Alumni Profile

Hon. Allen Webster ‘71 honored by the American Bar Association
Published: 9/18/2015

The Southwestern community congratulates Judge Allen Webster ‘71 of the Los Angeles Superior Court, who has been selected by the American Bar Association for the 2015 Making a Difference through Service to the Profession Award. He will be honored on September 25 in Boston. The Difference Makers Awards Program recognizes extraordinary members of the bench and bar who “make a difference” by breaking down barriers for women, people of color, people with disabilities and regardless of sexual orientation, and whose dedication has made a difference to the profession or the community.
Southern California Rising Stars 2015
Published: 8/24/2015

Southwestern alumni were prominently listed among the attorneys recognized in the 2015 Southern California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Rising Stars list is developed using the same patented multiphase selection process used for the Super Lawyers list except, to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.
Professor Gert Hirschberg '50 passes away at the age of 88
Published: 8/17/2015

The Southwestern community mourns the passing of Professor Gert Hirschberg, who passed away on July 17, 2015 at the age of 88. Professor Hirschberg, who graduated from Southwestern in 1950, practiced law for more than 35 years, and served on the California State Bar Board of Governors and Judicial Council. He taught Torts to thousands of students at the law school from 1966 to 1980, and also taught at four other California law schools.
Robert Glassman '09 and Brian Yeretzian '11 publish articles for the LA Lawyer magazine
Published: 8/11/2015

The July/August issue of LA Lawyer magazine features articles by two Southwestern alumni: Robert Glassman ‘09 of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP and President of the Barristers of the LACBA, explains the benefits of Barristers membership in the “Barrister Tips” column on page 10, and Brian Yeretzian ‘11 of Hinds & Shankman LLP, discusses recent amendments to the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act in the “Practice Tips” column on page 12.

Neville Johnson '75 featured in LA Times
Published: 7/28/2015

Southwestern alumnus and adjunct professor Neville Johnson ‘75 is the subject of an extensive profile in today’s LA Times, “'Go-to' L.A. lawyer says Hollywood studios are shortchanging his clients.” Characterized as “one of the most feared litigators in Hollywood,” Johnson has secured hundreds of millions of dollars for the actors, writers and other clients cheated out of their fair share of royalties by studios. Johnson is also an accomplished composer and performer.



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