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BLSA Teams Excel at National Competition

At the 49th Annual National Black Law Students Association convention held March 7 to 12 in Houston, Texas, two teams representing Southwestern performed very well. Venessa Simpson and Jasmine Ortega competed in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. They were one of 12 competing teams to win the Excellence in Leadership award by the US Marines Corps JAG for their demonstrated teamwork during the co ...

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Moot Court Team Wins Best Advocate, Reaches Semi-Finals

At the Bryant-Moore Moot Court Competition held the first weekend of March at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Southwestern’s team of Harmony Anderson, Reneh Sepanosian and Sherron Wiggins performed very well, finishing the competition as semi-finalists. Additionally, Wiggins was named best advocate. Ten schools competed at the event, but the names of the participating teams were kept an ...

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Southwestern Triumphs at ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

Last weekend, Southwestern’s Negotiation Honors Program sent two teams to the regional round of ABA Representation in Mediation competition in Seattle. Out of 16 competing teams, Southwestern dominated. After day one of competition, three teams tied for first place, and two of the three teams were from Southwestern.  After applying the tie-breaking procedures, Joe Nuñez and Nico Mamone advanced to the final ...

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Southwestern Law School to Honor Prominent Alumni and Friends at Annual Awards Event

On Thursday, March 9, the Southwestern Alumni Association will honor distinguished members of the Southwestern Law School community at the 28th Annual Alumni Awards Gala. This year’s reception will be held at the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion featuring Endeavour and recognize seven individuals, as well as a law firm, for making a difference at Southwestern and within the legal community ...

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Southwestern Recognized for Diversity and International Programs in preLaw Magazine

In its Winter 2017 issue, preLaw Magazine ranked Southwestern 8th in the nation for diversity among law schools (page 29). In the same issue, Southwestern received a top grade for its international law options. Out of 140 schools that provide a concentration or certification in international law, only 32 received a B+ or better for their international offerings. Assigning grades based on the breadth of a la ...

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Dean Prager and Professor Carpenter Among “Most Influential People in Legal Education 2016″

Once again, Dean Susan Prager and Professor Catherine Carpenter have landed in the National Jurist’s Top 25 "Most Influential People in Legal Education." Dean Prager and Professor Carpenter are listed on page 19 of the most recent issue of the magazine, taking spots 17 and 25 on the prestigious roster. To read more click here. ...

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Southwestern Shines at Western Regional BLSA Convention

Last weekend, at the Western Regional Black Law Students Association Convention held at Seattle University School of Law, Southwestern excelled. Yanick Saila-Ngita, co-president of Southwestern's BLSA chapter, was awarded Advocate of the Year for his commitment to and work for social justice.  Another aspect of the Convention included the Western Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition in which S ...

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Adjunct Professor and Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos Honored by Latina Lawyers Bar Association

  On October 14, Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos, who teaches Trial Advocacy as a member Southwestern’s adjunct faculty, was honored by the Latina Lawyers Bar Association’s 19th Annual Awards & Scholarship Dinner at the Biltmore Hotel. Judge Palazuelos received the Francesca Flores Community Service Award, which is presented to a Latina who epitomizes the spirit, tenacity and vision of Ms. Flores, who s ...

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TAHP Team Earns Fourth Place at National Competition

At the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition in San Francisco, Southwestern’s team of Ebony Randolph, Tyler Zaremba, Esther Kim, and Michelle Lewis took fourth place out of 24 teams, besting representatives from UCLA, Pepperdine, Loyola, UC Berkeley, Thomas Jefferson, UC Hastings, and Cal Western. For Randolph, persistence paid off. She said, "I learned f ...

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Three Students Selected as 2016-2017 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, three outstanding students have been selected for this honor: Corey Geiger, Sara Locke, and Jasen Talis ...

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