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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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Ten Southwestern Graduates Awarded ABOTA Fellowships

Reposted from 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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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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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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Shawn Holley ’88 Shares the Unique Path that Lead her to Criminal and Entertainment Law

Alumna Shawn Holley '88 engaged a room full of students, faculty and staff recently when she talked about her own unique path to practicing both criminal and entertainment law. At the event, hosted by Southwestern's Criminal Law and Entertainment Law societies, Holley shared, "Success, however you define it, comes when you're doing what you love." Her passion and excitement for criminal law was fueled by th ...

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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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