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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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A Dozen Questions for Professor Rachel VanLandingham

1. What made you decide that you would study law? Was it part of your original plan when you were commissioned? The Air Force truly led me to law school; I was incredibly fortunate to have my law school education, as well as two masters' degrees and my undergraduate education, all funded by the Air Force.  After my graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy and simultaneous commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in ...

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Professor Gunning Appointed to LA County Human Relations Commission

On May 5, Professor Isabelle Gunning was appointed to the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission by County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations is dedicated to promoting positive race and human relations in an increasingly complex and multicultural county. The Commission works to develop programs that proactively address racism, homophobia, religious prejudice ...

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Faculty Activities

PROFESSOR CHRIS CAMERON Webinar Moderator, "NLRB Update: New Rule on Representation Case Procedures and Employee Rights Concerning Employer Email Systems,” ABA Section on Labor & Employment Law PROFESSOR CATHERINE CARPENTER Cited, dissent opinion of California Supreme Court Case No. S209167, James Richard Johnson v. Department of Justice PROFESSOR LAURA DYM COHEN Program Initiator, LA Incubator Consorti ...

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