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Two Southwestern Students Recognized by the Beverly Hills Bar Association

During the recent California Supreme Court Luncheon hosted by the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), Southwestern students Maritza Agundez (Third year/Day program) and Daniel Kadin (Second year/Day program) received recognition. Agundez received the BHBA scholarship and Kadin was awarded Honorable Mention in the BHBA Rule of Law Writing Compeition for his paper, "Fair Law and Fair Access: Why Federalizin ...

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Korean Connections at Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School has a longstanding and historic commitment to diversity. Located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, the institution is proudly growing stronger ties with the Korean and Korean-American communities by forging both local and international alliances. This Spring, Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian spent 10 days in Seoul, including participation in an EducationUSA event, a program under ...

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Class of 2015 Celebrates at Southwestern Law School’s 100th Commencement

A century after the first graduate completed her law degree and became the first female public defender in the country, the members of the Class of 2015 and their families, friends and faculty gathered at the Shrine Auditorium on May 17 for Southwestern's 100th Commencement Ceremony. The milestone occasion was attended by former deans and members of the founder’s family. The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan, Ass ...

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Prominent Environmental Attorney and Charitable Community Leader Peter Duchesneau Joins Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees

Peter Duchesneau '93, a prominent environmental law attorney, philanthropic leader and active Southwestern alumnus, has been elected to Southwestern Law School’s Board of Trustees. As a Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Mr. Duchesneau focuses his practice on environmental law involving litigation, regulatory compliance and business transactions. "Peter Duchesneau brings tremendous insight and p ...

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The Hollywood Reporter Once Again Names Southwestern a Top Entertainment Law School

Since The Hollywood Reporter initiated its "Top Entertainment Law Schools" list in 2012, Southwestern has been included all four years. This year, Southwestern takes the #7 slot in the listing of 12 law schools included in THR’s "Power Lawyers" issue. Also, among the 100 top entertainment attorneys featured were Southwestern alumni John Burke of Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld; Warren Dern of Sloane Offer ...

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Southwestern Students Recognized for Contributions to Public Service

At the Sixth Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon at Southwestern, six graduating students were 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 Dis ...

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Commencement Speaker and Singer Selected

At Southwestern's 100th Commencement Ceremony on May 17 at the Shrine Auditorium, part-time evening student Mark Talise will deliver the student commencement address and SCALE student Laura Guerrero will sing the national anthem. Mark Talise, Commencement Speaker Mark Talise is Editor-in-Chief of the Southwestern Law Review. He also works as a law clerk for Bleau Fox, APLC. Prior to law school, he was a cla ...

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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 ‚Äė79, 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‚Äôs ‚ÄúA Conversation With‚Ķ.‚ÄĚ series, presented by Southwestern‚Äôs 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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