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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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Negotiation Team Takes Second at Regional Competition, Advances to Nationals

At the regional rounds of the ABA Negotiation Competition held during the first weekend in November in Orange, CA, Southwestern students Gabrielle Assayag, Gabriela Lamond, Matias Castro, and Michael Gamboa performed very well, earning Southwestern a spot in the national rounds to be held early next year. With 24 teams at the competition, Assayag and Lamond advanced to the final round and ultimately won Sec ...

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TAHP Team Takes Second Place at National Competition

At the 24th Annual San Diego Defense Lawyers' Mock Trial Competition held last weekend, Southwestern's team of Monica Arellano, Vira Samouhi, Greg Selarz and Stephanie Williams won Second Place Team. Because it was an anonymous competition, the identity of the teams Southwestern competed against and defeated was not disclosed. However, over 20 teams from 17 law schools around the country participated, inclu ...

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Student Honored for Outstanding Pro Bono Efforts

Third year day program student Alexander Gamez was selected as a second-round finalist and awarded a Merit Distinction amongst a very competitive field for the Annual NALP PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award. The purpose of the Publico Award is to recognize the significant contributions that law students make to underserved populations, the public interest community, and legal education by performing pro bono work. ...

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Southwestern to Host First American Constitution Society Southern California Regional Conference

Co-Sponsored by Southwestern’s ACS Student Chapter, UCLA ACS Student Chapter and the Los Angeles ACS Lawyer Chapter The American Constitution Society (ACS) is a national non-partisan progressive legal organization dedicated to fostering discussion and debate on important legal, public policy, and constitutional issues. On Sunday, October 26, the Southwestern student chapter of the ACS will welcome the other ...

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Southwestern Establishes Youth Offender Parole Hearing Practicum

In 2013, California passed a law that created a specialized parole hearing process for prisoners who were convicted for offenses they committed as juveniles. When this law went into effect in 2014, an estimated 6,000 people in California prisons became eligible for Youth Offender Parole Hearings. These differ from typical parole hearings because the Parole Board must give great weight to the diminished culp ...

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Five Southwestern Students Receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships

Southwestern students Claudia Garcia-Robleno, Monica Ponce de Leon, Ebony Randolph, Damaris Santamaria and Darris Upton-Stuart have been selected to receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships through the organization's 2014 Diversity Scholarship Program.  The recipients, who come from communities underrepresented in the legal profession, were among 33 law students in California chosen from a competitive ...

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International LL.M. Students Get Their Day in Court

Diversity is one of the hallmarks of life in Los Angeles. So it is only fitting that Southwestern’s LL.M. program hosts a cadre of international students from a wide range of countries and cultures. Students from Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, China, England, Netherlands, Russia and Saudi Arabia have come to Southwestern this year to study the American legal system. On August 13, they visited Los Ange ...

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