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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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Seven Southwestern Graduates Awarded ABOTA Fellowships

Reposted from www.swlaw-alumni.org The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has selected seven members of Southwestern's Class of 2014 for its Fellowship program. Graduates Brittan Cortney, Arsine Grigoryan, Normandy Kidd, Negin Mostadim, Vivian Rivera, Andrew Steinberg and Marcus Williams will spend three months working for a defense firm, a plaintiffs firm and a Superior Co ...

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Southwestern Honored at Los Angeles Architectural Awards

Unique awards presented by the Los Angeles Business Council celebrate the best of the region's new and innovative architectural achievements  Southwestern earned the L.A. County Sustainability Award for The Residences at 7th during the 44th Annual Los Angeles Architecture Awards hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) in June. The Residences, a 133-unit on-campus student housing complex, has trans ...

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A Momentous First Year – Southwestern’s Residences at 7th Earn Accolades from Residents and Recognition for Design and Sustainability

By the conclusion of the first academic year of use, it was clear that The Residences at 7th, Southwestern's new on-campus student residential complex, had fulfilled the goal of transforming the campus into a real living-learning village. Since The Residences opened in August, the students who have made their homes there, as well as other members of the Southwestern community, have enjoyed the spacious and ...

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Nine Southwestern Students Awarded Scholarships by the Mexican American Bar Foundation

The Mexican American Bar Foundation (MABF) awarded scholarships to nine Southwestern students at its 23rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala last weekend. Of the 26 scholarships awarded, Southwestern students made up the largest contingent of honorees, including Maritza Agundez, Lauren Fierro, Jeffrey Garcia, Monique Moncayo, Candace Rodriguez, Patricia Salcedo, Nalleli Sandoval, Sophia Segura and Jessica V ...

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Southwestern Honors Four at Annual Awards Reception

Four distinguished members of the Southwestern community were honored at the law school's 26th Awards Recognition Reception, Silent Auction and Reunion: Steven P. Byrne '77 as Alumnus of the Year, Hon. Sandra L. Margulies '77 as Outstanding Judicial Officer, Dean Austen L. Parrish as Outstanding Friend, and the special presentation of an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree to Jana Waring Greer. Photos from the e ...

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