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Southwestern to Offer Dual LL.M. Degree with Law School in India

Southwestern has partnered with the Jindal Global Law School in India to offer an 18-month dual LL.M. degree program. Upon completion, graduates will have two LL.M. degrees – one from Southwestern and the other from Jindal. Professor Priya Gupta, Faculty Director of the General LL.M. Program at Southwestern Law School, said: "Southwestern is thrilled to be working with JGLS on this new endeavor in legal edu ...

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Southwestern Law School to Honor Prominent Alumni and Friends at Annual Awards Event

On Thursday, March 9, the Southwestern Alumni Association will honor distinguished members of the Southwestern Law School community at the 28th Annual Alumni Awards Gala. This year’s reception will be held at the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion featuring Endeavour and recognize seven individuals, as well as a law firm, for making a difference at Southwestern and within the legal community ...

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Southwestern Recognized for Diversity and International Programs in preLaw Magazine

In its Winter 2017 issue, preLaw Magazine ranked Southwestern 8th in the nation for diversity among law schools (page 29). In the same issue, Southwestern received a top grade for its international law options. Out of 140 schools that provide a concentration or certification in international law, only 32 received a B+ or better for their international offerings. Assigning grades based on the breadth of a la ...

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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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Negotiation Team Earns Second Place at Regional Competition

Last month, at the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition in San Diego, Southwestern's team of Blanca Martinez and Nolan Scarr finished in Second Place out of 16 participating teams. They defeated competitors from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Chapman, and in the final round, California Western School of Law. Their outstanding performance earned them a spot at the national competition in Chicago, where ...

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

For the fourth 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 giv ...

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Gaspar Lopez, 2016-2017 Siderman Fellow

Gaspar Lopez, the 2016-2017 Jose Siderman-Fulbright Human Rights Fellow at Southwestern, became interested in human rights and constitutional studies before he completed law school at National University of Tucumán Law School. “It was a decisive moment in my career to start working for ANDHES, an organization that serves the northwest region of Argentina, and it was meaningful because it provided me with a ...

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Negotiation Teams Take Third and Fifth Place at Competition

At the William and Mary School of Law International Law Negotiation Competition in Virginia, two teams from Southwestern placed in the top five. Vera Hovhannisyan and Rudolf Petrosyan took 3rd Place and Grace Kim and Sam Moriarty earned 5th place. They defeated teams from Georgetown University, University of Houston, and University of North Carolina. They also placed ahead of teams from American University, ...

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