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Richard Heisler '04- Bringing Awareness of the Environment.

As Senior Counsel for Search Optics, a growing internet digital marketing company in San Diego, Southwestern alum Richard Heisler (’04) never imaged he would get a chance to do what very few people in the world ever get to do.  He observed and studied a nesting orangutan mother and her playful baby daughter in the wild along with a local research team from the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project in Indonesian Borneo’s Sabangau National Park.  

Even before attending law school, Mr. Heisler, a self-proclaimed “fanatic greenie,” was passionate about saving the planet but knew that his cause would be difficult to pursue full time, especially with law school student loans to repay.  Careers in environmental law are extremely competitive, relatively low-paying, and often fall short of the images many have of the diehard environmentalist who is chained to a tree in the name of the cause.  Aware of this, Mr. Heisler, already a second career attorney, approached Southwestern with an open mind and focused on another of his interests— entertainment and intellectual property law (IP) – considering his first career was in the film business. After graduation, however, a legal career in IP allowed Mr. Heisler to merge what he had learned at Southwestern with his passion for the environment.  

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Giving Back & Planning for the Future - Anna Tarasyuk '10

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As a Nickel Club Public Affairs Committee member, I am always keeping an eye out for a good opportunity to help the public. Recently, I started working with Bet Tzedek’s pro bono Advance Planning Clinic, helping low-income individuals prepare statutory wills and health care directives. 

As part of my own practice, I always emphasize the importance of planning, and especially the importance of having the essentials, among which is a health care directive. Advance life planning is, unfortunately, an issue that tends to get brushed aside, often with devastating results. If ignored, planning can become a drawn-out nightmare, one that leaves families fighting; adding to the already-mounting stress of dealing with the death or incapacity of a loved one. The individuals that come to the Advance Planning Clinic often do not have the necessary resources to devote to advance life planning, and therefore frequently resort to a default ‘no planning’, or at best, improvised planning, which can be disastrous. Through the Advance Planning Clinic, eligible clients have the opportunity to meet with volunteer attorneys who draft the documents on their behalf.

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Student Lauren Plunkett '14 Featured by OneJustice

Lauren Plunkett | OneJusticeOneJustice featured full-time student Lauren Plunkett '14 this month as another example of how “It Takes a Network” to achieve access to justice for Californians in need. Click here to read more about her path from undergrad to the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology to Southwestern, where she’s has participated in the Public Service ProgramPublic Interest Law Committee, and of course, OneJustice’s Justice Bus Project! “I was very interested in participating in the Justice Bus Project because a classmate told me that on a previous Southwestern Justice Bus trip, the students helped the same number of people in two days that the local legal services nonprofit can help in three months! I knew I wanted to be part of the student group who made that level of services possible.”
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Armenia Fellowship Reception Planned

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Southwestern Armenia Fellowship Reception Planned 

Reposted from www.swlaw.edu.

In 2012, Southwestern partnered with the Republic of Armenia's Ministry of Justice to create an opportunity for an American-trained lawyer to work with the Ministry to cultivate Armenia's legal system. The inaugural Southwestern Armenia Fellow, Garen Nazarian, began his term in Fall of 2012.

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The Nickel Club Supports the Hoover Mock Trial Program

THEFT ON SOUTHWESTERN CAMPUS

On February 5, 2014 at approximately 12:55 pm under the watchful eyes of the Bullocks Wilshire famous ceiling mural and nearby students, someone wearing a black hoodie snatched a backpack out of the hands of a Southwestern student.  This was not the first time such a theft has occurred on campus, however, as it has been happening annually for over twenty-five years as part of the Hoover Elementary School Mock Trial Program.

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Over 100 Donors and Volunteers Join Together on #Giving Tuesday

Over 100 alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends joined together in a single day to give-back to Southwestern. 


THANK YOU!

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Celebrating the Spirit of Giving

Southwestern Hosts a Tree Decorating Party and a Hoover Toy Drive Gift Wrapping Party

Southwestern Law School was one of more than 8,000 organizations who participated in #GivingTuesday, a national movement to add a day of charity to the holiday season. We called on alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to give-back to Southwestern and greatly appreciate those who have made their contributions. Social Media was a major part of the campaign and thanks to some of our Social Ambassadors, #GivingTuesday was trending on Southwestern’s online networks.  And to celebrate the holidays and the spirit of giving, yesterday we hosted a Tree Decorating Party and a Hoover Toy Drive Gift Wrapping Party.

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Southwestern Joins National Movement #GivingTuesday

Southwestern Joins National Movement #GivingTuesday

This Giving Tuesday, we are calling on alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to make a charitable contribution to Southwestern's Annual Fund. Gifts to the annual fund support student scholarship, faculty research, academic programs, campus facilities and more.  Join us in this national movement to increase charitable giving.

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#GivingTuesday is Trending on Social Media

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our Social Ambassadors for spreading the word about this important campaign.  Follow Southwestern on twitter at https://twitter.com/SouthwesternLaw and like us on https://www.facebook.com/swalumniassociation.  Click here to donate today.

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Southwestern Partners with "Giving Tuesday"

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Southwestern Partners with "Giving Tuesday" to Celebrate the Spirit of the Season 

Reposted from www.swlaw.edu.

This year, Southwestern has joined the national movement and become a proud partner of Giving Tuesday, coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday season. This day of giving is meant to harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals - and transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

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