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Recent JD/MBA Graduates Share their Perspectives on the Concurrent Degree Program

Recent JD/MBA graduates share their perspectives on the concurrent degree program offered by Southwestern and The Drucker Graduate School of Management. According to Shafiel Karim, SCALE JD/MBA ‚Äô13, ‚ÄúBoth schools taught me to think deeply about a problem and defend a particular conclusion or course of action with well-reasoned analysis. Both skills are essential to effective lawyering and management.‚ÄĚ Read ...

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Business and Community Leader Lauren Leichtman ’77 Creates Historic Scholarship Fund at Southwestern Law School

Southwestern trustee Lauren B. Leichtman '77, and her husband, Arthur E. Levine, co-founders of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), have established the Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Family Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund at Southwestern with a pledge of $1 million. The new fund will provide financial assistance for outstanding students with a demonstrated interest in business, financ ...

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Alumni Q&A with Bruce Tollner ’91

Q: What inspired you to become a sports agent? Was it your background as a student athlete in high school and college? A: I did enjoy playing sports in high school and at USC, but I think it was more being around my father during his years coaching football in college and in the National Football League. I wanted to guide young people throughout their career on and off the field. Q: After working for the Bu ...

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Alumni Q&A with Robert McNeill ’79

Q: How did your experience with Dr. Martin Luther King in the '60s impact your desire to pursue a career in the law? A: He inspired me to focus on rights. He taught me the importance of insisting on one’s rights. That stayed with me and influenced me to study law after I graduated. He was a very important influence on me. I was also impressed by how articulate he was, and how he explained things so that you ...

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A Glimpse Back In Time: 1925 Commencement Speech

As valedictorian of the Southwestern Class of 1925, Ivan Miller described commencement as a bittersweet moment, and exploded the myth of the strict and demanding law professors of that era, exclaiming, "No one occupies a higher place in our regard or a more lasting niche in our memory than the professors who worked so unselfishly to prepare us for our chosen profession." Miller, a former telegraph operator ...

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Maria Palomares ’09 Earns Prestigious Award from Western Center on Law & Poverty

On June 25, Southwestern alumna Maria Palomares '09 was honored as the 2014 Fair Shake Rock Star by the Western Center on Law & Poverty for her work as a civil rights advocate. Palomares is a Housing and Consumer Law Attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. In her position, she works to preserve affordable housing, and fight housing discrimination based on race, language barriers ...

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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 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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SCALE and Transfer Students Compete for TAHP Positions

SCALE and transfer students recently competed against one another to earn spots as advocates with the Trial Advocacy Honors Program. The final round, which was held last Friday, came down to two SCALE students: Scott Adrian and Linh Cao. After a well-fought match, Scott Adrian was named the winner. ...

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Mongolian Judges Visit Southwestern

Judge Ronald Lew '71 of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and a trustee of Southwestern, hosted a delegation of appellate judges from Mongolia as part of a cultural and legal exchange program sponsored by Open World. The program provided them with exposure to the American justice system, both federal and state, through meetings with judges and administrators at all levels of the ...

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