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Five Southwestern Students Receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships

Southwestern students Claudia Garcia-Robleno, Monica Ponce de Leon, Ebony Randolph, Damaris Santamaria and Darris Upton-Stuart have been selected to receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships through the organization's 2014 Diversity Scholarship Program.  The recipients, who come from communities underrepresented in the legal profession, were among 33 law students in California chosen from a competitive ...

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Nine Southwestern Students Awarded Scholarships by the Mexican American Bar Foundation

The Mexican American Bar Foundation (MABF) awarded scholarships to nine Southwestern students at its 23rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala last weekend. Of the 26 scholarships awarded, Southwestern students made up the largest contingent of honorees, including Maritza Agundez, Lauren Fierro, Jeffrey Garcia, Monique Moncayo, Candace Rodriguez, Patricia Salcedo, Nalleli Sandoval, Sophia Segura and Jessica V ...

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Southwestern Honored with National Higher Education Diversity Award for a Second Year

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has announced that Southwestern is among the schools to receive the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. In its second year, HEED honors U.S. colleges and universities demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Southwestern was once again one of just two law schools on the list - and the only law school to be honored for a secon ...

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Diversity Week: Faculty Share Research on Gay Teen Murder Trial

A panel discussion on "Gay Panic and the Lawrence King Murder Case," the latest event in the SBA Faculty Research Series, attracted a 'standing room only' audience last week as Professor Kelly Strader, Associate Dean Molly Selvin and Second-year Evening Student/Research Assistant Lindsey Hay discussed the compelling case of a gay 8th grader in an Oxnard middle school killed by a classmate. The three panelis ...

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Diversity Week: Public Counsel Panel Discusses “Pathways to Justice”

A panel of attorneys from Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, helped kick off Southwestern's annual Diversity Week this past week with "Pathways to Justice: Changing Lives Through Public Interest Lawyering." The attorneys discussed how they attained their public interest positions, the impact their work has on helping the indigent, and how law students can get involved through summer cle ...

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Southwestern Recognized by State Bar for Excellence in Promoting Diversity in the Legal Profession

Southwestern has been selected to receive the 2013 State Bar of California Organizational Diversity Award. The State Bar Diversity Awards were established in 2001 by the Board of Governors to recognize outstanding efforts to promote diversity in the legal profession, in particular, to recognize efforts that ensure the full and equal opportunity of all persons for entry and advancement in California's legal ...

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Southwestern Partners with HNBA in New Legal Education Action Program for Hispanic Youth

Twenty-two outstanding high school students from around the country have been selected to participate in the inaugural session of the Legal Education Action Program (LEAP) presented by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Legal Education Fund. Designed to introduce Hispanic high school students to the U.S. legal system and increase diversity in the profession, the program will be held June 23-30 in ...

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Southwestern Alumnae Chair Foundation Boards of Influential Women Business Leaders’ Organizations

Two prominent Southwestern alumnae, who are members of the law school's Board of Trustees and adjunct faculty, spearhead major organizations for women in leadership. Daphne Anneet '94 is Chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners - Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA) Foundation, and Larraine Segil '79 serves as Global Vice Chair of the Governing Board and as Global Chair of the Foundation Board for The C ...

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