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Faculty in the Media

Fortune Magazine’s Chris Matthews discusses CEO pay in the article "Your boss is way better than you at getting a raise." He includes references to and quotes from Professor Michael Dorff’s new book and the argument that increases in CEO compensation have far outstripped what executives actually produce for their firms and society at large. In his guest column for The Hollywood Reporter titled, "James Garne ...

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Faculty in the Media

With the impending elections to fill two seats on the LA County Board of Supervisors, Adjunct Professor Miriam Krinsky weighs in on what new supervisors will face in the way of challenging decisions and responsibilities in the LA Daily News article "Candidates vying for seats on Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will face new era of governance."  Are scholarship football students considered employees ...

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Adjunct Professor Writes Amicus Brief for Landmark Immigration Case

On February 1, Sergio Garcia was sworn in as a lawyer at the California state capitol in Sacramento. In a case that has garnered national media attention, the California State Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in January that allowed Mr. Garcia, an undocumented immigrant, admission to the state bar. Adjunct Professor Juan Ramos wrote an amicus brief on behalf of the Mexican American Bar Association (MA ...

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“Guns and Ammo 101″ – The Real World of Forensic Evidence

It looked like a typical first day of class for new law enforcement recruits: The size, scope and variety of firearms resting on the desks was impressive and intimidating. Students inspected rifles, shotguns and revolvers. While some looked uncomfortable, others appeared at ease and were clearly competent at handling the weapons. They practiced handling (empty) magazines. After the weapons had been cleared, ...

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Southwestern Appellate Litigation Practicum Students Win Published Ruling in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Class of 2013 graduates Isaiah Costas and Alexis Diamond successfully advocate immigration case When it comes to practicing law, one of the most effective ways to prepare students for the profession is to get experience litigating real cases. As participants in Southwestern's Appellate Litigation Practicum, recent alumni Isaiah Costas '13 and Alexis Diamond '13 had their day in court. Last August, under the ...

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Adjunct Professors Support New Grads Preparing for Bar Exam

Southwestern Establishes New Adjunct Faculty Bar Scholarship Fund to Recognize Tremendous Generosity The dedicated members of the bench and bar who serve on Southwestern's adjunct faculty greatly enhance the curriculum and make a tremendous difference in the education of their students. Each year, a number of these professors also go above and beyond in their commitment to the law school by volunteering to ...

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Southwestern Professor’s New Book Recounts the Life of Famous Hollywood Attorney

Adjunct Professor James Gladstone has written a biography of a famous entertainment lawyer Greg Bautzer, who is best known for representing the richest man in the world - Howard Hughes. In The Man Who Seduced Hollywood: The Life and Loves of Greg Bautzer, Tinseltown's Most Powerful Lawyer (Chicago Review Press 2013), Professor Gladstone chronicles Bautzer's illustrious legal career and incredible dating lif ...

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