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Entertainment attorney Nate Hargress, LL.M. ’09 wins Rising Star Award

Nate Hargress, LL.M. ’09, is the 2016 recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC). He will receive this award at the AMEC’s 11th Annual Counsel of the Year Awards, which will be held at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club on Thursday, February 18. Before joining Viacom Media Networks in January 2016 as Senior Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, Hargress ...

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Megan Craig ’15 Wins American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence

Megan Craig ’15, an associate at Bayer, Wishman & Leotta, has won a Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute in recognition of her outstanding performance in bankruptcy coursework. Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian and Adjunct Professor Edward Wolkowitz, who teaches bankruptcy at Southwestern, nominated Craig for the award. "It was a great privilege to study under Professor Wolkowitz, one ...

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Southwestern BLSA Team Wins Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

  At the Western Regional Black Law Student Association's Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, which was held at the University of San Diego last week, Southwestern’s team of Yanick Saila-Ngita and Alexa Whiteside dominated the event. They won First Place Team, Best Respondent Brief, and Saila-Ngita was named Best Oral Advocate. In the preliminary rounds, Southwestern competed against Trinity Law ...

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Agustin Cavana, 2015-2016 Siderman Fellow

Argentine human rights attorney Agustin Cavana is the 2015-2016 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. In Argentina, Cavana worked for the National Penitentiary Procuration, which is responsible for protecting the human rights of federal pri ...

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Moot Court Team Takes Second Place at Regional Competition

Last weekend at the Regional Round of the New York City Bar National Moot Court Competition held at Loyola Law School, Southwestern’s team turned in an excellent performance. Out of nine teams from six area law schools, day program students Melissa Agnetti, Laura Free and Dat-Vinh Nguyen won the Second Place Team title. Their performance qualified the team to compete at the national competition in New York ...

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Southwestern Student Receives Prestigious MALDEF Scholarship

Third-year day student Maritza Agundez has been awarded a scholarship from MALDEF.* “MALDEF represents to me a prevalent nationally recognized leader in advocacy for the Latino community,” Agundez said. “Before I came to law school, I didn’t know a single attorney, but keeping up with MALDEF kept me informed of the legal civil rights issues we as a Latino community are facing.” This scholarship is just one ...

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Southwestern alumna wins prestigious award from Federal Bar Association

On October 8, Southwestern alumna Megan Craig ‘15, a law clerk at Bayer, Wishman & Leotta, received the Judge Barry Russell Federal Practice Award presented by the Federal Bar Association. Every year, the Los Angeles chapter of the Federal Bar Association presents the award to a student from each of the five Los Angeles-area ABA approved law schools to honor their achievement in federal courts or practi ...

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Four Students Selected as 2015-2016 Biederman Scholars

In an effort to recognize excellence in academic achievement, and encourage and facilitate career success, Southwestern’s Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute established the Biederman Scholars program to help expand opportunities for promising future entertainment lawyers. This year, four outstanding students have been selected for this honor: Adam Gluck, Joel Graboff, Emily Rehm, and ...

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Southwestern Alumnus Leads FBI Chicago Bureau

Michael J. Anderson ’94 has been appointed as Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s field office in Chicago. Responsible for leading numerous high profile corruption cases including convictions of members of Congress, Anderson is a 20-year veteran of the FBI who most recently spent three years as head of the bureau's New Orleans division. In his new position, he will oversee about ...

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Southwestern team wins National Sports Negotiation Competition

Out of the 40 teams from across the nation that participated in the Thomas Jefferson National Sports Law Negotiation Competition last weekend, Southwestern’s team of Amanda Figueroa and Jennifer Mascia won first place. The competition featured teams from Texas Tech University School of Law, Georgetown Law, Fordham University School of Law, and University of California Hastings.  Figueroa and Mascia directly ...

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