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Women’s Law Association Honors Dean Gowri Ramachandran

On April 12, Southwestern’s Women’s Law Association honored Associate Dean Gowri Ramachandran as the WLA 2015 Faculty Member of the Year. The event also honored student members who will graduate in May. During the luncheon, a panel of distinguished speakers spoke about their career trajectories that led to their positions of leadership. This panel included: Hon. Judge Deborah Brazil ’96, former Prosecutor o ...

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Southwestern reaches semifinals and wins Best Brief at National Competition

At the Fifth Annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition hosted by Elon University School of Law, Southwestern’s team performed well, finishing as semifinalists (as one of the top four out of 28 participating teams from 20 law schools) and winning First Place Respondents’ Brief, which was also the highest scored overall brief in the competition. Oralists Laura Free and Erika White defea ...

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Southwestern Takes Second Place at State Bar Environmental Law Negotiation Competition

At the 16th Annual Student Environmental Negotiations Competition hosted by the Environmental Law Section of the California State Bar, Southwestern’s team of Alexandria Davis and Vardan Ksachukyan won Second Place. They finished ahead of 24 teams from 15 law schools, including UC Berkeley School of Law, UCLA School of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, UC Irvine School of Law, UC Davis School of Law, Chap ...

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Southwestern Students Selected as 2015 Employee Justice Fellows

Southwestern students Paymon Mondegari and Candace Rodriguez know firsthand how the combination of preparation, faculty advice and alumni connections can result in major opportunities for learning and career development. They were both recently selected as 2015 Employee Justice Fellows by the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) and Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion and Resources (FAIR). The fel ...

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Southwestern Hosts 20th Annual Entertainment Law Career Day

Law students from schools throughout Southern California gathered at Southwestern in February for the 20th Annual Entertainment Law Career Day to learn from and network with industry leaders. Sponsored by the Law School Career Advisors of Southern California, the program included eight panels featuring lawyers and executives from entities ranging from major studios to labor guilds to TMZ. More than 225 law ...

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Southwestern Wins ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

At the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition held February 28 and March 1, Southwestern’s team of Amanda Figueroa and Chris White dominated the field, taking First Place. In the first round, Figueroa and White defeated the team from La Verne College of Law, the host school. In the second round, they beat the team from Pepperdine University School of Law. In the final round, they triumphed over the tea ...

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BLSA Salutes Distinguished Alumnus Hon. Allen Webster ’71

The Hon. Allen J. Webster, Jr. ’71, Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, was presented with the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus Award by Southwestern’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) during the organization’s 3rd Annual Outstanding Alumni Reception held in February. Established by BLSA in 2013, the event is designed “to inspire current students, create networking opportunities, and give much deserved re ...

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AMICUS PROJECT UPDATE: A Ticket to the U.S. Supreme Court

Under the auspices of Southwestern’s Amicus Project, Bernadette Bolan was in Washington, D.C., this week to observe oral arguments in Ohio v. Clark, the case for which she submitted an amicus brief. Read her Tweets of the proceedings here (opens in a new window). To learn more about her Amicus Project experience, click here (opens in a new window). In other news related to the case, prior to the Supreme Cou ...

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Negotiation Team Takes Second at Government Contracts Negotiation Tournament

At Liberty University School of Law's Sixth Annual National Government Contracts & Programs Negotiation Tournament Competition held earlier this month in Virginia, Southwestern’s team of Jennifer Mascia and Joshua Maldonado performed extremely well, winning Second Place. As part of the competition rules, the 16 teams’ school affiliations remained anonymous. Only the final four were announced. Southweste ...

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Federico Efron, 2014-2015 Siderman Fellow

Argentine human rights attorney Federico Efron is the 2014-2015 Fulbright – Jose Siderman Human Rights Fellow at Southwestern pursuing his LL.M. degree. The fellowship was established in 2008 by the Siderman family, the Fulbright Commission in Argentina and Southwestern. After earning his law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Efron obtained an advanced degree in Criminal Law from Torcuato Di Tella ...

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