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TAHP Team Takes Second Place at National Competition

At the 24th Annual San Diego Defense Lawyers' Mock Trial Competition held last weekend, Southwestern's team of Monica Arellano, Vira Samouhi, Greg Selarz and Stephanie Williams won Second Place Team. Because it was an anonymous competition, the identity of the teams Southwestern competed against and defeated was not disclosed. However, over 20 teams from 17 law schools around the country participated, inclu ...

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Southwestern Alumnus Wins Prestigious Award From Federal Bar Foundation

On October 2, Southwestern alumnus Steven Lundberg ’13, an attorney with Kraft Law Offices, received the Judge Barry Russell Federal Practice Award presented by the Federal Bar Foundation. Every year, the Los Angeles chapter of the Federal Bar Association presents 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 c ...

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Student Honored for Outstanding Pro Bono Efforts

Third year day program student Alexander Gamez was selected as a second-round finalist and awarded a Merit Distinction amongst a very competitive field for the Annual NALP PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award. The purpose of the Publico Award is to recognize the significant contributions that law students make to underserved populations, the public interest community, and legal education by performing pro bono work. ...

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Southwestern Law School to Honor Outstanding Members of the Entertainment Law Community

Daniel M. Petrocelli ‘80, Jared Jussim and the late Ed Hookstratten ‘57 to receive awards at the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment Media Law Institute Awards Reception 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. B ...

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Southwestern is # 1 in Entertainment Law

LawStreetMedia.com ranked Southwestern as Number 1 in their list of the “Top 10 Law Schools for Entertainment Law 2014." Southwestern outranked all the competition in every category: Classes, Extracurriculars, Networking, Jobs, Location and other criteria such as study abroad and recognition by other organizations. Click here for more details: http://lawstreetmedia.com/schools/top-10-law-schools-entertainme ...

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Southwestern Law School Receives 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Southwestern Law School has received the 2014 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’s Bullocks Wilshire Earns Accolades

Southwestern’s beloved Bullocks Wilshire landmark has been recognized by a variety of entities in recent months: > The building was listed as #4 of “The 50 Most Impressive Law School Buildings in the World" by bestchoiceschools.com. > PreLaw magazine also featured the Bullocks Wilshire in their “Best Law School Facilities Honor Roll.” > And the LA Conservancy features Southwestern and the Bullocks ...

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Five Southwestern Students Receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships

Southwestern students Claudia Garcia-Robleno, Monica Ponce de Leon, Ebony Randolph, Damaris Santamaria and Darris Upton-Stuart have been selected to receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships through the organization's 2014 Diversity Scholarship Program.  The recipients, who come from communities underrepresented in the legal profession, were among 33 law students in California chosen from a competitive ...

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Professor Robert Lutz Honored as International Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of California International Law Section

The State Bar of California International Law Section has selected Professor Robert E. Lutz to receive the 2014 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Award. The honor is bestowed by the International Law Section on "legal practitioners who render extraordinary service to our profession in the field of international law." The first award was presented posthumously to former U.S. Secretary of ...

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Maria Palomares ’09 Earns Prestigious Award from Western Center on Law & Poverty

On June 25, Southwestern alumna Maria Palomares '09 was honored as the 2014 Fair Shake Rock Star by the Western Center on Law & Poverty for her work as a civil rights advocate. Palomares is a Housing and Consumer Law Attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. In her position, she works to preserve affordable housing, and fight housing discrimination based on race, language barriers ...

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