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Southwestern Alumna Receives Two Prestigious Criminal Defense Practice Awards

Steffeny Holtz ’94 is the 2016 recipient of the Criminal Courts Bar Association’s Jerry Giesler Memorial Award and the Los Angeles County Bar Association Defense Attorney of the Year. She will receive the Jerry Giesler Memorial Award on April 23 and the LACBA Criminal Justice Award on May 11. “This is very unexpected and humbling, and I’m very grateful to be recognized,” said Ms. Holtz, who has been a solo ...

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Southwestern Students Honored for Public Service Contributions at Annual Lunch

Public interest is a central component of Southwestern’s curriculum and philosophy, and students are encouraged to participate in public service through a wide range of programs and individual pursuits. On April 18, Southwestern students and faculty gathered at the Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon to salute all the students who have collectively volunteered thousands of hours over the past year to prov ...

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Strong advocacy skills help first-year LAWS students excel in Intramural Competitions

Since 2009, Southwestern has offered a unique, three-track Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS) curriculum for students. It is especially thrilling to watch first-year students display their newly-cultivated abilities across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year's 1Ls continued to wow judges when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwester ...

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Women’s Law Association Honors Alumnae at Annual Tea & Luncheon

On Sunday, April 3, Southwestern’s Women’s Law Association (WLA) hosted its Annual Spring Tea & Luncheon, to honor two prominent Southwestern alumnae with the “Woman of the Year” and “Lifetime Achievement” awards, and to present a practitioner panel. The program featured a discussion on “Women in Law: The Unbeaten Path” with panelists Nicole Abboud ’11 who has a solo practice in fashion and apparel law; ...

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Vice Dean Carpenter and Professors Heilman and Segil Receive 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards from Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School is pleased to announce that Vice Dean Catherine Carpenter, Professor John Heilman, and Professor Larraine Segil have been selected to receive the law school's 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards. Dean Susan Prager said, "Southwestern’s faculty has a longstanding commitment to excellence, and it is satisfying to see these honors going to professors who embody the kind of commitment to ...

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Prof. Strader’s article on insider trading to be featured in Securities Law Review

Professor Kelly Strader’s article “(Re)Conceptualizing Insider Trading: United States v. Newman and the Intent to Defraud,” (80 BROOKLYN LAW REVIEW 4 (2015)), has been selected by Professor Donald Langevoort of Georgetown University Law Center as one of the top securities law articles for 2015 and will be published in the book, The Securities Law Review (West). Professor Strader also has been invited to pre ...

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Moot Court Team Earns Second Place Brief

Earlier this month at the 21st Annual Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Moot Court Competition, Southwestern’s team of writer Jaime Hernandez and oralists Damaris Santamaria and Dane Schrader produced the brief that took Second Place out of 26 submissions. The average brief score amongst all submissions was an 86, while Southwestern’s team earned a highly impressive score of 95.6. Hernandez explaine ...

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JD/MBA Students to Represent Drucker at Regional Mergers and Acquisitions Competition

Recent Southwestern graduate Phillip Leathers '15 and current student Joshua Maldonado '16, who are enrolled in the Southwestern-Drucker JD/MBA program, were part of a five-member team that won the intramural round of the ACG Cup Competition held at the Drucker Graduate School of Management. This mergers and acquisitions competition is hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).  Teams first compe ...

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Southwestern Student Earns Prestigious MLB Labor Studies Scholarship

Second-year day student Nathalie Meza Contreras is one of the five 2016 recipients of the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies from the Major League Baseball Players Association. The scholarship was established in 2014 to honor the memory of the former MLB Players Association Executive Director. This $10,000 scholarship from the Players Trust is given to assist recipients with their academic costs a ...

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

On Thursday, March 10, the Southwestern Alumni Association will honor distinguished members of the Southwestern Law School community at the 27th Annual Alumni Awards Gala & Reunion. This year, seven outstanding members of the Southwestern community and one law firm will be recognized. This year’s honorees include: Joseph Esposito ’89, Assistant District Attorney for Special Operations, Los Angeles Count ...

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