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LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell Shares His Views on His First Year in Office

On November 23, Southwestern’s Criminal Law Society hosted a special program featuring an interview with Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. In a wide ranging discussion moderated by Professor John Heilman, Sheriff McDonnell talked about the enormous challenges that the nation’s largest sheriff’s department and second largest policing agency faces, as well as the changes he has worked to implement sin ...

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

For the third 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 givi ...

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Southwestern Partners with KCCD and Other Korean American Organizations in Community Outreach Event

Southwestern welcomed the Korean Community to an evening reception and tours of the campus during a special event on October 29 co-hosted by the law school and Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD). Guests met faculty, staff, students and alumni of Southwestern and heard from Dean Susan Prager, KCCD President Hyepin Im, attorney Yealee Song ’14, and Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian. In her remarks, ...

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Special Event for Korean Community to Be Hosted by Southwestern and Korean Churches for Community Development

Southwestern Law School and Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD* are hosting a Special Reception for the Korean American Community at the Southwestern campus on Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The free event will feature a light dinner reception, brief program and tours of the law school’s historic Bullocks Wilshire Building. “Southwestern takes great pride in being one of the ...

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Southwestern Faculty Approves Unique Summer Law Program in Armenia

For years, Los Angeles’ second oldest law school has had a special relationship with the Armenian-American community. Home to over 140 law students of Armenian heritage, Southwestern also boasts a cadre of active and engaged Armenian-American alumni who for decades have been leaders in the Armenian community as well as the community at large. Southwestern’s commitment to the Armenian community was recently ...

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Armed Forces Law Society assists veterans on and off campus

When Andy Beltran began his first year of law school in the Fall of 2013, he joined the Armed Forces Law Society (AFLS), a newly established group at Southwestern. Beltran, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2001 to 2005, is now president of the club, which is on a mission to ensure that veteran students at Southwestern get the proper administrative and peer support that they need to succeed in law sc ...

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Friedenthal Grant Enables New Southwestern Grad to Provide Legal Services to the Community

As the 2015 recipient of the Valley Community Legal Foundation of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and the Wendy and Elaine Friedenthal Family Law Public Interest Grant, Laura Guerrero ’15, spent the summer working at Neighborhood Legal Services-Los Angeles (NLSLA). Guerrero and Julie Rivera-Coo, her supervisor at NLSLA, describe the impact of the Friedenthal grant from each of their perspectives: La ...

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Southwestern Law School Receives 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Southwestern Law School has received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award—the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—Southwestern will be ...

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PILC Summer Grants Support Students’ Public Interest Work

Southwestern’s Public Interest Law Committee (PILC) fundraises each year for the Public Interest Law Fund, which is used to recognize students for their dedication to public service and provide them with summer grants in support of their volunteer work in public interest settings. This summer, PILC awarded over 20 grants to students who worked at organizations such as Public Counsel, Children's Law Center, ...

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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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