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Southwestern is # 1 in Entertainment Law

LawStreetMedia.com ranked Southwestern as Number 1 in their list of the “Top 10 Law Schools for Entertainment Law 2014." Southwestern outranked all the competition in every category: Classes, Extracurriculars, Networking, Jobs, Location and other criteria such as study abroad and recognition by other organizations. Click here for more details: http://lawstreetmedia.com/schools/top-10-law-schools-entertainme ...

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Southwestern Law School Receives 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Southwestern Law School has received the 2014 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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Five Southwestern Students Receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships

Southwestern students Claudia Garcia-Robleno, Monica Ponce de Leon, Ebony Randolph, Damaris Santamaria and Darris Upton-Stuart have been selected to receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships through the organization's 2014 Diversity Scholarship Program.  The recipients, who come from communities underrepresented in the legal profession, were among 33 law students in California chosen from a competitive ...

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Professor Robert Lutz Honored as International Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of California International Law Section

The State Bar of California International Law Section has selected Professor Robert E. Lutz to receive the 2014 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Award. The honor is bestowed by the International Law Section on "legal practitioners who render extraordinary service to our profession in the field of international law." The first award was presented posthumously to former U.S. Secretary of ...

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Maria Palomares ’09 Earns Prestigious Award from Western Center on Law & Poverty

On June 25, Southwestern alumna Maria Palomares '09 was honored as the 2014 Fair Shake Rock Star by the Western Center on Law & Poverty for her work as a civil rights advocate. Palomares is a Housing and Consumer Law Attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. In her position, she works to preserve affordable housing, and fight housing discrimination based on race, language barriers ...

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Ten Southwestern Graduates Awarded ABOTA Fellowships

Reposted from www.swlaw-alumni.org The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has selected ten members of Southwestern's Class of 2014 for its Fellowship program. Graduates Ursula Aguiar, Brittan Cortney, Arya Djafroudi, Arsine Grigoryan, Normandy Kidd, Negin Mostadim, Vivian Rivera, Andrew Steinberg, Dustin Thordarson and Marcus Williams will spend three months working for a d ...

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Nine Southwestern Students Awarded Scholarships by the Mexican American Bar Foundation

The Mexican American Bar Foundation (MABF) awarded scholarships to nine Southwestern students at its 23rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala last weekend. Of the 26 scholarships awarded, Southwestern students made up the largest contingent of honorees, including Maritza Agundez, Lauren Fierro, Jeffrey Garcia, Monique Moncayo, Candace Rodriguez, Patricia Salcedo, Nalleli Sandoval, Sophia Segura and Jessica V ...

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Southwestern Honors Four at Annual Awards Reception

Four distinguished members of the Southwestern community were honored at the law school's 26th Awards Recognition Reception, Silent Auction and Reunion: Steven P. Byrne '77 as Alumnus of the Year, Hon. Sandra L. Margulies '77 as Outstanding Judicial Officer, Dean Austen L. Parrish as Outstanding Friend, and the special presentation of an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree to Jana Waring Greer. Photos from the e ...

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Dean Emeritus Bryant Garth to Receive Honorary Degree

The Southwestern Board of Trustees will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Dean Emeritus Bryant G. Garth at the law school's 99th Commencement Ceremony on May 18, 2014. Dean Garth is one of the most prominent international scholars on the legal profession, dispute resolution, globalization and the rule of law. He was appointed as Southwestern's tenth dean in 2005 after many years as the Director of ...

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Trial Advocacy Honors Program Wins Annual Honors Program Members’ Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program (TAHP), the 2014 winners of Southwestern's annual Honors Program Members' Challenge. 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 also gives alumni the op ...

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