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BLSA Teams Excel at National Competition

At the 49th Annual National Black Law Students Association convention held March 7 to 12 in Houston, Texas, two teams representing Southwestern performed very well. Venessa Simpson and Jasmine Ortega competed in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. They were one of 12 competing teams to win the Excellence in Leadership award by the US Marines Corps JAG for their demonstrated teamwork during the co ...

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Mobile App Challenge Teaches Law Students Tech for the Trade

Southwestern Law School is in the midst of an exciting new addition to its curriculum—a hands-on course that takes students through the legal and technical aspects of creating an application for mobile devices. The Mobile App Challenge began the first week of January 2017 and is continuing through the spring semester. In this three-credit course, students are taking part in multi-disciplined teams to develo ...

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Moot Court Team Wins Best Advocate, Reaches Semi-Finals

At the Bryant-Moore Moot Court Competition held the first weekend of March at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Southwestern’s team of Harmony Anderson, Reneh Sepanosian and Sherron Wiggins performed very well, finishing the competition as semi-finalists. Additionally, Wiggins was named best advocate. Ten schools competed at the event, but the names of the participating teams were kept an ...

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Professor Rachel Vanlandingham in Multiple National Media Outlets to Comment on Marine Nude Photo Scandal

In an opinion piece published in USA Today, Professor Rachel VanLandingham,a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who served as a judge advocate while on active duty, said that U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller should be fired in the wake of the nude photo scandal. She wrote: “As the senior leader of the Marine Corps, he is ultimately responsible for the good order and discipline of the Cor ...

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Southwestern Triumphs at ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

Last weekend, Southwestern’s Negotiation Honors Program sent two teams to the regional round of ABA Representation in Mediation competition in Seattle. Out of 16 competing teams, Southwestern dominated. After day one of competition, three teams tied for first place, and two of the three teams were from Southwestern.  After applying the tie-breaking procedures, Joe Nuñez and Nico Mamone advanced to the final ...

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On Shifting Sands: Immigration Under the New Administration

The panel discussion, “On Shifting Sands: Immigration under the New Administration” assembled on Tuesday evening at Southwestern to examine the fast-changing landscape of immigration policy under the Trump Administration. The panelists wasted little time in diving headlong into matters of considerable substance and urgency, but as the discussion began, Ameena Mirza Qazi, Executive Director of the National L ...

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Professor Robert Lutz Appointed to Task Force on International Commercial Arbitration

Professor Robert Lutz has been appointed to the Supreme Court International Commercial Arbitration Working Group by Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. The task force will study, develop and submit a report about the possibility of allowing foreign and out-of-state attorneys to represent parties in international commercial arbitrations that take place in California. Memb ...

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Southwestern receives grant for student wellness initiatives

The national Mindfulness in Law Society (MILS) and Southwestern have received a generous grant from the Lenz Foundation and are partnering on innovative student wellness initiatives both at Southwestern and nationally. MILS seeks to improve the mental health and well-being of lawyers, law students, faculty, judges, and others in the legal profession across the nation by building a community of like-minded p ...

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What Can I Do?

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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