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Negotiation Team Takes Second at Government Contracts Negotiation Tournament

At Liberty University School of Law's Sixth Annual National Government Contracts & Programs Negotiation Tournament Competition held earlier this month in Virginia, Southwestern’s team of Jennifer Mascia and Joshua Maldonado performed extremely well, winning Second Place. As part of the competition rules, the 16 teams’ school affiliations remained anonymous. Only the final four were announced. Southweste ...

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Federico Efron, 2014-2015 Siderman Fellow

Argentine human rights attorney Federico Efron is the 2014-2015 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. After earning his law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Efron obtained an advanced degree in Criminal Law from Torcuato Di Tella ...

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Southwestern Moot Court Team Takes Second Place and Best Brief at National Telecommunications Competition

At the 2015 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition held in Washington D.C. February 6 and 7, Southwestern’s team of Michael L. Jensen, Daniel Kadin, and Rebecca Magenheim performed well, taking Second Place overall. Jensen's brief also won First Place. Five teams entered the competition, including Southwestern, George Washington University, University of Colorado (which won First Place overall), ...

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Southwestern Community Mourns the Passing of Hon. Arthur L. AlarcĂłn

The Southwestern community was saddened by the loss of the Honorable Arthur L. AlarcĂłn, Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, who passed away on January 28, 2015, at the age of 89. A long-time friend of Southwestern, he served on the adjunct faculty for over two decades and was one of the first local federal judges to take Southwestern students as externs. Judge AlarcĂłn was awarde ...

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Conference to explore The Global Struggle for Women’s Equality

Inspired by a major movement to end violence against women around the world, on Friday, February 13, Southwestern Law School will present The Global Struggle for Women’s Equality. At this this one-day symposium, leading scholars and activists from across the United States will gather to discuss inequality from the economic, political and international human rights perspectives as well as possible actions to ...

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Southwestern’s Amicus Project impacts landmark California Court of Appeal ruling

Southwestern’s Amicus Project played an integral role in a recent ruling made by the California Court of Appeal. The Appellate opinion rendered holds that immigration status is irrelevant to a personal injury action not claiming damages for lost earnings or earnings capacity, and that immigration status is not relevant to credibility. Last November, Professor Ryan Abbott argued as an amicus (friend of the c ...

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National Association of Broadcasters President & CEO Gordon Smith ’79 “In Conversation” at Southwestern Law School

Gordon H. Smith ‘79, president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and a former U.S. Senator, will be the next guest for Southwestern Law School’s “A Conversation With
.” series, presented by Southwestern’s Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Michael Epstein, a member of the Biederman Institute faculty and an expert in media industry and communications ...

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SCALE II student prepares amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court

As a participant in Southwestern’s Amicus Project, under the supervision of Professor Norman Garland and direction of Professor Michael Epstein, SCALE II student Bernadette Bolan successfully contributed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court for a case that will be argued in March. The U.S. Supreme Court is reserving a seat for Bolan, and she will fly to Washington D.C. to observe oral arguments in the ...

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Southwestern receives grant from California Bar Foundation to grow diversity pipeline program

In an effort to help increase diversity in the legal profession, the California Bar Foundation has awarded Southwestern Law School a $15,000 grant for the Southern California Legal Diversity Pipeline Coalition. Collaborative partnerships, creative activities and efforts have been developed to raise student awareness and interest in law as a profession, to increase student aspirations including higher educat ...

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Paralegals Parachute into Law School

Three members of the Southwestern community are featured in a new article for KNOW magazine about former paralegals who have gone on to pursue a J.D: degree. Hon. Tara Flanagan ’98, a Superior Court Judge in Alameda County; Steven Lundberg ’13, an attorney at the Law Offices of Marcia Kraft; and third-year evening student Heather Sweatman discussed a variety of topics such as how their paralegal background ...

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