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Southwestern Community Mourns the Passing of Hon. Arthur L. Alarcón

The Southwestern community was saddened by the loss of the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón, Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, who passed away on January 28, 2015, at the age of 89. A long-time friend of Southwestern, he served on the adjunct faculty for over two decades and was one of the first local federal judges to take Southwestern students as externs. Judge Alarcón was awarde ...

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National Association of Broadcasters President & CEO Gordon Smith ’79 “In Conversation” at Southwestern Law School

Gordon H. Smith ‘79, president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and a former U.S. Senator, will be the next guest for Southwestern Law School’s “A Conversation With….” series, presented by Southwestern’s Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Michael Epstein, a member of the Biederman Institute faculty and an expert in media industry and communications ...

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Southwestern receives grant from California Bar Foundation to grow diversity pipeline program

In an effort to help increase diversity in the legal profession, the California Bar Foundation has awarded Southwestern Law School a $15,000 grant for the Southern California Legal Diversity Pipeline Coalition. Collaborative partnerships, creative activities and efforts have been developed to raise student awareness and interest in law as a profession, to increase student aspirations including higher educat ...

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Paralegals Parachute into Law School

Three members of the Southwestern community are featured in a new article for KNOW magazine about former paralegals who have gone on to pursue a J.D: degree. Hon. Tara Flanagan ’98, a Superior Court Judge in Alameda County; Steven Lundberg ’13, an attorney at the Law Offices of Marcia Kraft; and third-year evening student Heather Sweatman discussed a variety of topics such as how their paralegal background ...

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

For the second 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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November Table Days Are Coming!

To assist first-year, full-time students in selecting their course for the Spring Semester elective option, faculty and administrators will be available to answer questions during the Table Days on Wednesday, November 5 from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. in Louis XVI Room, BW 2nd Floor. Faculty introductions will start promptly at 12:30 p.m. At Table Days, students will learn more about their elective options, incl ...

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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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