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New Intersession Course Explores How to Legally Protect the Elderly

During the first week of January, Southwestern Law School offered a unique, new intersession course, Medical/Legal Aspects of Older Adults - Capacity, Undue Influence, and Abuse, which focused on critical legal issues related to the elderly. The purpose of the class was to help students gain a basic understanding of the issues that the elderly face and greater knowledge and expertise in addressing issues of ...

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Southwestern BLSA Team Wins Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

  At the Western Regional Black Law Student Association's Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, which was held at the University of San Diego last week, Southwestern’s team of Yanick Saila-Ngita and Alexa Whiteside dominated the event. They won First Place Team, Best Respondent Brief, and Saila-Ngita was named Best Oral Advocate. In the preliminary rounds, Southwestern competed against Trinity Law ...

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Agustin Cavana, 2015-2016 Siderman Fellow

Argentine human rights attorney Agustin Cavana is the 2015-2016 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. In Argentina, Cavana worked for the National Penitentiary Procuration, which is responsible for protecting the human rights of federal pri ...

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Southwestern’s Biederman Blog Selected for ABA Journal’s 9th Annual Blawg 100

In an overcrowded blogosphere, Southwestern's Biederman Blog has once again distinguished itself as one of the most creative and informative for those seeking information about entertainment law and news. The hard work of its contributors has been recognized in the ABA Journal's 9th Annual Blawg 100, a compilation of the best legal blogs. The Biederman Blog is created and maintained by students in the Enter ...

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Moot Court Team Takes Second Place at Regional Competition

Last weekend at the Regional Round of the New York City Bar National Moot Court Competition held at Loyola Law School, Southwestern’s team turned in an excellent performance. Out of nine teams from six area law schools, day program students Melissa Agnetti, Laura Free and Dat-Vinh Nguyen won the Second Place Team title. Their performance qualified the team to compete at the national competition in New York ...

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Southwestern Student Receives Prestigious MALDEF Scholarship

Third-year day student Maritza Agundez has been awarded a scholarship from MALDEF.* “MALDEF represents to me a prevalent nationally recognized leader in advocacy for the Latino community,” Agundez said. “Before I came to law school, I didn’t know a single attorney, but keeping up with MALDEF kept me informed of the legal civil rights issues we as a Latino community are facing.” This scholarship is just one ...

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Southwestern to host Annual Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law Symposium

Law students from around Southern California who are interested in Entertainment Law are invited to attend the Annual Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Symposium hosted at Southwestern Law School, and sponsored by the Law School Career Advisors of Southern California. A Los Angeles tradition for over 20 years, the program being held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, features m ...

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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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Four Students Selected as 2015-2016 Biederman Scholars

In an effort to recognize excellence in academic achievement, and encourage and facilitate career success, Southwestern’s Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute established the Biederman Scholars program to help expand opportunities for promising future entertainment lawyers. This year, four outstanding students have been selected for this honor: Adam Gluck, Joel Graboff, Emily Rehm, and ...

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