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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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Southwestern to Host First American Constitution Society Southern California Regional Conference

Co-Sponsored by Southwestern’s ACS Student Chapter, UCLA ACS Student Chapter and the Los Angeles ACS Lawyer Chapter The American Constitution Society (ACS) is a national non-partisan progressive legal organization dedicated to fostering discussion and debate on important legal, public policy, and constitutional issues. On Sunday, October 26, the Southwestern student chapter of the ACS will welcome the other ...

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Professor Rachel VanLandingham featured on KPCC’s “AirTalk with Larry Mantle”

Professor Rachel VanLandingham was a featured guest in September on KPCC’s “AirTalk with Larry Mantle” for his program on the Supreme Court case considering whether translating jihadist texts is a crime. Click here to listen to the broadcast interview about the case against Tarek Mehanna, a young Muslim American sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for translating radical Islamic texts and posting them on a ...

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Dean Susan Prager featured in LawDragon’s Limelight feature

Dean Susan Westerberg Prager was recently interviewed by LawDragon.com for their “Limelight” feature. The article provides a historical perspective of Dean Prager’s role as a trailblazer for women in legal education as well as insight into how Dean Prager approaches leadership, strategic planning and community building at Southwestern. To read the full interview, click here. ...

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Professor Michael Epstein’s new book, “Mass Media Law – A Survey of Content and Culture”

Professor Michael Epstein’s new book, Mass Media Law – A Survey of Content and Culture (Vandeplas Publishing, 2014), examines the law of mass communications and focuses on regulation of speech content under the First Amendment. Coverage includes laws relating to defamation, invasion of privacy, the right of publicity, indecency and obscenity, advertising, newsgathering, media violence, and media diversity. ...

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