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Professor Dorff Quoted on “Marketplace Morning Report” by American Public Media

Southwestern Professor Michael Dorff was quoted on "Marketplace Morning Report" by American Public Media with Annie Baxter this morning.  The subject of the one-minute clip is that President-elect Donald Trump says he has a deal with Carrier Corporation to keep about 1,000 Indiana jobs from going to Mexico. The heating and air conditioning firm's parent company, United Technologies, wants to raise profits b ...

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Moldovan Fulbright Scholar Enriches Legal and Cultural Education at Southwestern

In August, Professor Aliona Cara-Rusnac, her husband Vlad and her daughter Caroline arrived in Los Angeles from Moldova, a small country in Eastern Europe landlocked between Romania and the Ukraine. An Associate Professor of Law at Moldova State University, Professor Cara-Rusnac has 10 years of experience researching immigration law. As the Fall 2016 Fulbright Research Scholar, Los Angeles was an ideal dest ...

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New Co-Directors Neil Ollivierra and Robert Lind Catapult Southwestern’s Biederman Institute Into New Era

Robert Lind is a Southwestern icon, renowned entertainment law expert, prolific author of preeminent texts and treatises, and a mentor and champion of students and alums alike. Prior to his appointment at Southwestern, Professor Ollivierra served as in-house counsel to various motion picture and television studios at the highest level of business and legal affairs, including Lionsgate Entertainment (“The Hu ...

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A Mindful Approach to Law School: Southwestern offers New Peak Performance Program

Building on Southwestern’s dedication to student success, Professors Rebecca Simon and Jarrett Green have created the Peak Performance Program. This complimentary, voluntary course provides first-year students with methods to cope with the stresses of law school, and to overcome the many ways stress can interfere with success in law school (and beyond). “This is one of the most comprehensive programs like t ...

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The U.S. Supreme Court: Cause or Cure for Polarized Government? Three Professors Debate the Issues

The upcoming presidential election will likely have a major impact on the U.S. Supreme Court, which is currently divided ideologically. On October 26, Professors Warren Grimes, Joerg Knipprath and Gowri Ramachandran discussed a range of issues, from the Supreme Court’s power to influence constitutional law to its effect on a polarized political climate. The event was co-presented by Southwestern’s chapters ...

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Adjunct Professor and Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos Honored by Latina Lawyers Bar Association

  On October 14, Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos, who teaches Trial Advocacy as a member Southwestern’s adjunct faculty, was honored by the Latina Lawyers Bar Association’s 19th Annual Awards & Scholarship Dinner at the Biltmore Hotel. Judge Palazuelos received the Francesca Flores Community Service Award, which is presented to a Latina who epitomizes the spirit, tenacity and vision of Ms. Flores, who s ...

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Professor Dorff Publishes Article in The Atlantic

In Professor Michael Dorff’s new article in The Atlantic, he ponders the question: Can a corporation have a soul? More precisely, can a for-profit company care about something more than increasing its shareholders’ earnings and take actions to support initiatives that don't boost the bottom line? Specifically, Professor Dorff compares the community-friendly efforts of current Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fie ...

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Introduction to Legal Writing Course Gives Students a Glimpse into the Rigors of Law School

Anyone who has been in law school will tell you that one of the first things they had to learn is how to write like a lawyer. Even students who are excellent writers when they enter law school will find that legal writing presents a unique challenge that requires a specific approach. For students who want to get a sense of what this new way of communicating entails, Southwestern offers a Summer Introduction ...

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Adjunct Professor Mark Juhas to be Honored by Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center

Judge Mark A. Juhas of the Los Angeles Superior Court, a member of Southwestern’s adjunct faculty since 2006, will be honored by the Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center at the nonprofit organization’s 2016 Stand for Justice Gala. He will receive the “Outstanding Community Service” Award during the event that will be held on September 17, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Judge Juhas teaches Family Law ...

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Professor Pugsley Retires

After 38 years with the Southwestern community, Professor Robert A. Pugsley retired at the end of the Spring 2016 semester. Southwestern’s Dean Susan Prager met this news with mixed emotions: "Professor Bob Pugsley has willingly carried a heavy load in the curriculum and has meant a great deal to so many of his students over the decades.  This makes his decision to retire a real loss for us. At the same tim ...

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