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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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Southwestern to host Annual Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law Symposium

On Saturday, November 12, Southwestern will host the Annual Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Symposium. A Los Angeles tradition for over 20 years, the symposium features practice-specific panels and breakout sessions that will give participants the opportunity to network with industry professionals. Panelists include counsel for major entertainment companies and attorneys from respected law firms ...

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Students Give Back on Service Day at Southwestern

On October 7, Southwestern’s Public Service Program participated in Diversity Week’s Service Day, which gave students the chance to help people in need by volunteering for legal and non-legal projects that assist the Southern California communities. Activities and opportunities to give back were explained at a Service Day Lunch, which was held in the Student Commons. The day included a Justice Bus Trip to S ...

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Southwestern to Honor Outstanding Members of the Entertainment Law Community

As one of the top entertainment law schools in the country, Southwestern will recognize three outstanding attorneys for their contributions to the entertainment and media industries, the legal profession and legal education at the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute Awards Reception. Susan Cleary ’93 will receive the award for Outstanding Alumna in Entertainment and Media Law; Michae ...

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Clinical Conference Explored Ways to Close the Justice Gap

On September 29, Southwestern presented the First Clinical Conference on Closing the Justice Gap for California's Youth: Diverse Solutions for Diverse Communities. This inaugural clinical conference brought 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 ...

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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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