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Southwestern to present international exhibit “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich”

Two formal presentations at Southwestern will explore the failure of the rule of law in Nazi Germany in conjunction with the exhibit In 1933 Germany, a decree was issued to deny Jewish judges and lawyers access to the courts, jettisoning individual rights and the rule of law during the Nazi era. In 2000, the German Federal Bar created a traveling exhibit, "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany U ...

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Renowned Sports Agent Arn Tellem “In Conversation” at Southwestern

Arn Tellem, widely recognized as one of the most influential and respected sports agents in the world, will be the next guest for Southwestern's "A Conversation With..." series, presented by the Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, will conduct the discussion on Wednesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Southwestern. Mr. Tellem is Vice Chairman ...

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Southwestern Graduates Inspired by a Myriad of Speakers

During Southwestern's 99th Commencement Ceremony held on May 18 at the Shrine Auditorium, the graduates and their family members and guests were treated to a series of inspiring speeches by Dean Susan Westerberg Prager, graduating evening student Jahmy Graham and Hon. Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice for the Supreme Court of California. During the ceremony, degrees were conferred on 310 J.D. and 25 LL.M. grad ...

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Southwestern Honors Four at Annual Awards Reception

Four distinguished members of the Southwestern community were honored at the law school's 26th Awards Recognition Reception, Silent Auction and Reunion: Steven P. Byrne '77 as Alumnus of the Year, Hon. Sandra L. Margulies '77 as Outstanding Judicial Officer, Dean Austen L. Parrish as Outstanding Friend, and the special presentation of an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree to Jana Waring Greer. Photos from the e ...

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Southwestern Celebrates Successful Siderman Fellowship Collaboration

On May 1, a special commemoration event marking the 5th Anniversary of Southwestern's Jose Siderman-Fulbright Human Rights Fellowship was held at the law school campus. The unique fellowship program provides an Argentine human rights lawyer the opportunity to study at Southwestern for one year and earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in in Civil Liberties and Human Rights or Advocacy. Jose Siderman, a succe ...

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Dean Emeritus Bryant Garth to Receive Honorary Degree

The Southwestern Board of Trustees will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Dean Emeritus Bryant G. Garth at the law school's 99th Commencement Ceremony on May 18, 2014. Dean Garth is one of the most prominent international scholars on the legal profession, dispute resolution, globalization and the rule of law. He was appointed as Southwestern's tenth dean in 2005 after many years as the Director of ...

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Grammy and Oscar Winning Composer, Lyricist Paul Williams “In Conversation” at Southwestern

Paul Williams, one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world today, will be the next guest for the "Conversation With..." series, presented by Southwestern's Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, and Professor Jay Gendron will conduct the discussion on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Southwestern. A lyricist and c ...

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Southwestern Hosts the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews

In March, law review and law journal editors from around the country gathered in Los Angeles to collaborate and discuss issues connected with student-edited publications at the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews (NCLR), hosted by Southwestern. Approximately 250 student editors from 85 law schools representing over 100 different journals attended the event, which focused on "Keeping the Law Relev ...

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Looking at Both Sides of Net Neutrality Through a Lively Debate

The Media Law Forum, in association with the Entertainment Law Society, Intellectual Property Law Society and Law Commentator, presented a 'Net Neutrality Forum' for an enthusiastic audience of students, faculty and staff. Second-year students Carly Hill and Jordan Stern debated against third-year students Addison Martinez and Cristian Reyes on this hot button issue surrounding internet data access and usag ...

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Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Law Retreat a Success at Southwestern

On March 21 and 22, Southwestern hosted the 16th Annual Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat. This two-day event served as a forum for practitioners, students and academics to discuss today's challenges to social justice lawyering. Professor Laura Cohen, Director of Southwestern's Street Law Clinic and Community Outreach, said it was an honor to host and plan the retreat. "This year, our ...

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