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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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Southwestern to host Annual Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law Symposium

On Saturday, November 12, Southwestern will host the Annual Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Symposium. A Los Angeles tradition for over 20 years, the symposium features practice-specific panels and breakout sessions that will give participants the opportunity to network with industry professionals. Panelists include counsel for major entertainment companies and attorneys from respected law firms ...

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TAHP Team Earns Fourth Place at National Competition

At the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition in San Francisco, Southwestern’s team of Ebony Randolph, Tyler Zaremba, Esther Kim, and Michelle Lewis took fourth place out of 24 teams, besting representatives from UCLA, Pepperdine, Loyola, UC Berkeley, Thomas Jefferson, UC Hastings, and Cal Western. For Randolph, persistence paid off. She said, "I learned f ...

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Three Students Selected as 2016-2017 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, three outstanding students have been selected for this honor: Corey Geiger, Sara Locke, and Jasen Talis ...

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Southwestern Evening Student Wins Prestigious Award from Federal Bar Association

On October 6 at the Biltmore Hotel, fourth year evening student Aron Hier received the Judge Barry Russell Federal Practice Award presented by the Federal Bar Association. Every year, the Los Angeles chapter of the Federal Bar Association grants the award to a student from each of the five Los Angeles-area ABA approved law schools to honor their achievement in federal courts or practice courses. Hier receiv ...

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