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Juan Mendez, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, to deliver inaugural José Siderman Human Rights Lecture at Southwestern Law School

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Southwestern Law School will present the inaugural José Siderman Human Rights Lecture, which will feature speaker Juan Méndez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman Degrading Treatment or Punishment. He will speak on “How International Law Can Eradicate Torture: A Response to Cynics.” In addition to his position at the UN (equivalent to the ...

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Practice Spotlight on Medical Malpractice Attorney Linda Star ’80

Linda Star considers herself fortunate to have gotten an early start in trial work while having the chance to collaborate with and learn from luminaries in the field. The summer after her first year at Southwestern, she clerked for the firm of Hillsinger & Costanzo. The experience was so terrific that she worked there throughout law school and stayed at the firm for 22 years of her career, calling that ...

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New Intersession Course Explores How to Legally Protect the Elderly

During the first week of January, Southwestern Law School offered a unique, new intersession course, Medical/Legal Aspects of Older Adults - Capacity, Undue Influence, and Abuse, which focused on critical legal issues related to the elderly. The purpose of the class was to help students gain a basic understanding of the issues that the elderly face and greater knowledge and expertise in addressing issues of ...

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Megan Craig ’15 Wins American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence

Megan Craig ’15, an associate at Bayer, Wishman & Leotta, has won a Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute in recognition of her outstanding performance in bankruptcy coursework. Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian and Adjunct Professor Edward Wolkowitz, who teaches bankruptcy at Southwestern, nominated Craig for the award. "It was a great privilege to study under Professor Wolkowitz, one ...

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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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Practice Spotlight on Family Law Attorney Neal Hersh ’76

This is the first in a series of profiles of Southwestern alumni who are prominent trial attorneys in wide-ranging areas of practice. Neal Hersh will be the first to tell you that he got into family law not by design but by circumstance. That turned out to be a great thing. “Family law is a very unique breed,” he explained. “It’s not an acquired taste. You either love it or deplore it. You have to be a peop ...

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Oscar-winning Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Among All-Star Panelists to Speak at Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference presented by Southwestern and the Media Law Resource Center

In the digital age, the ability to reveal private data that could destroy reputations and companies is more sophisticated—and scary— than it has ever been before. Certainly, last year’s massive data hack at Sony exposed just how vulnerable corporations and individuals are to such breaches. The First Amendment gives the press the right to publish private information that may be of public importance, but what ...

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Agustin Cavana, 2015-2016 Siderman Fellow

Argentine human rights attorney Agustin Cavana is the 2015-2016 Fulbright – Jose Siderman Human Rights Fellow at Southwestern pursuing his LL.M. degree. The fellowship was established in 2008 by the Siderman family, the Fulbright Commission in Argentina and Southwestern. In Argentina, Cavana worked for the National Penitentiary Procuration, which is responsible for protecting the human rights of federal pri ...

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Southwestern’s Biederman Blog Selected for ABA Journal’s 9th Annual Blawg 100

In an overcrowded blogosphere, Southwestern's Biederman Blog has once again distinguished itself as one of the most creative and informative for those seeking information about entertainment law and news. The hard work of its contributors has been recognized in the ABA Journal's 9th Annual Blawg 100, a compilation of the best legal blogs. The Biederman Blog is created and maintained by students in the Enter ...

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Alumni Q&A with Josh Passman ’08

Q. What prompted you to pursue a law degree? A. I grew up with a family of lawyers: My dad (Don Passman) is a prominent music attorney in Beverly Hills and my brother (Danny Passman) is an entertainment attorney as well. My grandfather was an attorney, too. Additionally, while I was an undergraduate student at Pitzer College, I took a course called Teaching in Prison. I went to a juvenile detention center i ...

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