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Trial Advocacy Honors Program Wins Annual Honors Program Members’ Challenge

Congratulations to the members of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program, the 2015 winners of Southwestern's annual Honors Program Members' Challenge for the second year in a row! 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 al ...

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First year law students continue tradition of superb advocacy

One of the most innovative aspects of Southwestern’s curriculum is the way that first-year students learn about legal analysis, writing and advocacy skills across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year’s 1Ls did not disappoint when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwestern's 2015 Intramural Advocacy Competitions, the culminating activity of S ...

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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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Southwestern Takes First Place, Best Respondent’s Brief and Best Oralist at National Moot Court Competition

Out of 25 teams from 16 law schools nationwide, Southwestern dominated in the fourth annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition at Elon University School of Law in North Carolina. Southwestern's Moot Court team of David Jones, Jessica Nadler and Candace Rodriguez not only won First Place, but the team also won Best Brief Award for the Respondent's Brief and Rodriguez was named Best Ora ...

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First-year Students Wow Judges in Annual LAWS Competitions

The Hon. Robert J. Cordy of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, one of five bench judges to preside over the final round of Southwestern's Intramural Moot Court Competition, has judged these at many different law schools. But after hearing Southwestern's oralists argue, Justice Cordy said, "I can sum up this experience in one word: wow!" In what has become a consistent tradition of excellence, judges commended ...

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Southwestern Hosts the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews

In March, law review and law journal editors from around the country gathered in Los Angeles to collaborate and discuss issues connected with student-edited publications at the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews (NCLR), hosted by Southwestern. Approximately 250 student editors from 85 law schools representing over 100 different journals attended the event, which focused on "Keeping the Law Relev ...

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Southwestern’s Winning Client Counseling Team Headed to National ABA Competition

In February, Southwestern's Negotiation Honors Program (NHP) competed in the regional round of the ABA Client Counseling Competition, which was held in Santa Clara, California. Southwestern was represented by two teams: Nina Dangourian and April Macaraeg, and Rebecca Ghadimi and Yasha Rastegari. Both teams ultimately advanced to the semi-finals of the competition, and April Macaraeg and Nina Dangourian won ...

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Southwestern Team Takes First Place at ABA Mediation Competition

In February, Southwestern competed in the regional round of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition, which was held at Southwestern. Out of 12 teams that competed, Imran Rahman, Diana Shaginian, Ani Tolmoyan and Andrew Paster, represented the law school exceptionally well. Rahman and Shaginian (pictured above) advanced to the final round and won First Place when they defeated the team from Arizona S ...

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Student Profile: Yealee Song

Full-time Day Program After Yealee Song graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in English, she turned an internship with KTLA into a full-time career and did everything from traffic and newswriting to producing and digital media. She then moved to a non-profit media company called KAC Media, which was broadcast over satellite television. As the director of production, she created shows and oversaw their pro ...

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Southwestern’s National Moot Court Team Earns Second Place and Advances to National Rounds

On November 8 and 9, at a regional round of the National Moot Court Competition, which was held at Southwestern, the team of oralists Nita Lee and Emma Lord and writer Marguerite Sanvictores performed superbly, finishing second overall out of 13 teams. After going undefeated in the preliminary rounds, Southwestern's team beat the University of San Diego in the quarterfinals, topped Pepperdine in the semifin ...

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