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A Dozen Questions for Professor Rachel VanLandingham

1. What made you decide that you would study law? Was it part of your original plan when you were commissioned? The Air Force truly led me to law school; I was incredibly fortunate to have my law school education, as well as two masters' degrees and my undergraduate education, all funded by the Air Force.  After my graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy and simultaneous commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in ...

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From Middle School to Law School: Two determined young women pursue their dreams together

When Dulce Vasquez and Ashley Williams met in middle school, they seemed to have little in common. They were from different ethnic backgrounds and home lives. Vasquez lived with her traditional family. Williams spent her childhood in the foster care system. But both of them were outstanding students who shared a passion for learning. They became best friends and wound up going to high school, college and la ...

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Professor Gunning Appointed to LA County Human Relations Commission

On May 5, Professor Isabelle Gunning was appointed to the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission by County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations is dedicated to promoting positive race and human relations in an increasingly complex and multicultural county. The Commission works to develop programs that proactively address racism, homophobia, religious prejudice ...

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Trial Advocacy Honors Program Wins Annual Honors Program Members’ Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program, the 2015 winners of Southwestern's annual Honors Program Members' Challenge for the second year in a row! The challenge is designed to help Southwestern reconnect specifically with those alumni who participated in Law Review, Law Journal, Moot Court or the Trial Advocacy Honors Program from the class of 1995 to the most recent class. It al ...

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Negotiation Team Takes Second Place at National Competition

After winning the regional round of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition in March, Southwestern’s team of Amanda Figueroa and Chris White performed exceptionally well at the National Competition held in April in Seattle, taking Second Place. Eight teams (out of the total of 96 original participating teams) that had won their respective regional competitions attended the Nationals. During the prel ...

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First year law students continue tradition of superb advocacy

One of the most innovative aspects of Southwestern’s curriculum is the way that first-year students learn about legal analysis, writing and advocacy skills across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year’s 1Ls did not disappoint when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwestern's 2015 Intramural Advocacy Competitions, the culminating activity of S ...

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Southwestern Students Recognized for Contributions to Public Service

At the Sixth Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon at Southwestern, six graduating students were recognized for their dedication to serving those in need. Karina Godoy received the George and Katrina Woolverton Public Service Award.  Additionally, Public Interest Law Service Awards were bestowed upon five recipients, including:  Esther Chan, Alexander Gamez, Angelic Malia Ho, Andrés Holguin-Flores (with Dis ...

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Commencement Speaker and Singer Selected

At Southwestern's 100th Commencement Ceremony on May 17 at the Shrine Auditorium, part-time evening student Mark Talise will deliver the student commencement address and SCALE student Laura Guerrero will sing the national anthem. Mark Talise, Commencement Speaker Mark Talise is Editor-in-Chief of the Southwestern Law Review. He also works as a law clerk for Bleau Fox, APLC. Prior to law school, he was a cla ...

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Women’s Law Association Honors Dean Gowri Ramachandran

On April 12, Southwestern’s Women’s Law Association honored Associate Dean Gowri Ramachandran as the WLA 2015 Faculty Member of the Year. The event also honored student members who will graduate in May. During the luncheon, a panel of distinguished speakers spoke about their career trajectories that led to their positions of leadership. This panel included: Hon. Judge Deborah Brazil ’96, former Prosecutor o ...

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Dean Marks, Motion Picture Association of America’s Chief of Global Content Protection, “In Conversation” at Southwestern Law School

Dean Marks, Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief of Global Content Protection at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) 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 Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, will conduct the discussio ...

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