Present First Clinical Conference on Closing the Justice Gap for California’s Youth: Diverse Solutions for Diverse Communities

On Thursday, September 29, Southwestern Law School will present Closing the Justice Gap for California’s Youth: Diverse Solutions for Diverse Communities. This inaugural clinical conference will bring together attorneys, law students, academics and community service providers to discuss issues facing children and youth in the community and strategize innovative ways that lawyers and advocates can help meet ...

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Southwestern Law School Symposium Explores Modern Implications of the Laws of War

Cicero famously said, "inter arma enim silent leges" – Latin for "in times of war, the law falls silent." Yet the media is regularly full of charges of "war crimes" and other violations of the laws of war, highlighting that numerous laws do in fact apply during war. Claims are also heard that such laws inappropriately "tie the hands of soldiers," thus rendering professional armies ineffective against modern ...

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Southwestern to Host a Celebration of Asian Pacific American Women Law Firm Partners in Los Angeles

On Friday, September 16, Southwestern will host the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance of Los Angeles (APAWLA), which will be honoring women law firm partners and celebrate the growing power and influence of all Asian Pacific American women partners in Los Angeles law firms. Among the honorees is Cyndie Chang, the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office of Duane Morris -- the first APA Woman M ...

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Prominent Alumni Tell New Students “The Practice of Law Begins Today”

Before setting foot into a classroom, students entering their first year at Southwestern received an important message from two accomplished alumni: "Your legal careers begin now." Conducting themselves with integrity, civility and intention during law school will have a successful impact on their professional practice. Law school is not only where students learn legal writing, contracts, evidence, torts an ...

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Adjunct Professor Mark Juhas to be Honored by Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center

Judge Mark A. Juhas of the Los Angeles Superior Court, a member of Southwestern’s adjunct faculty since 2006, will be honored by the Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center at the nonprofit organization’s 2016 Stand for Justice Gala. He will receive the “Outstanding Community Service” Award during the event that will be held on September 17, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Judge Juhas teaches Family Law ...

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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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Los Angeles Lawyers Make Music for a Cause

On Saturday, June 18, the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic & Legal Voices will honor legendary songwriter Richard M. Sherman at the 7th Annual Disney Hall Concert Extraordinaire, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting local legal aid efforts. Led by founder-conductor Gary S. Greene, Esq., the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic (LALP) is made up of an orchestra, chorus (Legal Voices) and band (Gary G ...

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Recent Graduates Earn Beverly Hills Bar Foundation Scholarships

Lauren Fierro and Monique Moncayo, who both graduated from Southwestern’s PLEAS program in May, have been awarded scholarships from the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. “I am so grateful to be nominated by my school and receive this scholarship,” Moncayo said. “It's foundations like the BHBF that allow graduates to afford to do good with their law ...

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Class of 2016 Celebrates at Southwestern Law School’s 101st Commencement

Members of the Class of 2016 and their families, friends and faculty gathered at the Shrine Auditorium on May 15 for Southwestern's 101st Commencement Ceremony. The Honorable Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, served as the keynote speaker, and degrees were conferred upon 326 Juris Doctor (J.D.) and 36 Master of Laws (LL.M.) candidates. In her opening remarks, Dean Susan Prager ...

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