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Commencement 2016 Student Speaker and Singer Selected

At Southwestern's 101st Commencement Ceremony on May 15 at the Shrine Auditorium, Damaris Santamaria will deliver the student commencement address, and Amanda Brooksbank will sing the national anthem. They are both members of the SCALE class. Santamaria, who would like to pursue a career in public interest law, hopes to become a public defender. She has worked for the ACLU in the past and would also like to ...

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Southwestern Students Honored for Public Service Contributions at Annual Lunch

Public interest is a central component of Southwestern’s curriculum and philosophy, and students are encouraged to participate in public service through a wide range of programs and individual pursuits. On April 18, Southwestern students and faculty gathered at the Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon to salute all the students who have collectively volunteered thousands of hours over the past year to prov ...

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Strong advocacy skills help first-year LAWS students excel in Intramural Competitions

Since 2009, Southwestern has offered a unique, three-track Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS) curriculum for students. It is especially thrilling to watch first-year students display their newly-cultivated abilities across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year's 1Ls continued to wow judges when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwester ...

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Southwestern Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the U.S. District Court’s Central District

On March 18, 2016 Southwestern Law School and the Southwestern Journal of International Law hosted a symposium. The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1966-2016: International Context studied some of the Court’s key international contributions on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the present design of California’s federal courts. The opening remarks, presentations and panels w ...

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Women’s Law Association Honors Alumnae at Annual Tea & Luncheon

On Sunday, April 3, Southwestern’s Women’s Law Association (WLA) hosted its Annual Spring Tea & Luncheon, to honor two prominent Southwestern alumnae with the “Woman of the Year” and “Lifetime Achievement” awards, and to present a practitioner panel. The program featured a discussion on “Women in Law: The Unbeaten Path” with panelists Nicole Abboud ’11 who has a solo practice in fashion and apparel law; ...

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New Music Attorneys Share Career Stories and Tips

Brandon Intelligator and Jessie Winkler graduated from Southwestern in 2015. And they both quickly landed jobs as music attorneys: Intelligator works at the Law Offices of David A. Helfant and Winkler is with LaPolt Law, PC. On March 31, the Music Law Society presented a panel in which these two new attorneys talked about why they wanted to go into music law, how they landed jobs so quickly, and what it is ...

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Justice Ming Chin of the California Supreme Court to Speak at Southwestern Law School Commencement Ceremony

The Honorable Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, will deliver the keynote address at Southwestern's 101st Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. An accomplished jurist, scholar, practitioner and decorated war veteran, Justice Chin has served in the legal profession for over 45 years, including nearly three decades on the bench. ...

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Southwestern Launches ‘Big Interview’ Series with Author and Legal Scholar Jeremy Geltzer ‘04

On March 14, Southwestern’s Media Law Forum premiered its Big Interview series with special guest Jeremy Geltzer ‘04, a scholar-practitioner and the author of multiple books, including Dirty Words and Filthy Pictures: Film and the First Amendment. “Jeremy Geltzer was the perfect guest for the launch of the Media Law Forum’s new Big Interview series here at Southwestern,” said Professor Michael Epstein, who ...

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Alumni and friends celebrate and Support Southwestern’s Inaugural Summer Abroad Program in Armenia

February 17 was a dark and stormy night in Pasadena. Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian worried that the weather would keep people away. But she was pleased to see a crowded room at the reception to celebrate Southwestern Law School’s Inaugural Summer Abroad Program in Armenia. "I could not be more delighted with the turnout of Southwestern alumni and friends," Dean Gharakhanian said. "The room was packed, and p ...

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Symposium Commemorates 50 Years of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Sixteen sitting and former judges of the Federal District Court and the Court of Appeals will be speaking at Southwestern Law School on Friday, March 18, 2016 together with professors and practitioners to analyze the international work of the Central District. The one day symposium will cover the international aspects of cases of the past fifty years such as the murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena a ...

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