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ABA Criminal Justice Section Names Award After Professor Myrna Raeder

The Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association has established a new award, which is named in memory of Southwestern Professor Myrna Raeder and Washington College of Law at American University Professor Eric Taslitz. On October 24, the first Raeder-Taslitz Award was presented to Steve Saltzburg, a professor at the George Washington University Law School. Members of Professor Raeder’s and Profe ...

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Southwestern to present international exhibit “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich”

Two formal presentations at Southwestern will explore the failure of the rule of law in Nazi Germany in conjunction with the exhibit In 1933 Germany, a decree was issued to deny Jewish judges and lawyers access to the courts, jettisoning individual rights and the rule of law during the Nazi era. In 2000, the German Federal Bar created a traveling exhibit, "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany U ...

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New Issue of JIMEL Features an Especially Diverse Set of Articles

Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL), published in conjunction with the American Bar Association's Forums on Communications Law and the Entertainment and Sports Industries, is now available. According to Professor Michael Epstein, the Journal's Supervising Editor, the media and entertainment articles selected for this issue are especially diverse. "The topics ...

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Southwestern’s Winning Client Counseling Team Headed to National ABA Competition

In February, Southwestern's Negotiation Honors Program (NHP) competed in the regional round of the ABA Client Counseling Competition, which was held in Santa Clara, California. Southwestern was represented by two teams: Nina Dangourian and April Macaraeg, and Rebecca Ghadimi and Yasha Rastegari. Both teams ultimately advanced to the semi-finals of the competition, and April Macaraeg and Nina Dangourian won ...

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Southwestern Student Selected for Prestigious ABA Intellectual Property Law Section Honor

Southwestern student Janinda Gunawardene is one of only 13 students from across the country selected to participate in the Annual Law Student Reporters Program of the American Bar Association's Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL). As a participant in this program, she will attend the 29th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Arlington, Virginia in April and report on the legal programmi ...

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Southwestern Team Takes First Place at ABA Mediation Competition

In February, Southwestern competed in the regional round of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition, which was held at Southwestern. Out of 12 teams that competed, Imran Rahman, Diana Shaginian, Ani Tolmoyan and Andrew Paster, represented the law school exceptionally well. Rahman and Shaginian (pictured above) advanced to the final round and won First Place when they defeated the team from Arizona S ...

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Professor Myrna Raeder to be Honored by ABA Criminal Justice Section

Professor Myrna Raeder has been selected to receive the prestigious Charles R. English Award from the Criminal Justice Section (CJS) of the American Bar Association (ABA). The award is bestowed on judges, prosecutors, members of the defense bar, academics and other attorneys who are members of the Section and have distinguished themselves by their work in the field of criminal justice. She will be presented ...

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