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Evening Student Elected To Neighborhood Council

Second year evening student Ellen Oganesyan has been elected to the North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council. The council is governed by a board of 15 elected stakeholders who serve four-year terms. Elections are held approximately every two years. The NHNEC was created to serve the stakeholders and to provide a better link between local neighborhoods and City Hall. “I chose to run for the council be ...

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Southwestern Law Review Wins Annual Honors Program Members’ Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Southwestern Law Review, the 2016 winners of Southwestern's annual Honors Program Members' Challenge! 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 also gives alumni the opportunity to ...

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Commencement 2016 Student Speaker and Singer Selected

At Southwestern's 101st Commencement Ceremony on May 15 at the Shrine Auditorium, Damaris Santamaria will deliver the student commencement address, and Amanda Brooksbank will sing the national anthem. They are both members of the SCALE class. Santamaria, who would like to pursue a career in public interest law, hopes to become a public defender. She has worked for the ACLU in the past and would also like to ...

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Southwestern Students Honored for Public Service Contributions at Annual Lunch

Public interest is a central component of Southwestern’s curriculum and philosophy, and students are encouraged to participate in public service through a wide range of programs and individual pursuits. On April 18, Southwestern students and faculty gathered at the Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon to salute all the students who have collectively volunteered thousands of hours over the past year to prov ...

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Strong advocacy skills help first-year LAWS students excel in Intramural Competitions

Since 2009, Southwestern has offered a unique, three-track Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS) curriculum for students. It is especially thrilling to watch first-year students display their newly-cultivated abilities across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year's 1Ls continued to wow judges when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwester ...

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New Music Attorneys Share Career Stories and Tips

Brandon Intelligator and Jessie Winkler graduated from Southwestern in 2015. And they both quickly landed jobs as music attorneys: Intelligator works at the Law Offices of David A. Helfant and Winkler is with LaPolt Law, PC. On March 31, the Music Law Society presented a panel in which these two new attorneys talked about why they wanted to go into music law, how they landed jobs so quickly, and what it is ...

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Negotiation Team Takes Second Place at Competition

Last month, at the NFL Football Negotiation Tournament hosted by Liberty University School of Law in Virginia, Southwestern’s team of Sevan Movsesian and Nicole Pronk took Second Place. In the semi-final rounds, the team defeated UC Hastings. Four teams made it to the final round, where Southwestern’s team defeated Stetson University (4th place) and UC Davis (3rd place). Once the facts for the preliminary r ...

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Melissa Agnetti, Third Year Day Program

Melissa Agnetti believes in embracing opportunity. Originally from New York, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, where she majored in History with a minor in Political Science. Early on, Agnetti had an interest in entertainment law. When she found that law schools in her area did not offer the depth and breadth of courses she was looking for, she discovered Southwestern. Once she had app ...

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Moot Court Team Earns Second Place Brief

Earlier this month at the 21st Annual Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Moot Court Competition, Southwestern’s team of writer Jaime Hernandez and oralists Damaris Santamaria and Dane Schrader produced the brief that took Second Place out of 26 submissions. The average brief score amongst all submissions was an 86, while Southwestern’s team earned a highly impressive score of 95.6. Hernandez explaine ...

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JD/MBA Students to Represent Drucker at Regional Mergers and Acquisitions Competition

Recent Southwestern graduate Phillip Leathers '15 and current student Joshua Maldonado '16, who are enrolled in the Southwestern-Drucker JD/MBA program, were part of a five-member team that won the intramural round of the ACG Cup Competition held at the Drucker Graduate School of Management. This mergers and acquisitions competition is hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).  Teams first compe ...

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