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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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Physicians, Legal Scholars and Consumer Advocates to Debate CA Prop 46

Should doctors be tested for drug use? Should the amount of money that plaintiffs can collect in medical malpractice lawsuits be increased? How would these changes affect the cost and quality of care for patients? These issues will be explored when Southwestern’s Law and Medicine Society hosts a lunch debate on California Proposition 46, one of the most funded ballot measures in U.S. History. The panel will ...

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Southwestern to Host First American Constitution Society Southern California Regional Conference

Co-Sponsored by Southwestern’s ACS Student Chapter, UCLA ACS Student Chapter and the Los Angeles ACS Lawyer Chapter The American Constitution Society (ACS) is a national non-partisan progressive legal organization dedicated to fostering discussion and debate on important legal, public policy, and constitutional issues. On Sunday, October 26, the Southwestern student chapter of the ACS will welcome the other ...

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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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