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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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Peer Mentoring – The Faculty Version

This past weekend, the professors became the students when a lively group of more than 65 full-time and adjunct faculty members gathered at Southwestern for a full-day workshop on Excellence in Teaching. Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian, who coordinated the effort, recruited faculty members and recent graduates to lead the sessions. Professors Calnan, Carpenter, Hart, Ramos, Turner and Dean Gharakhanian gave p ...

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New Student Residents Make Plans for Their New Home in the Residences on 7th

As the finishing touches are being made on Southwestern's beautiful new on-campus student residences, future residents are taking tours and choosing their units. Now that the scaffolding has been removed, the distinctive architecture of the complex is evident. Built-ins and custom furnishings are being installed, and vibrant contemporary design elements are adding character to the community spaces. Lauren F ...

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