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SPOTLIGHT ON ADJUNCT FACULTY: Q&A with Adjunct Professor Peter M. Williamson ’79

Course: Tort Litigation Practice, SCALE Q: Over the 34 years you’ve been practicing law, what kind of cases best enhanced and honed your litigation skills? A: I don’t know that any specific thing has honed my litigation skills. Being in the court room does it. All of my trials have enhanced my knowledge base. I can’t pinpoint one thing. It’s the culmination of years of experience in a litigation practice th ...

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New LAWS and Academic Success Faculty Appointed

With the commencement of the 2015-2016 academic year, Southwestern welcomes two new faculty members. Kathryn Falk Fehrman has been appointed as Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills. Tracy L. Sanders has been appointed as an Academic Success Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law in the Academic Success and Bar-Related Programs office. They both bring exceptional academic and prof ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON ADJUNCT FACULTY: Q&A with Adjunct Professor Jeffrey Lenkov, Partner, Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP

Course: Sports Law Q: Who are some of the high profile athletes, sports announcers and sports teams you have represented? A: Generally, with regard to specific athletes, I keep my client list confidential. I can say that I have represented organizations as well as specific athletes and personnel that includes the Lakers, Clippers, LA Kings and National Football League, Major League Baseball and Major League ...

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Professor Cameron Elected Vice Chair of LA’s Employee Relations Board

Professor Christopher Cameron has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Los Angeles Employee Relations Board (LAERB), one of the city's most important commissions. As Vice Chair, Professor Cameron is one of five commissioners having jurisdiction to manage labor disputes affecting some 48,000 employees working in 60 separate bargaining units of the nation’s second-largest city. "It is an honor to accept ...

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Street Law and ACC Southern California receives 2015 Pinnacle Award

At a ceremony held at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on July 17, Southwestern’s Street Law Clinic Director Laura Dym Cohen joined  the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Southern California Chapter as they were honored by the National Bar Association with the 2015 Pinnacle Award for Collaboration. The Pinnacle Awards were created to honor the achievement of corporate counsel in endeavors including imp ...

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Southwestern hosts launch celebration for innovative legal incubator consortium with UCLA and Pepperdine

Southwestern hosted the Launch Celebration for the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC) to introduce the 10 lawyers selected for the inaugural class of the program. Designed to help new attorneys develop effective solo practices while serving modest means clients, LAIC is a partnership made up of Southwestern, Pepperdine and UCLA law schools; five local legal aid organizations; and the Los Angeles County ...

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New Issue of Entertainment Journal Explores Hot Topic of Drones

Volume 5, Issue 2 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL) has been published and is devoted entirely to the law and regulation surrounding the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) by entertainment and media entities. The issue contains articles written as a result of the 2014 Drone Symposium Conference, “Using Drones in the News and Entertainment Industries: Legal and ...

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Southwestern Faculty in the News

Several Southwestern faculty have published op eds or provided commentary on a variety of legal issues for local, national and international news outlets in recent weeks. Among them: > In the Chicago Tribune story, “Suburban woman pushes for change to sex offender law,” Vice Dean Catherine Carpenter is quoted about the possible implications of broadening judges’ discretionary authority related to sex off ...

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Korean Connections at Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School has a longstanding and historic commitment to diversity. Located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, the institution is proudly growing stronger ties with the Korean and Korean-American communities by forging both local and international alliances. This Spring, Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian spent 10 days in Seoul, including participation in an EducationUSA event, a program under ...

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Class of 2015 Celebrates at Southwestern Law School’s 100th Commencement

A century after the first graduate completed her law degree and became the first female public defender in the country, the members of the Class of 2015 and their families, friends and faculty gathered at the Shrine Auditorium on May 17 for Southwestern's 100th Commencement Ceremony. The milestone occasion was attended by former deans and members of the founder’s family. The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan, Ass ...

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