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Southwestern to Host Symposium Dedicated to the Memory of Renowned Professor, Scholar and Gender Equity Advocate Myrna Raeder

When renowned scholar and beloved Southwestern Law School Professor Myrna S. Raeder passed away on November 16, 2013, she left behind an influential body of work. From sexual assault and domestic violence to evidentiary rules, sentencing and correctional policies in both the adult and juvenile systems, Professor Raeder’s work always focused on the effects of the criminal justice system on women as both vict ...

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TAHP Team Takes Second Place at National Competition

At the 24th Annual San Diego Defense Lawyers' Mock Trial Competition held last weekend, Southwestern's team of Monica Arellano, Vira Samouhi, Greg Selarz and Stephanie Williams won Second Place Team. Because it was an anonymous competition, the identity of the teams Southwestern competed against and defeated was not disclosed. However, over 20 teams from 17 law schools around the country participated, inclu ...

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Southwestern Alumnus Wins Prestigious Award From Federal Bar Foundation

On October 2, Southwestern alumnus Steven Lundberg ’13, an attorney with Kraft Law Offices, received the Judge Barry Russell Federal Practice Award presented by the Federal Bar Foundation. Every year, the Los Angeles chapter of the Federal Bar Association presents the award to a student from each of the five Los Angeles-area ABA approved law schools to honor their achievement in federal courts or practice c ...

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Student Honored for Outstanding Pro Bono Efforts

Third year day program student Alexander Gamez was selected as a second-round finalist and awarded a Merit Distinction amongst a very competitive field for the Annual NALP PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award. The purpose of the Publico Award is to recognize the significant contributions that law students make to underserved populations, the public interest community, and legal education by performing pro bono work. ...

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Southwestern to host AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference

On November 7 and 8, Southwestern will host the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s 8th Annual Works-in-Progress (WIP) Conference. This forum will provide a welcoming, interactive environment where ADR scholars share current research, obtain feedback, exchange ideas, reconnect with colleagues, and build new collaborative working relationships. Dean Susan Weste ...

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November Table Days Are Coming!

To assist first-year, full-time students in selecting their course for the Spring Semester elective option, faculty and administrators will be available to answer questions during the Table Days on Wednesday, November 5 from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. in Louis XVI Room, BW 2nd Floor. Faculty introductions will start promptly at 12:30 p.m. At Table Days, students will learn more about their elective options, incl ...

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Southwestern Law School to Honor Outstanding Members of the Entertainment Law Community

Daniel M. Petrocelli ‘80, Jared Jussim and the late Ed Hookstratten ‘57 to receive awards at the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment Media Law Institute Awards Reception As one of the top entertainment law schools in the country, Southwestern will recognize three outstanding attorneys for their contributions to the entertainment and media industries, the legal profession and legal education at the Donald E. B ...

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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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Physicians, Legal Scholars and Consumer Advocates to Debate CA Prop 46

Should doctors be tested for drug use? Should the amount of money that plaintiffs can collect in medical malpractice lawsuits be increased? How would these changes affect the cost and quality of care for patients? These issues will be explored when Southwestern’s Law and Medicine Society hosts a lunch debate on California Proposition 46, one of the most funded ballot measures in U.S. History. The panel will ...

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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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