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Southwestern Student Andrew Pletcher Helps Professors File Amicus Brief in Major U.S. Supreme Court Case

As part of Southwestern's Amicus Project, third-year day student Andrew Pletcher, under the supervision of Professors Warren Grimes and Michael Epstein, has written an amicus brief that was filed last week with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the respondent in American Broadcasting Company et al v. Aereo. The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments for this case, which can affect the way people wa ...

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Southwestern’s Amicus Project Files First Official Brief

Professors Michael Epstein and Robert Lind submitted the brief, which practicum student Orly Ravid researched and wrote for a case in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals In October, the Amicus Project at Southwestern filed its inaugural pro bono amicus brief in the 9th Circuit. This amicus curiae brief supports the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM) in its federal appeal challenging the constitut ...

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SCALE and Transfer Students Compete for TAHP Positions

SCALE and transfer students recently competed against one another to earn spots as advocates with the Trial Advocacy Honors Program. The final round, which was held last Friday, came down to two SCALE students: Scott Adrian and Linh Cao. After a well-fought match, Scott Adrian was named the winner. ...

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Can a two-year J.D. Program work?

Southwestern's two-year SCALE¬ģ J.D. Program has a 38-year proven record of success. President Obama has suggested that "law schools would be wise to think about being two years instead of three years.... [and]¬†if they thought creatively about it, they probably could." Is it possible to obtain all the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful lawyer in just two years? According to graduates of¬†Southw ...

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Southwestern Grads are Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Southwestern alumni were prominently listed among the attorneys recognized in the 2013 Super Lawyers Magazine. The "Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyers" included Robert C. Brandt '76 and Brian J. Panish '84, and listed in the "Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers" were Gerald E. Agnew Jr. '74, Melvin S. Goldsman '75, Neal Raymond Hersh '76, Arash Homampour '92, William H. Newkirk '74 and Doron M. ...

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Recent SCALE Grad Earns Multiple Local Scholarships

Congratulations to Christine Wood, a member of the SCALE Class of 2013, on recently earning two scholarships. She was one of six law students awarded the 2013 Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation scholarship for demonstrating outstanding scholastic achievement, superior writing ability and community involvement. She was also  one of two law students honored with scholarships at the Blac ...

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