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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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Federico Efron, 2014-2015 Siderman Fellow

Argentine human rights attorney Federico Efron is the 2014-2015 Fulbright – Jose Siderman Human Rights Fellow at Southwestern pursuing his LL.M. degree. The fellowship was established in 2008 by the Siderman family, the Fulbright Commission in Argentina and Southwestern. After earning his law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Efron obtained an advanced degree in Criminal Law from Torcuato Di Tella ...

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Southwestern Moot Court Team Takes Second Place and Best Brief at National Telecommunications Competition

At the 2015 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition held in Washington D.C. February 6 and 7, Southwestern’s team of Michael L. Jensen, Daniel Kadin, and Rebecca Magenheim performed well, taking Second Place overall. Jensen's brief also won First Place. Five teams entered the competition, including Southwestern, George Washington University, University of Colorado (which won First Place overall), ...

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Southwestern Students Recognized for Contributions to Public Service

Six Southwestern students were recently 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 Distinction) and Kimberly Oros. The George and Katrina Woolver ...

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Southwestern Deans make Top 25 “Most Influential People in Legal Education”

Once again, Southwestern is the only law school to be mentioned three times in the National Jurist’s Top 25 “Most Influential People in Legal Education”! Dean Emeritus Bryant Garth, Vice Dean Catherine Carpenter and Dean Susan Prager are all listed on page 22 of the feature, taking the number 12, 13 and 14 slots on the roster. To read more, click here. ...

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