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Juan Mendez, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, to deliver inaugural José Siderman Human Rights Lecture at Southwestern Law School

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Southwestern Law School will present the inaugural José Siderman Human Rights Lecture, which will feature speaker Juan Méndez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman Degrading Treatment or Punishment. He will speak on “How International Law Can Eradicate Torture: A Response to Cynics.” In addition to his position at the UN (equivalent to the ...

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Oscar-winning Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Among All-Star Panelists to Speak at Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference presented by Southwestern and the Media Law Resource Center

In the digital age, the ability to reveal private data that could destroy reputations and companies is more sophisticated—and scary— than it has ever been before. Certainly, last year’s massive data hack at Sony exposed just how vulnerable corporations and individuals are to such breaches. The First Amendment gives the press the right to publish private information that may be of public importance, but what ...

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LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell Shares His Views on His First Year in Office

On November 23, Southwestern’s Criminal Law Society hosted a special program featuring an interview with Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. In a wide ranging discussion moderated by Professor John Heilman, Sheriff McDonnell talked about the enormous challenges that the nation’s largest sheriff’s department and second largest policing agency faces, as well as the changes he has worked to implement sin ...

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Southwestern Partners with “Giving Tuesday” to Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

For the third 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 givi ...

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Southwestern Partners with KCCD and Other Korean American Organizations in Community Outreach Event

Southwestern welcomed the Korean Community to an evening reception and tours of the campus during a special event on October 29 co-hosted by the law school and Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD). Guests met faculty, staff, students and alumni of Southwestern and heard from Dean Susan Prager, KCCD President Hyepin Im, attorney Yealee Song ’14, and Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian. In her remarks, ...

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Southwestern to host Annual Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law Symposium

Law students from around Southern California who are interested in Entertainment Law are invited to attend the Annual Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Symposium hosted at Southwestern Law School, and sponsored by the Law School Career Advisors of Southern California. A Los Angeles tradition for over 20 years, the program being held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, features m ...

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Special Event for Korean Community to Be Hosted by Southwestern and Korean Churches for Community Development

Southwestern Law School and Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD* are hosting a Special Reception for the Korean American Community at the Southwestern campus on Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The free event will feature a light dinner reception, brief program and tours of the law school’s historic Bullocks Wilshire Building. “Southwestern takes great pride in being one of the ...

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Two Distinguished Alumni to Be Inducted Into Langston Bar Hall of Fame

The Southwestern Community congratulates distinguished alumni Robert H. McNeill Jr. ’78 and Katie Murph Trotter ’76 who will be inducted into the Langston Bar Association Hall of Fame as 2015 Legends of the Legal Profession. They will be honored on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the LA Hotel Downtown. Langston is the oldest and largest African-American Bar Association in California. The annual Hall of Fame I ...

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Sex Offenses: Lessons from the Front Lines Southwestern Law School Symposium Explores How The Criminal Justice System Deals with Sex Crimes

Rape and sexual assault strike at the heart of a person’s autonomy, causing damage that ripples across society, both in the United States and abroad. Yet the criminal and administrative tools used to react to such crimes are at times blunt and unwieldy, which negatively affects response and prevention mechanisms. On Friday, November 6, Southwestern Law School will present Sex Offenses: Lessons from the Fron ...

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Friedenthal Grant Enables New Southwestern Grad to Provide Legal Services to the Community

As the 2015 recipient of the Valley Community Legal Foundation of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and the Wendy and Elaine Friedenthal Family Law Public Interest Grant, Laura Guerrero ’15, spent the summer working at Neighborhood Legal Services-Los Angeles (NLSLA). Guerrero and Julie Rivera-Coo, her supervisor at NLSLA, describe the impact of the Friedenthal grant from each of their perspectives: La ...

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