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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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Southwestern Hosts 20th Annual Entertainment Law Career Day

Law students from schools throughout Southern California gathered at Southwestern in February for the 20th Annual Entertainment Law Career Day to learn from and network with industry leaders. Sponsored by the Law School Career Advisors of Southern California, the program included eight panels featuring lawyers and executives from entities ranging from major studios to labor guilds to TMZ. More than 225 law ...

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BLSA Salutes Distinguished Alumnus Hon. Allen Webster ’71

The Hon. Allen J. Webster, Jr. ’71, Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, was presented with the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus Award by Southwestern’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) during the organization’s 3rd Annual Outstanding Alumni Reception held in February. Established by BLSA in 2013, the event is designed “to inspire current students, create networking opportunities, and give much deserved re ...

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Motion Picture and Television Audit Expert Steven Sills ’87 “In Conversation” at Southwestern Law School

Steven Sills '87, Partner and Motion Picture and TV Audit Expert at Green Hasson Janks, 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 discussion on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Southwestern. "Steve Sil ...

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Conference to explore The Global Struggle for Women’s Equality

Inspired by a major movement to end violence against women around the world, on Friday, February 13, Southwestern Law School will present The Global Struggle for Women’s Equality. At this this one-day symposium, leading scholars and activists from across the United States will gather to discuss inequality from the economic, political and international human rights perspectives as well as possible actions to ...

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National Association of Broadcasters President & CEO Gordon Smith ’79 “In Conversation” at Southwestern Law School

Gordon H. Smith ‘79, president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and a former U.S. Senator, 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 Michael Epstein, a member of the Biederman Institute faculty and an expert in media industry and communications ...

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Keeping it Reel: Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Clearing and Distributing Real Content in the Digital Age

The concept of fair use is deceptively simple, and it has perplexed attorneys, creators of expressive works and courts. Obtaining rights and clearances can prove to be a daunting challenge in the social media age. The digital age hasn’t just transformed the way content is distributed; it’s created new platforms to create it. These issues will be explored in depth at Keeping It Reel: Clearing and Distributin ...

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Symposium Held to Honor and Continue the Work of Late Professor, Scholar and Gender Equity Advocate Myrna Raeder

On November 14, Southwestern Law Review honored the late, beloved and prolific Professor Myrna Raeder by presenting the symposium Locking Up Females, Failing to Protect Them, and Punishing Their Children and Families: Can A Human Rights Approach Eliminate Gender Bias That Is Currently Treated as Gender Neutral? Professor Raeder was the consummate criminal justice advocate. Her work was widely cited in law r ...

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