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A Leader in Entertainment Law

Southwestern continues to be recognized as a top school for entertainment law by the entertainment media such as The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. Since 2012, when The Hollywood Reporter initiated its annual Top Entertainment Law Schools list, Southwestern has been included all five years. This year, Southwestern is #6 on the list, which is featured in THR’s 2016 "Power Lawyers" issue. Originally in 201 ...

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Faculty in the Media

Southwestern faculty regularly contribute their expertise on a wide range of cutting edge legal issues for print, broadcast and online news sources. Among our professors featured recently were: > Professor Beth Caldwell, who explains how community-based interventions are far more effective than incarceration for youths, in her Op-Ed article, “Probation Camp Alternatives Work Better for Teens,” that was r ...

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Vice Dean Carpenter and Professors Heilman and Segil Receive 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards from Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School is pleased to announce that Vice Dean Catherine Carpenter, Professor John Heilman, and Professor Larraine Segil have been selected to receive the law school's 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards. Dean Susan Prager said, "Southwestern’s faculty has a longstanding commitment to excellence, and it is satisfying to see these honors going to professors who embody the kind of commitment to ...

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Prof. Strader’s article on insider trading to be featured in Securities Law Review

Professor Kelly Strader’s article “(Re)Conceptualizing Insider Trading: United States v. Newman and the Intent to Defraud,” (80 BROOKLYN LAW REVIEW 4 (2015)), has been selected by Professor Donald Langevoort of Georgetown University Law Center as one of the top securities law articles for 2015 and will be published in the book, The Securities Law Review (West). Professor Strader also has been invited to pre ...

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Faculty in the News

Several media outlets, from the Huffington Post to the Los Angeles Times, recently sought the expert commentary of Southwestern professors regarding criminal law issues in the news: Professor John Heilman commented on the difficulties some victims of sexual assault often face in the courtroom in the Vox.com article, “What Kesha's unbreakable contract says about how courts approach rape cases” http://www.vox ...

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New Intersession Course Explores How to Legally Protect the Elderly

During the first week of January, Southwestern Law School offered a unique, new intersession course, Medical/Legal Aspects of Older Adults - Capacity, Undue Influence, and Abuse, which focused on critical legal issues related to the elderly. The purpose of the class was to help students gain a basic understanding of the issues that the elderly face and greater knowledge and expertise in addressing issues of ...

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Faculty Activities

PROFESSOR RONALD ARONOVSKY Paper Presentation, "Starting Over: Letting States Regulate Adhesion Arbitration Agreements," AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section's Works-in-Progress Conference, Texas A & M School of Law, Fort Worth, TX Panelist, "The Future of CERCLA," Los Angeles County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section's Environmental Law Symposium PROFESSOR LAURA COHEN Panelist, "Importan ...

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Professor Christopher Cameron Named a Leader in Diversity

Professor Christopher David Ruiz Cameron is one of 20 law professors from around the country to be named a Leader in Diversity by National Jurist magazine. As the most active member of Southwestern's faculty in advising, mentoring, promoting, providing scholarship opportunities and working alongside Latino law students for more than 24 years, Professor Cameron takes great pride in the accomplishments of the ...

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Professor Simon Co-Chairs Women’s Political Caucus Event

Professor Rebecca Simon served as co-chairwoman of the National Women’s Political Caucus Los Angeles Westside 2015 event “to honor 12 remarkable women in the Los Angeles community.” Professor Simon, who is on the Board of Directors for the NWPC LA Westside, has served in this capacity for all six of the organization’s gala events over the last eight years. The NWPC Los Angeles Westside chapter is a multi-pa ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON ADJUNCT FACULTY: Q&A with Adjunct Professor Timothy Weiner

Alumnus and adjunct at Southwestern since 2003 Teaches: Forensic Evidence Q: As Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice, what kinds of cases do you handle? A: As a state criminal prosecutor in the Appeals, Writs, and Trials section of the California Department of Justice, I work almost exclusively on felony cases, most often in the California Court of Appeal.  However, one of the be ...

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