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Southwestern to Host Symposium Dedicated to the Memory of Renowned Professor, Scholar and Gender Equity Advocate Myrna Raeder

When renowned scholar and beloved Southwestern Law School Professor Myrna S. Raeder passed away on November 16, 2013, she left behind an influential body of work. From sexual assault and domestic violence to evidentiary rules, sentencing and correctional policies in both the adult and juvenile systems, Professor Raeder’s work always focused on the effects of the criminal justice system on women as both vict ...

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Southwestern to host AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference

On November 7 and 8, Southwestern will host the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s 8th Annual Works-in-Progress (WIP) Conference. This forum will provide a welcoming, interactive environment where ADR scholars share current research, obtain feedback, exchange ideas, reconnect with colleagues, and build new collaborative working relationships. Dean Susan Weste ...

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Professor Rachel VanLandingham featured on KPCC’s “AirTalk with Larry Mantle”

Professor Rachel VanLandingham was a featured guest in September on KPCC’s “AirTalk with Larry Mantle” for his program on the Supreme Court case considering whether translating jihadist texts is a crime. Click here to listen to the broadcast interview about the case against Tarek Mehanna, a young Muslim American sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for translating radical Islamic texts and posting them on a ...

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Dean Susan Prager featured in LawDragon’s Limelight feature

Dean Susan Westerberg Prager was recently interviewed by LawDragon.com for their “Limelight” feature. The article provides a historical perspective of Dean Prager’s role as a trailblazer for women in legal education as well as insight into how Dean Prager approaches leadership, strategic planning and community building at Southwestern. To read the full interview, click here. ...

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Professor Michael Epstein’s new book, “Mass Media Law – A Survey of Content and Culture”

Professor Michael Epstein’s new book, Mass Media Law – A Survey of Content and Culture (Vandeplas Publishing, 2014), examines the law of mass communications and focuses on regulation of speech content under the First Amendment. Coverage includes laws relating to defamation, invasion of privacy, the right of publicity, indecency and obscenity, advertising, newsgathering, media violence, and media diversity. ...

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Southwestern Establishes Youth Offender Parole Hearing Practicum

In 2013, California passed a law that created a specialized parole hearing process for prisoners who were convicted for offenses they committed as juveniles. When this law went into effect in 2014, an estimated 6,000 people in California prisons became eligible for Youth Offender Parole Hearings. These differ from typical parole hearings because the Parole Board must give great weight to the diminished culp ...

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Professor Robert Lutz Honored as International Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of California International Law Section

The State Bar of California International Law Section has selected Professor Robert E. Lutz to receive the 2014 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Award. The honor is bestowed by the International Law Section on "legal practitioners who render extraordinary service to our profession in the field of international law." The first award was presented posthumously to former U.S. Secretary of ...

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Faculty in the Media

Fortune Magazine’s Chris Matthews discusses CEO pay in the article "Your boss is way better than you at getting a raise." He includes references to and quotes from Professor Michael Dorff’s new book and the argument that increases in CEO compensation have far outstripped what executives actually produce for their firms and society at large. In his guest column for The Hollywood Reporter titled, "James Garne ...

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Summer Law Institute in Guanajuato Celebrates 25 Years

The Summer Law Institute in Guanajuato, Mexico - a consortium of the law schools compromised of Southwestern, University of Guanjuato, University of New Mexico and Texas Tech University - marked its 25th anniversary in June 2014. According to Professor Beth Caldwell, who taught at the Summer Law Institute this summer, the program provides a tremendous experience for students and faculty alike. "It was a won ...

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Legal Scholars and Reviewers Weigh in on Professor Michael Dorff’s New Book on CEO Pay

Corporate law expert Professor Michael Dorff has his opinions about why the CEO pay experiment failed and how to fix it, which he shares in his new book INDISPENSABLE AND OTHER MYTHS. According to Kirkus Reviews, the book is "a provocative thesis couched in measured, scholarly language." Click here to read the full review. Professor Dorff recently shared insights on his book and the topic at a Beverly Hills ...

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