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Symposium Held to Honor and Continue the Work of Late Professor, Scholar and Gender Equity Advocate Myrna Raeder

On November 14, Southwestern Law Review honored the late, beloved and prolific Professor Myrna Raeder by presenting the symposium Locking Up Females, Failing to Protect Them, and Punishing Their Children and Families: Can A Human Rights Approach Eliminate Gender Bias That Is Currently Treated as Gender Neutral? Professor Raeder was the consummate criminal justice advocate. Her work was widely cited in law r ...

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Faculty Activities

PROFESSOR RYAN ABBOTT Balancing Access and Innovation in India's Shifting IP Regime, Remarks 35 WHITTIER LAW REVIEW 341 (2014) Can Bayesian Extrapolation Improve FDA Regulation of Off-Label Uses of Drugs and Devices? FDLI'S FOOD AND DRUG POLICY FORUM; (with I. Ayres. 4(5), 1-12, 2014) Lectured, “California’s Malpractice System: Fair or Failed?” UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles (Available on Youtube) Spe ...

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Professor Abbott, MD, presents oral argument on behalf of Southwestern Law School’s Amicus Project in case of patient denied lung transplant

On November 25, Professor Ryan Abbott argued in front of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, on behalf of the Amicus Project at Southwestern Law School. He argued as an amicus (friend of the court) in support of appellant Wilfredo Velasquez, who had lost a trial against Advanced Biotech for medical expenses needed for a lung transplant. Velasquez argued on appeal that the trial court’ ...

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Scholarly Pursuits: ADR Scholars from around the country gather at Southwestern for AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference

On November 7 and 8, Southwestern hosted the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s 8th Annual Works-in-Progress (WIP) Conference. This forum provided ADR scholars with the opportunity to share current research, obtain feedback, exchange ideas, reconnect with colleagues, and build new working relationships. “We were delighted to host this year’s AALS ADR Section ...

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ABA Criminal Justice Section Names Award After Professor Myrna Raeder

The Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association has established a new award, which is named in memory of Southwestern Professor Myrna Raeder and Washington College of Law at American University Professor Eric Taslitz. On October 24, the first Raeder-Taslitz Award was presented to Steve Saltzburg, a professor at the George Washington University Law School. Members of Professor Raeder’s and Profe ...

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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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