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Southern California Super Lawyers 2015

Southwestern alumni were prominently listed among the attorneys recognized in the 2015 Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process included independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Those Southern California lawyers w ...

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Scenes from Steven Sills ’87 “In Conversation” at Southwestern Law School

Scenes from the recent "A Conversation With..." series with Steven Sills '87, Partner and Motion Picture and TV Audit Expert at Green, Hasson and Janks. To view more photos from this event, visit Southwestern's Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/swlaw/sets/72157651053042910/ This event is now available for viewing on Southwestern's Livestream page: http://new.livestream.com/SouthwesternLawSchool/ste ...

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SOUTHWESTERN TRAILBLAZERS

Did you know that the Hon. Shala Sabet ’85 of the San Bernardino County Superior Court was the first Iranian appointed as a judge in California when Governor Pete Wilson named her to the bench in 1993? Judge Sabet is featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Judicial Profile this week. Read more about Judge Sabet here (opens in a new window). ...

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Motion Picture and Television Audit Expert Steven Sills ’87 “In Conversation” at Southwestern Law School

Steven Sills '87, Partner and Motion Picture and TV Audit Expert at Green Hasson Janks, will be the next guest for Southwestern Law School’s "A Conversation with…." series, presented by Southwestern’s Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, will conduct the discussion on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Southwestern. "Steve Sil ...

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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 ’13, “Both 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.” 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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