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Professor Robert Lutz Appointed to Task Force on International Commercial Arbitration

Professor Robert Lutz has been appointed to the Supreme Court International Commercial Arbitration Working Group by Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. The task force will study, develop and submit a report about the possibility of allowing foreign and out-of-state attorneys to represent parties in international commercial arbitrations that take place in California. Memb ...

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Southwestern to Offer Dual LL.M. Degree with Law School in India

Southwestern has partnered with the Jindal Global Law School in India to offer an 18-month dual LL.M. degree program. Upon completion, graduates will have two LL.M. degrees – one from Southwestern and the other from Jindal. Professor Priya Gupta, Faculty Director of the General LL.M. Program at Southwestern Law School, said: "Southwestern is thrilled to be working with JGLS on this new endeavor in legal edu ...

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Southwestern Law School to Honor Prominent Alumni and Friends at Annual Awards Event

On Thursday, March 9, the Southwestern Alumni Association will honor distinguished members of the Southwestern Law School community at the 28th Annual Alumni Awards Gala. This year’s reception will be held at the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion featuring Endeavour and recognize seven individuals, as well as a law firm, for making a difference at Southwestern and within the legal community ...

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Southwestern Recognized for Diversity and International Programs in preLaw Magazine

In its Winter 2017 issue, preLaw Magazine ranked Southwestern 8th in the nation for diversity among law schools (page 29). In the same issue, Southwestern received a top grade for its international law options. Out of 140 schools that provide a concentration or certification in international law, only 32 received a B+ or better for their international offerings. Assigning grades based on the breadth of a la ...

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Southwestern receives grant for student wellness initiatives

The national Mindfulness in Law Society (MILS) and Southwestern have received a generous grant from the Lenz Foundation and are partnering on innovative student wellness initiatives both at Southwestern and nationally. MILS seeks to improve the mental health and well-being of lawyers, law students, faculty, judges, and others in the legal profession across the nation by building a community of like-minded p ...

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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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