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In recent months, many people have asked “What Can I Do?” to help promote justice and the rule of law, and to foster a sense of community, inclusiveness, and fairness. At Southwestern Law School, we have some answers to those questions. Below you will find opportunities designed specifically for students, alumni, attorneys, and everyone else. Find the section that applies best to you to see how you can be a ...

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Southwestern Shines at Western Regional BLSA Convention

Last weekend, at the Western Regional Black Law Students Association Convention held at Seattle University School of Law, Southwestern excelled. Yanick Saila-Ngita, co-president of Southwestern's BLSA chapter, was awarded Advocate of the Year for his commitment to and work for social justice.  Another aspect of the Convention included the Western Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition in which S ...

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Alumna Appointed Chief Judge of the Nevada Court of Appeals

On January 2, Hon. Abbi Silver '89, will become the first woman to serve as Chief Judge of the Nevada Court of Appeals. She was elected to the Las Vegas Municipal Court in 2003, the Las Vegas Justice Court in 2006, and to the Eighth Judicial District Court in 2009, and again in 2014. "I am so thrilled and honored to be the first female Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Nevada," Judge Silver said. "Two ...

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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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