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Southwestern Partners with “Giving Tuesday” to Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

For the fourth year, Southwestern has joined the national movement and become a proud partner of Giving Tuesday, coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday season. This day of giving is meant to harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals - and transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giv ...

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Southwestern named a “Military Friendly” School

Southwestern has been included in the 2017 Military Friendly® Schools list compiled by Victory Media, originator of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families. For more than a decade, Victory Media’s Military Friendly® ratings recognize companies and colleges with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service ...

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Students Give Back on Service Day at Southwestern

On October 7, Southwestern’s Public Service Program participated in Diversity Week’s Service Day, which gave students the chance to help people in need by volunteering for legal and non-legal projects that assist the Southern California communities. Activities and opportunities to give back were explained at a Service Day Lunch, which was held in the Student Commons. The day included a Justice Bus Trip to S ...

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Southwestern Named a “Best” Law School by The Princeton Review

Southwestern is one of the nation's most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review.  The education services company includes the school in the new 2017 edition of its annual feature, "The Best 172 Law Schools” online at http://www.princetonreview.com/law-school-rankings/best-law-schools According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, "We recommend Southwestern as one of th ...

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Professor Pugsley Retires

After 38 years with the Southwestern community, Professor Robert A. Pugsley retired at the end of the Spring 2016 semester. Southwestern’s Dean Susan Prager met this news with mixed emotions: "Professor Bob Pugsley has willingly carried a heavy load in the curriculum and has meant a great deal to so many of his students over the decades.  This makes his decision to retire a real loss for us. At the same tim ...

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Los Angeles Lawyers Make Music for a Cause

On Saturday, June 18, the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic & Legal Voices will honor legendary songwriter Richard M. Sherman at the 7th Annual Disney Hall Concert Extraordinaire, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting local legal aid efforts. Led by founder-conductor Gary S. Greene, Esq., the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic (LALP) is made up of an orchestra, chorus (Legal Voices) and band (Gary G ...

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Class of 2016 Celebrates at Southwestern Law School’s 101st Commencement

Members of the Class of 2016 and their families, friends and faculty gathered at the Shrine Auditorium on May 15 for Southwestern's 101st Commencement Ceremony. The Honorable Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, served as the keynote speaker, and degrees were conferred upon 326 Juris Doctor (J.D.) and 36 Master of Laws (LL.M.) candidates. In her opening remarks, Dean Susan Prager ...

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Justice Ming Chin of the California Supreme Court to Speak at Southwestern Law School Commencement Ceremony

The Honorable Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, will deliver the keynote address at Southwestern's 101st Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. An accomplished jurist, scholar, practitioner and decorated war veteran, Justice Chin has served in the legal profession for over 45 years, including nearly three decades on the bench. ...

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Alumni and friends celebrate and Support Southwestern’s Inaugural Summer Abroad Program in Armenia

February 17 was a dark and stormy night in Pasadena. Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian worried that the weather would keep people away. But she was pleased to see a crowded room at the reception to celebrate Southwestern Law School’s Inaugural Summer Abroad Program in Armenia. "I could not be more delighted with the turnout of Southwestern alumni and friends," Dean Gharakhanian said. "The room was packed, and p ...

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LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell Shares His Views on His First Year in Office

On November 23, Southwestern’s Criminal Law Society hosted a special program featuring an interview with Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. In a wide ranging discussion moderated by Professor John Heilman, Sheriff McDonnell talked about the enormous challenges that the nation’s largest sheriff’s department and second largest policing agency faces, as well as the changes he has worked to implement sin ...

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