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Southwestern Students Recognized for Contributions to Public Service

At the Sixth Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon at Southwestern, six graduating students were recognized for their dedication to serving those in need. Karina Godoy received the George and Katrina Woolverton Public Service Award.  Additionally, Public Interest Law Service Awards were bestowed upon five recipients, including:  Esther Chan, Alexander Gamez, Angelic Malia Ho, Andrés Holguin-Flores (with Dis ...

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Women’s Law Association Honors Dean Gowri Ramachandran

On April 12, Southwestern’s Women’s Law Association honored Associate Dean Gowri Ramachandran as the WLA 2015 Faculty Member of the Year. The event also honored student members who will graduate in May. During the luncheon, a panel of distinguished speakers spoke about their career trajectories that led to their positions of leadership. This panel included: Hon. Judge Deborah Brazil ’96, former Prosecutor o ...

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Southwestern reaches semifinals and wins Best Brief at National Competition

At the Fifth Annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition hosted by Elon University School of Law, Southwestern’s team performed well, finishing as semifinalists (as one of the top four out of 28 participating teams from 20 law schools) and winning First Place Respondents’ Brief, which was also the highest scored overall brief in the competition. Oralists Laura Free and Erika White defea ...

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Southwestern Takes Second Place at State Bar Environmental Law Negotiation Competition

At the 16th Annual Student Environmental Negotiations Competition hosted by the Environmental Law Section of the California State Bar, Southwestern’s team of Alexandria Davis and Vardan Ksachukyan won Second Place. They finished ahead of 24 teams from 15 law schools, including UC Berkeley School of Law, UCLA School of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, UC Irvine School of Law, UC Davis School of Law, Chap ...

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Southern California Super Lawyers 2015

Southwestern alumni were prominently listed among the attorneys recognized in the 2015 Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process included independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Those Southern California lawyers w ...

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Professors Yokoyama, Heilman, and Blumenfeld Receive 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards from Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School is pleased to announce that Professors Dennis Yokoyama, John Heilman, and Stan Blumenfeld have been selected to receive the law school's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards. “The excellence of the faculty directly impacts how Southwestern students are perceived in the community,” SBA Vice President Erica Steinberg said. “It was truly amazing that 49 professors were nominated. This rem ...

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Southwestern Students Selected as 2015 Employee Justice Fellows

Southwestern students Paymon Mondegari and Candace Rodriguez know firsthand how the combination of preparation, faculty advice and alumni connections can result in major opportunities for learning and career development. They were both recently selected as 2015 Employee Justice Fellows by the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) and Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion and Resources (FAIR). The fel ...

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Southwestern Wins ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

At the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition held February 28 and March 1, Southwestern’s team of Amanda Figueroa and Chris White dominated the field, taking First Place. In the first round, Figueroa and White defeated the team from La Verne College of Law, the host school. In the second round, they beat the team from Pepperdine University School of Law. In the final round, they triumphed over the tea ...

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BLSA Salutes Distinguished Alumnus Hon. Allen Webster ’71

The Hon. Allen J. Webster, Jr. ’71, Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, was presented with the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus Award by Southwestern’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) during the organization’s 3rd Annual Outstanding Alumni Reception held in February. Established by BLSA in 2013, the event is designed “to inspire current students, create networking opportunities, and give much deserved re ...

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Negotiation Team Takes Second at Government Contracts Negotiation Tournament

At Liberty University School of Law's Sixth Annual National Government Contracts & Programs Negotiation Tournament Competition held earlier this month in Virginia, Southwestern’s team of Jennifer Mascia and Joshua Maldonado performed extremely well, winning Second Place. As part of the competition rules, the 16 teams’ school affiliations remained anonymous. Only the final four were announced. Southweste ...

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