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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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Southwestern to present international exhibit “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich”

Two formal presentations at Southwestern will explore the failure of the rule of law in Nazi Germany in conjunction with the exhibit In 1933 Germany, a decree was issued to deny Jewish judges and lawyers access to the courts, jettisoning individual rights and the rule of law during the Nazi era. In 2000, the German Federal Bar created a traveling exhibit, "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany U ...

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Summer Law Institute in Guanajuato Celebrates 25 Years

The Summer Law Institute in Guanajuato, Mexico - a consortium of the law schools compromised of Southwestern, University of Guanjuato, University of New Mexico and Texas Tech University - marked its 25th anniversary in June 2014. According to Professor Beth Caldwell, who taught at the Summer Law Institute this summer, the program provides a tremendous experience for students and faculty alike. "It was a won ...

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Former Judge Advocate Rachel VanLandingham Appointed to Southwestern Faculty

Rachel E. VanLandingham, a military law expert and 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), has been appointed to the Southwestern Law School full-time faculty as an Associate Professor of Law beginning Fall 2014. She will teach in the areas of criminal law and procedure. A Judge Advocate for more than a decade, she also looks forward to teaching in the area of national security law in the future. In a ...

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Faculty Scholarship Presentations

Professor Michael Scott participated in "The Future of Privacy and Data Security Regulation," a one-day conference hosted by George Mason University School of Law's Law & Economics Center. His presentation on "The FTC's Crusade Against Data Security Breaches: Looking Back, Looking Forward" traces the FTC's authority as set forth in Section 5 of the FTC Act, and argues that the FTC does not have the auth ...

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Southwestern Celebrates Successful Siderman Fellowship Collaboration

On May 1, a special commemoration event marking the 5th Anniversary of Southwestern's Jose Siderman-Fulbright Human Rights Fellowship was held at the law school campus. The unique fellowship program provides an Argentine human rights lawyer the opportunity to study at Southwestern for one year and earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in in Civil Liberties and Human Rights or Advocacy. Jose Siderman, a succe ...

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Siderman Fellow Examines the US Adversarial System and the Differences of US/Argentinian Criminal Law

As at Fulbright-Jose Siderman Human Rights Fellow pursuing his LL.M. degree, Mariano Gaitan has been enjoying his education at Southwestern. During the Fall semester, he took courses in Evidence with Professor Mark Cammack, as well as Constitutional Law and a seminar on International Protection of Human Rights with Professor Jonathan Miller. Because Gaitan practices criminal law in his native Argentina, he ...

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Southwestern Extern’s Immersion in Human Rights Efforts in India Spotlighted in National Jurist

A first-person account of Southwestern student Dawn Hamilton's unique and life-changing summer externship experience in India is featured in the January 2014 issue of the National Jurist. In Poverty, Beatings and Human Rights in India, Dawn describes her involvement in helping heroic women secure basic rights in a societal structure that imposes major restrictions based on gender. During a full-time summer ...

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Journal of International Law Blue Book Award Winners Announced; Senior Reference Librarian David McFadden Also Honored

On September 16, the Southwestern Journal of International Law presented Blue Book Awards to Law Journal members whose efforts stood out in the editing and production of journal articles for the first production assignment this year. Students selected for the awards included Neghin Khanverdi, Kenneth Korosi, Christina Marquezm and Diana Shaginian. Each winner was complemented for their diligent work by a La ...

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Mongolian Judges Visit Southwestern

Judge Ronald Lew '71 of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and a trustee of Southwestern, hosted a delegation of appellate judges from Mongolia as part of a cultural and legal exchange program sponsored by Open World. The program provided them with exposure to the American justice system, both federal and state, through meetings with judges and administrators at all levels of the ...

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