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SCALE II student prepares amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court

As a participant in Southwestern’s Amicus Project, under the supervision of Professor Norman Garland and direction of Professor Michael Epstein, SCALE II student Bernadette Bolan successfully contributed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court for a case that will be argued in March. The U.S. Supreme Court is reserving a seat for Bolan, and she will fly to Washington D.C. to observe oral arguments in the ...

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Southwestern receives grant from California Bar Foundation to grow diversity pipeline program

In an effort to help increase diversity in the legal profession, the California Bar Foundation has awarded Southwestern Law School a $15,000 grant for the Southern California Legal Diversity Pipeline Coalition. Collaborative partnerships, creative activities and efforts have been developed to raise student awareness and interest in law as a profession, to increase student aspirations including higher educat ...

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Paralegals Parachute into Law School

Three members of the Southwestern community are featured in a new article for KNOW magazine about former paralegals who have gone on to pursue a J.D: degree. Hon. Tara Flanagan ’98, a Superior Court Judge in Alameda County; Steven Lundberg ’13, an attorney at the Law Offices of Marcia Kraft; and third-year evening student Heather Sweatman discussed a variety of topics such as how their paralegal background ...

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Southwestern Students Recognized for Contributions to Public Service

Six Southwestern students were recently recognized for their dedication to serving those in need. Karina Godoy received the George and Katrina Woolverton Public Service Award. Additionally, Public Interest Law Service Awards were bestowed upon five recipients, including: Esther Chan, Alexander Gamez, Angelic Malia Ho, Andrés Holguin-Flores (with Distinction) and Kimberly Oros. The George and Katrina Woolver ...

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Southwestern, UCLA and Pepperdine Law Schools Receive State Bar Grant to Establish Attorney Incubator Program Consortium

The State Bar of California's Commission on Access to Justice has awarded a grant to Southwestern Law School, UCLA School of Law and Pepperdine University School of Law to establish a modest means incubator, a pilot program to help new attorneys launch and develop viable law practices serving modest means clients. The law schools have partnered with local legal aid organizations and the Los Angeles County L ...

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Southwestern Alumna and Trustee Provides Essential Mentoring and Scholarship Funds to Women J.D. and J.D./M.B.A. students

Larraine Segil ’79 had always attended the most prestigious schools when living in South Africa.  But when she and her husband immigrated to the United States, even the outstanding education she received at University of the Witwatersrand did little to prepare her for figuring out how to continue her education and build a career in Los Angeles as a working mother without resources and guidance. In 2009, she ...

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Southwestern’s Biederman Blog Again Makes ABA Blawg 100 – Votes needed to earn top spot in IP

Southwestern’s Biederman Blog has once again been nominated for the ABA Annual Blawg 100! Help us earn a top slot in the Intellectual Property category by registering and voting here by December 19: http://bit.ly/1rUGZee. “Your vote for the Biederman Blog provides a great way to remind the national legal community of Southwestern's strengths and great reputation, especially in Entertainment Law. The blog, l ...

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Emily Rehm, Second Year Evening Program

When Emily Rehm was a teenager, she loved going to concerts. But unlike the throngs of young people who dream of becoming rock stars, Rehm realized that her fun experience was actually someone else’s job. She spoke to tour managers and promoters to learn about what they do, and how they played a role in producing performances. "I realized that someone had to work on the business side of entertainment,” she ...

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International Students Grad School Fair

Through the online International Students Day Grad School Fair hosted by CollegeWeek Live on November 19, Southwestern faculty, students, alumni and deans will be available online for 12 hours to chat with prospective students from around the world. From 1:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST), prospective students can join in online to learn about Southwestern’s 2-, 3- and 4-year full-time and part- ...

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Moot Court team wins Second Place regional round of competition

Southwestern’s team of Rebecca Eckley (writer) and oralists Roy Manukyan and Candace Rodriguez delivered an outstanding performance at the Region 15 round of the New York Bar National Moot Court Competition last weekend. Out of the 13 teams that competed, Southwestern took Second Place. Additionally, Rodriguez was named Best Oralist in the Final Round and Manukyan was named Best Oralist of the Preliminary R ...

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