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Lauren Fierro receives prestigious scholarship

Fourth year PLEAS student Lauren Fierro has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the Florence-Marie Cooper Scholarship, which helps non-traditional students who are pursuing a second career in law. Prior to enrolling at Southwestern, Fierro worked in the fitness industry for nine years. She currently works at a part time job, and is raising her 18-month-old son who was born during her second year of law sch ...

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Southwestern hosts launch celebration for innovative legal incubator consortium with UCLA and Pepperdine

Southwestern hosted the Launch Celebration for the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC) to introduce the 10 lawyers selected for the inaugural class of the program. Designed to help new attorneys develop effective solo practices while serving modest means clients, LAIC is a partnership made up of Southwestern, Pepperdine and UCLA law schools; five local legal aid organizations; and the Los Angeles County ...

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New Issue of Entertainment Journal Explores Hot Topic of Drones

Volume 5, Issue 2 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL) has been published and is devoted entirely to the law and regulation surrounding the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) by entertainment and media entities. The issue contains articles written as a result of the 2014 Drone Symposium Conference, “Using Drones in the News and Entertainment Industries: Legal and ...

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Southwestern Faculty in the News

Several Southwestern faculty have published op eds or provided commentary on a variety of legal issues for local, national and international news outlets in recent weeks. Among them: > In the Chicago Tribune story, “Suburban woman pushes for change to sex offender law,” Vice Dean Catherine Carpenter is quoted about the possible implications of broadening judges’ discretionary authority related to sex off ...

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Two Southwestern Students Recognized by the Beverly Hills Bar Association

During the recent California Supreme Court Luncheon hosted by the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), Southwestern students Maritza Agundez (Third year/Day program) and Daniel Kadin (Second year/Day program) received recognition. Agundez received the BHBA scholarship and Kadin was awarded Honorable Mention in the BHBA Rule of Law Writing Compeition for his paper, "Fair Law and Fair Access: Why Federalizin ...

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Korean Connections at Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School has a longstanding and historic commitment to diversity. Located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, the institution is proudly growing stronger ties with the Korean and Korean-American communities by forging both local and international alliances. This Spring, Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian spent 10 days in Seoul, including participation in an EducationUSA event, a program under ...

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Eleven Southwestern Students Awarded Scholarships by the Mexican American Bar Foundation

The Mexican American Bar Foundation (MABF) awarded scholarships to 11 Southwestern students at its 24th Anniversary Scholarship and Awards Gala last weekend. Of the 30 scholarships awarded, Southwestern students made up the largest contingent of honorees. They included Francisco Alcala, Jasmina Aragon, Michael Ferral, Lauren Fierro, Martin Gattas, Nathalie Meza Contreras, Monique Moncayo, Jazmin Ramirez, Ca ...

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Class of 2015 Celebrates at Southwestern Law School’s 100th Commencement

A century after the first graduate completed her law degree and became the first female public defender in the country, the members of the Class of 2015 and their families, friends and faculty gathered at the Shrine Auditorium on May 17 for Southwestern's 100th Commencement Ceremony. The milestone occasion was attended by former deans and members of the founder’s family. The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan, Ass ...

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Prominent Environmental Attorney and Charitable Community Leader Peter Duchesneau Joins Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees

Peter Duchesneau '93, a prominent environmental law attorney, philanthropic leader and active Southwestern alumnus, has been elected to Southwestern Law School’s Board of Trustees. As a Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Mr. Duchesneau focuses his practice on environmental law involving litigation, regulatory compliance and business transactions. "Peter Duchesneau brings tremendous insight and p ...

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