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Southwestern Establishes Youth Offender Parole Hearing Practicum

In 2013, California passed a law that created a specialized parole hearing process for prisoners who were convicted for offenses they committed as juveniles. When this law went into effect in 2014, an estimated 6,000 people in California prisons became eligible for Youth Offender Parole Hearings. These differ from typical parole hearings because the Parole Board must give great weight to the diminished culp ...

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Southwestern is # 1 in Entertainment Law

LawStreetMedia.com ranked Southwestern as Number 1 in their list of the “Top 10 Law Schools for Entertainment Law 2014." Southwestern outranked all the competition in every category: Classes, Extracurriculars, Networking, Jobs, Location and other criteria such as study abroad and recognition by other organizations. Click here for more details: http://lawstreetmedia.com/schools/top-10-law-schools-entertainme ...

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Alumni Q&A with Bruce Tollner ’91

Q: What inspired you to become a sports agent? Was it your background as a student athlete in high school and college? A: I did enjoy playing sports in high school and at USC, but I think it was more being around my father during his years coaching football in college and in the National Football League. I wanted to guide young people throughout their career on and off the field. Q: After working for the Bu ...

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Southwestern Law School Receives 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Southwestern Law School has received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award—the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—Southwestern will be ...

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Southwestern’s Bullocks Wilshire Earns Accolades

Southwestern’s beloved Bullocks Wilshire landmark has been recognized by a variety of entities in recent months: > The building was listed as #4 of “The 50 Most Impressive Law School Buildings in the World" by bestchoiceschools.com. > PreLaw magazine also featured the Bullocks Wilshire in their “Best Law School Facilities Honor Roll.” > And the LA Conservancy features Southwestern and the Bullocks ...

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Five Southwestern Students Receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships

Southwestern students Claudia Garcia-Robleno, Monica Ponce de Leon, Ebony Randolph, Damaris Santamaria and Darris Upton-Stuart have been selected to receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships through the organization's 2014 Diversity Scholarship Program.  The recipients, who come from communities underrepresented in the legal profession, were among 33 law students in California chosen from a competitive ...

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International LL.M. Students Get Their Day in Court

Diversity is one of the hallmarks of life in Los Angeles. So it is only fitting that Southwestern’s LL.M. program hosts a cadre of international students from a wide range of countries and cultures. Students from Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, China, England, Netherlands, Russia and Saudi Arabia have come to Southwestern this year to study the American legal system. On August 13, they visited Los Ange ...

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Professor Robert Lutz Honored as International Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of California International Law Section

The State Bar of California International Law Section has selected Professor Robert E. Lutz to receive the 2014 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Award. The honor is bestowed by the International Law Section on "legal practitioners who render extraordinary service to our profession in the field of international law." The first award was presented posthumously to former U.S. Secretary of ...

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A Glimpse Back In Time: 1925 Commencement Speech

As valedictorian of the Southwestern Class of 1925, Ivan Miller described commencement as a bittersweet moment, and exploded the myth of the strict and demanding law professors of that era, exclaiming, "No one occupies a higher place in our regard or a more lasting niche in our memory than the professors who worked so unselfishly to prepare us for our chosen profession." Miller, a former telegraph operator ...

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Maria Palomares ’09 Earns Prestigious Award from Western Center on Law & Poverty

On June 25, Southwestern alumna Maria Palomares '09 was honored as the 2014 Fair Shake Rock Star by the Western Center on Law & Poverty for her work as a civil rights advocate. Palomares is a Housing and Consumer Law Attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. In her position, she works to preserve affordable housing, and fight housing discrimination based on race, language barriers ...

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