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Mehrnaz Hadian Earns First Bioscience Industry Law Certificate

Southwestern/Keck partnership offers unique curriculum Dr. Mehrnaz Hadian, a critical care physician and fourth-year evening student at Southwestern, is the first to complete the Keck Bioscience Industry Law and Practice Certificate program, which provides Southwestern students and Keck Graduate Institute students who pursue the certificate with a unique understanding of the interplay between law and the fa ...

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Southwestern Takes Top Honors at Delta Theta Phi Convention

Southwestern's Hon. Marshall Francis McComb Delta Theta Phi Senate had a very impressive showing at the international legal fraternity's 59th Biennial Convention and Leadership Conference, which was held July 29 through August 1 in Washington D.C. This year, the McComb Senate brought home three awards: Outstanding Senate in the Nation for the McComb Senate, Outstanding Student in the Nation for Jason Barth, ...

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Southwestern student speaks at congressional briefing in Washington, DC

During a Congressional briefing on July 28 on Capitol Hill, Southwestern student Ashley Williams shared her experiences growing up in the foster care system. Williams is one of 12 individuals from across the nation who have been in Washington, DC for 10 weeks this summer as part of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Program™. This assignment provides you ...

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Lauren Fierro receives prestigious scholarship

Fourth year PLEAS student Lauren Fierro has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the Florence-Marie Cooper Scholarship, which helps non-traditional students who are pursuing a second career in law. Prior to enrolling at Southwestern, Fierro worked in the fitness industry for nine years. She currently works at a part time job, and is raising her 18-month-old son who was born during her second year of law sch ...

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Southwestern hosts launch celebration for innovative legal incubator consortium with UCLA and Pepperdine

Southwestern hosted the Launch Celebration for the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC) to introduce the 10 lawyers selected for the inaugural class of the program. Designed to help new attorneys develop effective solo practices while serving modest means clients, LAIC is a partnership made up of Southwestern, Pepperdine and UCLA law schools; five local legal aid organizations; and the Los Angeles County ...

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New Issue of Entertainment Journal Explores Hot Topic of Drones

Volume 5, Issue 2 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL) has been published and is devoted entirely to the law and regulation surrounding the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) by entertainment and media entities. The issue contains articles written as a result of the 2014 Drone Symposium Conference, “Using Drones in the News and Entertainment Industries: Legal and ...

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Two Southwestern Students Recognized by the Beverly Hills Bar Association

During the recent California Supreme Court Luncheon hosted by the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), Southwestern students Maritza Agundez (Third year/Day program) and Daniel Kadin (Second year/Day program) received recognition. Agundez received the BHBA scholarship and Kadin was awarded Honorable Mention in the BHBA Rule of Law Writing Compeition for his paper, "Fair Law and Fair Access: Why Federalizin ...

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Eleven Southwestern Students Awarded Scholarships by the Mexican American Bar Foundation

The Mexican American Bar Foundation (MABF) awarded scholarships to 11 Southwestern students at its 24th Anniversary Scholarship and Awards Gala last weekend. Of the 30 scholarships awarded, Southwestern students made up the largest contingent of honorees. They included Francisco Alcala, Jasmina Aragon, Michael Ferral, Lauren Fierro, Martin Gattas, Nathalie Meza Contreras, Monique Moncayo, Jazmin Ramirez, Ca ...

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Class of 2015 Celebrates at Southwestern Law School’s 100th Commencement

A century after the first graduate completed her law degree and became the first female public defender in the country, the members of the Class of 2015 and their families, friends and faculty gathered at the Shrine Auditorium on May 17 for Southwestern's 100th Commencement Ceremony. The milestone occasion was attended by former deans and members of the founder’s family. The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan, Ass ...

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From Middle School to Law School: Two determined young women pursue their dreams together

When Dulce Vasquez and Ashley Williams met in middle school, they seemed to have little in common. They were from different ethnic backgrounds and home lives. Vasquez lived with her traditional family. Williams spent her childhood in the foster care system. But both of them were outstanding students who shared a passion for learning. They became best friends and wound up going to high school, college and la ...

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