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What Can I Do?

In recent months, many people have asked “What Can I Do?” to help promote justice and the rule of law, and to foster a sense of community, inclusiveness, and fairness. At Southwestern Law School, we have some answers to those questions. Below you will find opportunities designed specifically for students, alumni, attorneys, and everyone else. Find the section that applies best to you to see how you can be a ...

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Dean Prager and Professor Carpenter Among “Most Influential People in Legal Education 2016″

Once again, Dean Susan Prager and Professor Catherine Carpenter have landed in the National Jurist’s Top 25 "Most Influential People in Legal Education." Dean Prager and Professor Carpenter are listed on page 19 of the most recent issue of the magazine, taking spots 17 and 25 on the prestigious roster. To read more click here. ...

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Southwestern Shines at Western Regional BLSA Convention

Last weekend, at the Western Regional Black Law Students Association Convention held at Seattle University School of Law, Southwestern excelled. Yanick Saila-Ngita, co-president of Southwestern's BLSA chapter, was awarded Advocate of the Year for his commitment to and work for social justice.  Another aspect of the Convention included the Western Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition in which S ...

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Alumnus Elected to Board of Directors of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Sanford Michelman '95, co-founder and chairman of Michelman & Robinson LLP in Los Angeles, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Mr. Michelman was elected by member banks as one of three Class B directors, a designation given to directors who represent the public with "due but not exclusive consideration to the interests of agriculture, commerce, industry, s ...

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Southwestern Law School and the Media Law Resource Center Present 14th Annual Conference

As the digital age makes it easier than ever for anyone to generate original and derivative works while expanding the reach of such creations, how do artists protect their intellectual property? How do producers set up strategic distribution deals with international markets and deal with censorship and other adaptations that may need to be considered? How does the entertainment industry keep pace with the i ...

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Alumna Appointed Chief Judge of the Nevada Court of Appeals

On January 2, Hon. Abbi Silver '89, will become the first woman to serve as Chief Judge of the Nevada Court of Appeals. She was elected to the Las Vegas Municipal Court in 2003, the Las Vegas Justice Court in 2006, and to the Eighth Judicial District Court in 2009, and again in 2014. "I am so thrilled and honored to be the first female Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Nevada," Judge Silver said. "Two ...

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Negotiation Team Earns Second Place at Regional Competition

Last month, at the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition in San Diego, Southwestern's team of Blanca Martinez and Nolan Scarr finished in Second Place out of 16 participating teams. They defeated competitors from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Chapman, and in the final round, California Western School of Law. Their outstanding performance earned them a spot at the national competition in Chicago, where ...

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Moldovan Fulbright Scholar Enriches Legal and Cultural Education at Southwestern

In August, Professor Aliona Cara-Rusnac, her husband Vlad and her daughter Caroline arrived in Los Angeles from Moldova, a small country in Eastern Europe landlocked between Romania and the Ukraine. An Associate Professor of Law at Moldova State University, Professor Cara-Rusnac has 10 years of experience researching immigration law. As the Fall 2016 Fulbright Research Scholar, Los Angeles was an ideal dest ...

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Southwestern Partners with “Giving Tuesday” to Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

For the fourth year, Southwestern has joined the national movement and become a proud partner of Giving Tuesday, coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday season. This day of giving is meant to harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals - and transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giv ...

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New Co-Directors Neil Ollivierra and Robert Lind Catapult Southwestern’s Biederman Institute Into New Era

Robert Lind is a Southwestern icon, renowned entertainment law expert, prolific author of preeminent texts and treatises, and a mentor and champion of students and alums alike. Prior to his appointment at Southwestern, Professor Ollivierra served as in-house counsel to various motion picture and television studios at the highest level of business and legal affairs, including Lionsgate Entertainment (“The Hu ...

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