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Southwestern reaches Semi-Finals in American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition

In March at the regional round of the American Association for Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, Southwestern students Esther Kim and Joey Mitchell for the Plaintiff team and Samuel Stone and Natalie Lowis for the Defense team performed very well, defeating teams from Cal Western, Thomas Jefferson, and Chapman to reach the semi-final round of the competition. The team of four won Regional Runner-Up. Kim d ...

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Moot Court Team Wins Best Brief

At the 22nd Annual Tulane Law School Mardi Gras Invitational National Sports Law Moot Court Competition held on February 21 to 24, Southwestern’s team of Matilda Barseghian, Mikaela Cox and Rita Dilorenzo won First Place Brief out of 25 participating teams. Alumnus Oliver Vasquez ’00 coached the team. The competitors explained that the biggest challenge was finding time to prepare for the competition, which ...

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Negotiation Teams Take Third and Fifth Place at Competition

At the William and Mary School of Law International Law Negotiation Competition in Virginia, two teams from Southwestern placed in the top five. Vera Hovhannisyan and Rudolf Petrosyan took 3rd Place and Grace Kim and Sam Moriarty earned 5th place. They defeated teams from Georgetown University, University of Houston, and University of North Carolina. They also placed ahead of teams from American University, ...

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TAHP Team Earns Fourth Place at National Competition

At the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition in San Francisco, Southwestern’s team of Ebony Randolph, Tyler Zaremba, Esther Kim, and Michelle Lewis took fourth place out of 24 teams, besting representatives from UCLA, Pepperdine, Loyola, UC Berkeley, Thomas Jefferson, UC Hastings, and Cal Western. For Randolph, persistence paid off. She said, "I learned f ...

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Strong advocacy skills help first-year LAWS students excel in Intramural Competitions

Since 2009, Southwestern has offered a unique, three-track Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS) curriculum for students. It is especially thrilling to watch first-year students display their newly-cultivated abilities across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year's 1Ls continued to wow judges when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwester ...

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Negotiation Team Takes Second Place at Competition

Last month, at the NFL Football Negotiation Tournament hosted by Liberty University School of Law in Virginia, Southwestern’s team of Sevan Movsesian and Nicole Pronk took Second Place. In the semi-final rounds, the team defeated UC Hastings. Four teams made it to the final round, where Southwestern’s team defeated Stetson University (4th place) and UC Davis (3rd place). Once the facts for the preliminary r ...

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JD/MBA Students to Represent Drucker at Regional Mergers and Acquisitions Competition

Recent Southwestern graduate Phillip Leathers '15 and current student Joshua Maldonado '16, who are enrolled in the Southwestern-Drucker JD/MBA program, were part of a five-member team that won the intramural round of the ACG Cup Competition held at the Drucker Graduate School of Management. This mergers and acquisitions competition is hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).  Teams first compe ...

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Southwestern BLSA Team Wins Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

  At the Western Regional Black Law Student Association's Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, which was held at the University of San Diego last week, Southwestern’s team of Yanick Saila-Ngita and Alexa Whiteside dominated the event. They won First Place Team, Best Respondent Brief, and Saila-Ngita was named Best Oral Advocate. In the preliminary rounds, Southwestern competed against Trinity Law ...

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Southwestern team wins National Sports Negotiation Competition

Out of the 40 teams from across the nation that participated in the Thomas Jefferson National Sports Law Negotiation Competition last weekend, Southwestern’s team of Amanda Figueroa and Jennifer Mascia won first place. The competition featured teams from Texas Tech University School of Law, Georgetown Law, Fordham University School of Law, and University of California Hastings.  Figueroa and Mascia directly ...

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Negotiation Team Takes Second Place at National Competition

After winning the regional round of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition in March, Southwestern’s team of Amanda Figueroa and Chris White performed exceptionally well at the National Competition held in April in Seattle, taking Second Place. Eight teams (out of the total of 96 original participating teams) that had won their respective regional competitions attended the Nationals. During the prel ...

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