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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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Southwestern Evening Student Wins Prestigious Award from Federal Bar Association

On October 6 at the Biltmore Hotel, fourth year evening student Aron Hier 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 grants 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 practice courses. Hier receiv ...

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Southwestern Law School Receives 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award 

Southwestern Law School has received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award—the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—Southwestern will be ...

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Southwestern Named a “Best” Law School by The Princeton Review

Southwestern is one of the nation's most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review.  The education services company includes the school in the new 2017 edition of its annual feature, "The Best 172 Law Schools” online at http://www.princetonreview.com/law-school-rankings/best-law-schools According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, "We recommend Southwestern as one of th ...

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Southwestern included in 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll was announced on September 21, and once again, Southwestern has made in the Honor Roll with Distinction. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including the scope and innovation of service projects, the extent to which service-learning is embedded in the curriculum, the school's commitment to long-term campus-community ...

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Southwestern to Honor Outstanding Members of the Entertainment Law Community

As one of the top entertainment law schools in the country, Southwestern will recognize three outstanding attorneys for their contributions to the entertainment and media industries, the legal profession and legal education at the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute Awards Reception. Susan Cleary ’93 will receive the award for Outstanding Alumna in Entertainment and Media Law; Michae ...

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Clinical Conference Explored Ways to Close the Justice Gap

On September 29, Southwestern presented the First Clinical Conference on Closing the Justice Gap for California's Youth: Diverse Solutions for Diverse Communities. This inaugural clinical conference brought 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 ...

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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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