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Roy Manukyan, Fourth Year Evening Student

Roy Manukyan may not be a lawyer yet, but he already has many years of experience as an advocate. He began working in his family’s disability advocacy firm nearly a decade ago. When his father passed away in 2010, Manukyan, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from USC, took over the business, expanded, and renamed it RCM Disability. Because of his experience as an Accredited Disability Rep ...

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Southwestern Student Receives California Bar Foundation Scholarship

Southwestern student Corinna Jiang was named the 2016 LimNexus Foundation Scholar through the California Bar Foundation’s 2016 Diversity Scholarship Program. Jiang is one of 34 students in California to be selected from a competitive pool of hundreds of applicants based on academic excellence, financial need, and commitment to the community. The scholars were honored at a reception in Los Angeles on Septemb ...

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The Right to Know: Southwestern Law School to host symposium commemorating “Freedom of Information Laws on the Global Stage: Past, Present and Future.”

On Friday, November 4, 2016, Southwestern Law School will host a symposium on "Freedom of Information Laws on the Global Stage: Past, Present and Future." The conference, organized jointly by Southwestern's Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL) and Journal of International Law (JIL), is timed to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Sweden's freedom of information law, the world’s firs ...

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Southwestern to Present First Clinical Conference on Closing the Justice Gap for California’s Youth: Diverse Solutions for Diverse Communities

On Thursday, September 29, Southwestern Law School will present Closing the Justice Gap for California’s Youth: Diverse Solutions for Diverse Communities. This inaugural clinical conference will bring together attorneys, law students, academics and community service providers to discuss issues facing children and youth in the community and strategize innovative ways that lawyers and advocates can help meet ...

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Southwestern Law School Symposium Explores Modern Implications of the Laws of War

Cicero famously said, "inter arma enim silent leges" – Latin for "in times of war, the law falls silent." Yet the media is regularly full of charges of "war crimes" and other violations of the laws of war, highlighting that numerous laws do in fact apply during war. Claims are also heard that such laws inappropriately "tie the hands of soldiers," thus rendering professional armies ineffective against modern ...

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Southwestern Recognized for Diversity by ABA Law Students Division

Southwestern has won the 2016 Dean Henry J. Ramsey Jr. Diversity Award from the American Bar Association’s Law Students Division. In August, new SBA President Lauren Delvaux-Tochner attended the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco where the award was presented to Southwestern. Former SBA President Erica Steinberg made sure that Southwestern successfully applied for consideration of the award during the ...

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Southwestern to Host a Celebration of Asian Pacific American Women Law Firm Partners in Los Angeles

On Friday, September 16, Southwestern will host the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance of Los Angeles (APAWLA), which will be honoring women law firm partners and celebrate the growing power and influence of all Asian Pacific American women partners in Los Angeles law firms. Among the honorees is Cyndie Chang, the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office of Duane Morris -- the first APA Woman M ...

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Eleven Southwestern Graduates Selected for ABOTA Fellowships

The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has selected 11 members of Southwestern's Class of 2016 for its prestigious three month Fellowship program. Graduates Jasmina Aragon, Tonya Barseghian, Katherine (Katy) Bekken, Anny Edinchikyan, Timothy Gauthier, Alex Giraldo, Shawn Halbert, Celline Hoogi, Nicole Ortiz, Sara Rodriguez and Katherine (Katie) Melik-Stepanyan will spend th ...

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Prominent Alumni Tell New Students “The Practice of Law Begins Today”

Before setting foot into a classroom, students entering their first year at Southwestern received an important message from two accomplished alumni: "Your legal careers begin now." Conducting themselves with integrity, civility and intention during law school will have a successful impact on their professional practice. Law school is not only where students learn legal writing, contracts, evidence, torts an ...

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Introduction to Legal Writing Course Gives Students a Glimpse into the Rigors of Law School

Anyone who has been in law school will tell you that one of the first things they had to learn is how to write like a lawyer. Even students who are excellent writers when they enter law school will find that legal writing presents a unique challenge that requires a specific approach. For students who want to get a sense of what this new way of communicating entails, Southwestern offers a Summer Introduction ...

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