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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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Biederman Institute Honors Exceptional Members of Entertainment Law Community

Southwestern honored three outstanding members of the entertainment law community for their contributions to the entertainment and media industries, the legal profession and legal education at the 2014 Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute Awards Reception. Daniel M. Petrocelli ‘80 received the award for Outstanding Alumnus in Entertainment and Media Law; Jared Jussim was recognized as ...

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Steven P. Byrne ’77 Elected to Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees

Steven P. Byrne ’77, a highly respected expert in property law and finance who has taken on leadership roles in the Southwestern Alumni Association and campus development for many years, has been elected to the Southwestern Board of Trustees. “Steve Byrne brings both invaluable real estate expertise and experience as well as an enduring institutional connection and understanding of the law school,” said Boa ...

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Southwestern’s Biederman Blog Again Makes ABA Blawg 100 – Votes needed to earn top spot in IP

Southwestern’s Biederman Blog has once again been nominated for the ABA Annual Blawg 100! Help us earn a top slot in the Intellectual Property category by registering and voting here by December 19: http://bit.ly/1rUGZee. “Your vote for the Biederman Blog provides a great way to remind the national legal community of Southwestern's strengths and great reputation, especially in Entertainment Law. The blog, l ...

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ABA Criminal Justice Section Names Award After Professor Myrna Raeder

The Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association has established a new award, which is named in memory of Southwestern Professor Myrna Raeder and Washington College of Law at American University Professor Eric Taslitz. On October 24, the first Raeder-Taslitz Award was presented to Steve Saltzburg, a professor at the George Washington University Law School. Members of Professor Raeder’s and Profe ...

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Moot Court team wins Second Place regional round of competition

Southwestern’s team of Rebecca Eckley (writer) and oralists Roy Manukyan and Candace Rodriguez delivered an outstanding performance at the Region 15 round of the New York Bar National Moot Court Competition last weekend. Out of the 13 teams that competed, Southwestern took Second Place. Additionally, Rodriguez was named Best Oralist in the Final Round and Manukyan was named Best Oralist of the Preliminary R ...

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Negotiation Team Takes Second at Regional Competition, Advances to Nationals

At the regional rounds of the ABA Negotiation Competition held during the first weekend in November in Orange, CA, Southwestern students Gabrielle Assayag, Gabriela Lamond, Matias Castro, and Michael Gamboa performed very well, earning Southwestern a spot in the national rounds to be held early next year. With 24 teams at the competition, Assayag and Lamond advanced to the final round and ultimately won Sec ...

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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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