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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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Southwestern’s Appellate Litigation Clinic is Instrumental in Ninth Circuit Decision

Under the supervision of Adjunct Professor Andrew Knapp, Southwestern’s Appellate Litigation Clinic prevailed in Dimaya v. Lynch, --- F.3d ----, 2015 WL 612354615 (9th Cir. Oct 19, 2015) (No. 11–71307). On October 19, the Ninth Circuit Court granted Southwestern's appeal in a published decision striking down part of a federal immigration statute as unconstitutionally void for vagueness. Recent Southwestern ...

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Southwestern Faculty in the Media

Several members of Southwestern’s faculty have recently been quoted in an array of prominent media outlets, from the Hollywood Reporter to Wired Magazine. They provided their legal expertise on topics as wide-ranging as corporate investments, pharmaceutical pricing, legal and political implications in the case of a high profile military deserter and the battle over a celebrity estate. Professor Michael Dorf ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON ADJUNCT FACULTY: Q&A with Adjunct Professor Patrick Sweeney, Founding Partner, Interactive Entertainment Law Group

Founding Partner, Interactive Entertainment Law Group Course: Drafting and Negotiating Video Game Agreements (674) Q: How did you did you first become involved in video game law? A: Back in the late 1990s, I was getting a little bored with my entry level role as a staff attorney for a movie studio.  The responsibilities seemed pretty stratified and mundane so I started looking around for other opportunities ...

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Southwestern Faculty Approves Unique Summer Law Program in Armenia

For years, Los Angeles’ second oldest law school has had a special relationship with the Armenian-American community. Home to over 140 law students of Armenian heritage, Southwestern also boasts a cadre of active and engaged Armenian-American alumni who for decades have been leaders in the Armenian community as well as the community at large. Southwestern’s commitment to the Armenian community was recently ...

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Professor VanLandingham wins international scholarly essay competition

Professor Rachel VanLandingham has been selected as the winner of the second edition of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Essay Competition, hosted by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center. For this accomplishment, she will receive a $10,000 prize, and her winning article, “Criminally Disproportionate Warfare:  Aggression as a Contextual War Crime,” will be published in the Spring 2016 issue of the Case Weste ...

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