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Southwestern to present international exhibit “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich”

Two formal presentations at Southwestern will explore the failure of the rule of law in Nazi Germany in conjunction with the exhibit In 1933 Germany, a decree was issued to deny Jewish judges and lawyers access to the courts, jettisoning individual rights and the rule of law during the Nazi era. In 2000, the German Federal Bar created a traveling exhibit, "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany U ...

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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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Summer Law Institute in Guanajuato Celebrates 25 Years

The Summer Law Institute in Guanajuato, Mexico - a consortium of the law schools compromised of Southwestern, University of Guanjuato, University of New Mexico and Texas Tech University - marked its 25th anniversary in June 2014. According to Professor Beth Caldwell, who taught at the Summer Law Institute this summer, the program provides a tremendous experience for students and faculty alike. "It was a won ...

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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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New Issue of JIMEL Features an Especially Diverse Set of Articles

Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL), published in conjunction with the American Bar Association's Forums on Communications Law and the Entertainment and Sports Industries, is now available. According to Professor Michael Epstein, the Journal's Supervising Editor, the media and entertainment articles selected for this issue are especially diverse. "The topics ...

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Southwestern Celebrates Successful Siderman Fellowship Collaboration

On May 1, a special commemoration event marking the 5th Anniversary of Southwestern's Jose Siderman-Fulbright Human Rights Fellowship was held at the law school campus. The unique fellowship program provides an Argentine human rights lawyer the opportunity to study at Southwestern for one year and earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in in Civil Liberties and Human Rights or Advocacy. Jose Siderman, a succe ...

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Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Law Retreat a Success at Southwestern

On March 21 and 22, Southwestern hosted the 16th Annual Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat. This two-day event served as a forum for practitioners, students and academics to discuss today's challenges to social justice lawyering. Professor Laura Cohen, Director of Southwestern's Street Law Clinic and Community Outreach, said it was an honor to host and plan the retreat. "This year, our ...

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Trustee Jana Greer to Receive Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

During Southwestern's 26th Annual Awards Recognition Reception, the Southwestern Board of Trustees will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Jana Waring Greer, a member of the board for more than 25 years. Ms. Greer has played a key role in the development of Southwestern as a dedicated trustee and generous benefactor. Her affiliation with the law school began in 1987 when she was named to the Board ...

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Southwestern to Honor Prominent Alumni and Friends at Annual Awards Event

On Thursday, April 24, the Southwestern Alumni Association will honor three distinguished members of the Southwestern community at the 26th Annual Awards Recognition Reception and Auction: Steven P. Byrne '77 of Byrne & Associates as "Alumnus of the Year" Hon. Sandra L. Margulies '77, California Court of Appeals, First Appellate District, as "Outstanding Judicial Officer" Austen L. Parrish, Dean and Jam ...

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