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Negotiation Teams Take Third and Fifth Place at Competition

At the William and Mary School of Law International Law Negotiation Competition in Virginia, two teams from Southwestern placed in the top five. Vera Hovhannisyan and Rudolf Petrosyan took 3rd Place and Grace Kim and Sam Moriarty earned 5th place. They defeated teams from Georgetown University, University of Houston, and University of North Carolina. They also placed ahead of teams from American University, ...

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Southwestern Alumni are Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorp Elder Abuse Justice Fellows

SCALE alumni Stephanie Koguchi ’16 and Juan Carlos Moran ’14 are Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorp Elder Abuse Justice Fellows. These Fellows work in organizations that provide legal services to older adults who have been victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Koguchi and Moran are working at Bet Tzedek, a non-profit organization that provides free, expert legal advice and representation to low-incom ...

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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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TAHP Team Earns Fourth Place at National Competition

At the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition in San Francisco, Southwestern’s team of Ebony Randolph, Tyler Zaremba, Esther Kim, and Michelle Lewis took fourth place out of 24 teams, besting representatives from UCLA, Pepperdine, Loyola, UC Berkeley, Thomas Jefferson, UC Hastings, and Cal Western. For Randolph, persistence paid off. She said, "I learned f ...

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Three Students Selected as 2016-2017 Biederman Scholars

In an effort to recognize excellence in academic achievement, and encourage and facilitate career success, Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute established the Biederman Scholars program to help expand opportunities for promising future entertainment lawyers. This year, three outstanding students have been selected for this honor: Corey Geiger, Sara Locke, and Jasen Talis ...

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Southwestern Evening Student Wins Prestigious Award from Federal Bar Association

On October 6 at the Biltmore Hotel, fourth year evening student Aron Hier received the Judge Barry Russell Federal Practice Award presented by the Federal Bar Association. Every year, the Los Angeles chapter of the Federal Bar Association grants the award to a student from each of the five Los Angeles-area ABA approved law schools to honor their achievement in federal courts or practice courses. Hier receiv ...

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Southwestern Law School Receives 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award 

Southwestern Law School has received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award—the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—Southwestern will be ...

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Southwestern Named a “Best” Law School by The Princeton Review

Southwestern is one of the nation's most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review.  The education services company includes the school in the new 2017 edition of its annual feature, "The Best 172 Law Schools” online at http://www.princetonreview.com/law-school-rankings/best-law-schools According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, "We recommend Southwestern as one of th ...

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Southwestern included in 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll was announced on September 21, and once again, Southwestern has made in the Honor Roll with Distinction. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including the scope and innovation of service projects, the extent to which service-learning is embedded in the curriculum, the school's commitment to long-term campus-community ...

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Southwestern to Honor Outstanding Members of the Entertainment Law Community

As one of the top entertainment law schools in the country, Southwestern will recognize three outstanding attorneys for their contributions to the entertainment and media industries, the legal profession and legal education at the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute Awards Reception. Susan Cleary ’93 will receive the award for Outstanding Alumna in Entertainment and Media Law; Michae ...

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