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Lauren Fierro receives prestigious scholarship

Fourth year PLEAS student Lauren Fierro has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the Florence-Marie Cooper Scholarship, which helps non-traditional students who are pursuing a second career in law. Prior to enrolling at Southwestern, Fierro worked in the fitness industry for nine years. She currently works at a part time job, and is raising her 18-month-old son who was born during her second year of law sch ...

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Southwestern hosts launch celebration for innovative legal incubator consortium with UCLA and Pepperdine

Southwestern hosted the Launch Celebration for the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC) to introduce the 10 lawyers selected for the inaugural class of the program. Designed to help new attorneys develop effective solo practices while serving modest means clients, LAIC is a partnership made up of Southwestern, Pepperdine and UCLA law schools; five local legal aid organizations; and the Los Angeles County ...

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New Issue of Entertainment Journal Explores Hot Topic of Drones

Volume 5, Issue 2 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL) has been published and is devoted entirely to the law and regulation surrounding the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) by entertainment and media entities. The issue contains articles written as a result of the 2014 Drone Symposium Conference, “Using Drones in the News and Entertainment Industries: Legal and ...

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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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Eleven Southwestern Students Awarded Scholarships by the Mexican American Bar Foundation

The Mexican American Bar Foundation (MABF) awarded scholarships to 11 Southwestern students at its 24th Anniversary Scholarship and Awards Gala last weekend. Of the 30 scholarships awarded, Southwestern students made up the largest contingent of honorees. They included Francisco Alcala, Jasmina Aragon, Michael Ferral, Lauren Fierro, Martin Gattas, Nathalie Meza Contreras, Monique Moncayo, Jazmin Ramirez, Ca ...

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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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From Middle School to Law School: Two determined young women pursue their dreams together

When Dulce Vasquez and Ashley Williams met in middle school, they seemed to have little in common. They were from different ethnic backgrounds and home lives. Vasquez lived with her traditional family. Williams spent her childhood in the foster care system. But both of them were outstanding students who shared a passion for learning. They became best friends and wound up going to high school, college and la ...

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Trial Advocacy Honors Program Wins Annual Honors Program Members’ Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program, the 2015 winners of Southwestern's annual Honors Program Members' Challenge for the second year in a row! The challenge is designed to help Southwestern reconnect specifically with those alumni who participated in Law Review, Law Journal, Moot Court or the Trial Advocacy Honors Program from the class of 1995 to the most recent class. It al ...

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Negotiation Team Takes Second Place at National Competition

After winning the regional round of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition in March, Southwestern’s team of Amanda Figueroa and Chris White performed exceptionally well at the National Competition held in April in Seattle, taking Second Place. Eight teams (out of the total of 96 original participating teams) that had won their respective regional competitions attended the Nationals. During the prel ...

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First year law students continue tradition of superb advocacy

One of the most innovative aspects of Southwestern’s curriculum is the way that first-year students learn about legal analysis, writing and advocacy skills across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year’s 1Ls did not disappoint when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwestern's 2015 Intramural Advocacy Competitions, the culminating activity of S ...

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