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Southwestern Alumna and Trustee Provides Essential Mentoring and Scholarship Funds to Women J.D. and J.D./M.B.A. students

Larraine Segil ’79 had always attended the most prestigious schools when living in South Africa.  But when she and her husband immigrated to the United States, even the outstanding education she received at University of the Witwatersrand did little to prepare her for figuring out how to continue her education and build a career in Los Angeles as a working mother without resources and guidance. In 2009, she ...

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Keeping it Reel: Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Clearing and Distributing Real Content in the Digital Age

The concept of fair use is deceptively simple, and it has perplexed attorneys, creators of expressive works and courts. Obtaining rights and clearances can prove to be a daunting challenge in the social media age. The digital age hasn’t just transformed the way content is distributed; it’s created new platforms to create it. These issues will be explored in depth at Keeping It Reel: Clearing and Distributin ...

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Symposium Held to Honor and Continue the Work of Late Professor, Scholar and Gender Equity Advocate Myrna Raeder

On November 14, Southwestern Law Review honored the late, beloved and prolific Professor Myrna Raeder by presenting the symposium Locking Up Females, Failing to Protect Them, and Punishing Their Children and Families: Can A Human Rights Approach Eliminate Gender Bias That Is Currently Treated as Gender Neutral? Professor Raeder was the consummate criminal justice advocate. Her work was widely cited in law r ...

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Biederman Institute Honors Exceptional Members of Entertainment Law Community

Southwestern honored three outstanding members of the entertainment law community for their contributions to the entertainment and media industries, the legal profession and legal education at the 2014 Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute Awards Reception. Daniel M. Petrocelli ‘80 received the award for Outstanding Alumnus in Entertainment and Media Law; Jared Jussim was recognized as ...

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Steven P. Byrne ’77 Elected to Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees

Steven P. Byrne ’77, a highly respected expert in property law and finance who has taken on leadership roles in the Southwestern Alumni Association and campus development for many years, has been elected to the Southwestern Board of Trustees. “Steve Byrne brings both invaluable real estate expertise and experience as well as an enduring institutional connection and understanding of the law school,” said Boa ...

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Southwestern’s Biederman Blog Again Makes ABA Blawg 100 – Votes needed to earn top spot in IP

Southwestern’s Biederman Blog has once again been nominated for the ABA Annual Blawg 100! Help us earn a top slot in the Intellectual Property category by registering and voting here by December 19: http://bit.ly/1rUGZee. “Your vote for the Biederman Blog provides a great way to remind the national legal community of Southwestern's strengths and great reputation, especially in Entertainment Law. The blog, l ...

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Professor Abbott, MD, presents oral argument on behalf of Southwestern Law School’s Amicus Project in case of patient denied lung transplant

On November 25, Professor Ryan Abbott argued in front of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, on behalf of the Amicus Project at Southwestern Law School. He argued as an amicus (friend of the court) in support of appellant Wilfredo Velasquez, who had lost a trial against Advanced Biotech for medical expenses needed for a lung transplant. Velasquez argued on appeal that the trial court’ ...

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Southwestern Partners with “Giving Tuesday” to Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

For the second year, Southwestern has joined the national movement and become a proud partner of Giving Tuesday, coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday season. This day of giving is meant to harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals - and transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giv ...

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Emily Rehm, Second Year Evening Program

When Emily Rehm was a teenager, she loved going to concerts. But unlike the throngs of young people who dream of becoming rock stars, Rehm realized that her fun experience was actually someone else’s job. She spoke to tour managers and promoters to learn about what they do, and how they played a role in producing performances. "I realized that someone had to work on the business side of entertainment,” she ...

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Scholarly Pursuits: ADR Scholars from around the country gather at Southwestern for AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference

On November 7 and 8, Southwestern hosted the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s 8th Annual Works-in-Progress (WIP) Conference. This forum provided ADR scholars with the opportunity to share current research, obtain feedback, exchange ideas, reconnect with colleagues, and build new working relationships. “We were delighted to host this year’s AALS ADR Section ...

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