Alumnus of the Year - Steven P. Byrne '77

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Alumnus of the Year - Steven P. Byrne '77

Throughout his distinguished career as a highly respected expert in property law and finance, Steven Byrne has continued his close connection with Southwestern. A graduate of the inaugural class of the two-year SCALE accelerated J.D. program, he has served as President and long term member of the Alumni Association, on the adjunct faculty and on the Board of Trustees.

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Outstanding Judicial Officer - The Hon. Sandra L. Margulies '77

Outstanding Judicial Officer  - The Hon. Sandra L. Margulies '77

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Justice Sandra Margulies has led a distinguished career in public service for nearly four decades as a prosecutor, a Judge of the Municipal and Superior Courts, and an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal. After graduating from Southwestern in 1977, Justice Margulies began her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

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Jana Waring Greer to Receive Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

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Trustee Jana Waring Greer to Receive Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

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During Southwestern's 26th Annual Awards Recognition Reception, the Southwestern Board of Trustees will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Jana Waring Greer, a member of the board for more than 25 years.

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Outstanding Friend - Austen L. Parrish

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Outstanding Friend - Austen L. Parrish

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While he may currently hold the title of Dean and James H. Rudy Professor of Law of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Austen Parrish will always be a beloved member of the Southwestern community. He is a highly respected administrator, teacher and scholar whose dedication, vision, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit had a tremendous impact on the advancement of Southwestern for more than a decade.

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Did You Know Dean Susan Prager has joined Southwestern?

Meet Dean Susan Prager

Susan Westerberg Prager, former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and former dean of UCLA School of Law, has been named Dean and Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Law School. Last fall we had the pleasure of welcoming her to the Southwestern family.  Click here to learn more about Dean Prager and watch some exciting video from the Double Milestone Event: The New Dean Welcome & Dedication of the Student Residences.

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Garry S. Shay '80 Appointed to Dental Hygiene Committee of California

Southwestern congratulates Garry Shay '80 been reappointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California.

Garry S. Shay '80 been reappointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California, where he has served since 2013. Shay has been an associate trial attorney at Stockwell Harris Woolverton and Muehl since 2012. He was senior trial attorney at Chernow and Lieb Law Offices from 2004 to 2012, trial attorney at Glauber Berenson and Salazar from 1999 to 2004 and associate at Richlin and Theofanis from 1997 to 1999. Shay was senior associate at Ingber and Ivey from 1988 to 1997 and managing attorney at the Law Offices of Gary A. Rosenberg P.C. from 1987 to 1988. He was associate at Strantz Sobelsohn Elkin and Bradford from 1986 to 1987 and at the Law Offices of Lloyd Robinson and Associates from 1981 to 1986. Shay earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School. Click here to read more about Garry Shay '80.

If you would like to submit a class note please email alumni@swlaw.edu.

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Richard L. Chinen '82 Tournament of Roses President

Southwestern congratulates Richard L. Chinen '82 for being elected President of the 2014-2015 Tournament of Roses.

Click here to read more about Richard L. Chinen '82.

Click here to read more about the Tournament of Roses Parade.

If you would like to submit a class note please email alumni@swlaw.edu.

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Leah Weil, General Counsel for Sony Pictures Entertainment, "In Conversation"

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Leah Weil, General Counsel for Sony Pictures Entertainment, "In Conversation" at Southwestern

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Leah Weil, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be the next guest for Southwestern's "A Conversation With..." series, presented by Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, will conduct the discussion on Monday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. on Southwestern's campus.

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Winning Client Counseling Team Headed to National ABA Competition

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

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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 First Place.

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Southwestern Hosts 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews

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Southwestern Hosts the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews

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Every year, law review and law journal editors from around the country gather to collaborate on ideas and discuss issues connected with student-edited publications at the National Conference of Law Reviews (NCLR). This year, Southwestern is hosting the NCLR's milestone 60th annual event March 26-29 in Los Angeles.

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