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Southwestern Reporter

February/March 2007

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BLSA Teams Advance to Nationals

Siannah Collado, Breyon James, Marie Maurice and Michelle Holmes
Southwestern's Black Law Students Association (BLSA) trial and appellate advocacy teams earned top awards in competitions held during the Western Regional NBLSA Convention, February 14-17 in San Francisco. They will both go on to compete in the national rounds in March. Southwestern's BLSA Chapter also won First Runner-Up for "Best Chapter of the Year."

The BLSA Mock Trial team - Breyon James, Siannah Collado, Michelle Holmes and Marie Maurice - won First Place in the region during the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, qualifying them for the national competition in Atlanta. Professor Isabelle Gunning and Professor Karen Smith served as advisors to the team, which defeated UCLA, Pepperdine and Oregon University arguing a case that involved tactical prosecution and defense of three counts involving drug possession, assault and providing material support to terrorism.

"I think it is important to note that, while Southwestern's BLSA has sent moot court teams to the BLSA competitions and been successful, this was the first year that we sent a mock trial team," Professor Gunning said. Read more.


National Telecommunications Team Returns with Honors

Southwestern's team of Lindsay Harrell, Julia Romano and Sarah Wolk returned from the 2007 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition in early February with the awards for Best Brief and Third Place overall. The competition, held at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C., involved the issue of whether or not sponsorship identification rules apply to video news releases (VNR) - "news" packages put together by people outside of a news station to advocate a certain point of view.

"Dealing with the wonkish topic of the application of FCC sponsor identification regulations to a video news release depicting violent video games, the team's oralists were in outstanding form throughout the competition, particularly when arguing 'For the Government,'" said Professor Robert Lind, who along with Professor Michael Epstein served as the team's advisors.

ITAP Teams Reaches Semi-finals

Southwestern's Interscholastic Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) sent two teams to the 2007 National Trial Competition in early February. Aylin Algin, Yan Gershfeld, and Chris Young defeated teams from BYU and Chapman law schools in the preliminaries to advance to the semi-final round. The other Southwestern team of Jennifer Turner, Britton Light and Georgia Chudoba performed well too. Team managers were Kiernan Curley and Chris Harmon. Adjunct Professor Joseph Esposito, an ITAP advisor, said that both teams did an amazing job and were excellent ambassadors for Southwestern. The Texas Young Lawyers sponsored the competition held in Salt Lake City, Utah in early February.

Greg Mohrman Elected Governor of the ABA 9th Circuit

For the second year in a row, a Southwestern student has been chosen to lead his peers while representing law schools in the American Bar Association. Second-year day student Greg Mohrman, who is currently the SBA President, has been elected as ABA Governor of the 9th Circuit. He received this honor when the SBA attended the ABA Law Student Spring Meeting and Election, which was held at Southwestern in late February. Every year the ABA Law Student Division selects 15 regional circuit governors to serve on the Division's Board of Governors - the 9th Circuit Governor represents all ABA approved law schools in Southern California and Hawaii. Greg will be succeeding current ABA 9th Circuit Governor and Southwestern evening student Alex Raminfar.

Morhman's responsibilities will include overseeing ABA Law Student Division activities at every ABA-approved law school within the circuit; representing the interests and communicating the needs of law students attending the law schools in the 9th circuit; communicating information about the national concerns, interests and activities of the Division's Board of Governors, Division programs, activities, and leadership positions to circuit members, and encouraging participation in the same; developing a plan of action for the circuit to include public interest initiatives, programming, membership outreach, etc.; planning and developing programming, training, and social activities for the fall and spring circuit meetings; among other tasks. For more information on the position, click here; for more information on the 9th Circuit, click here.


Mexican Attorneys at Southwestern Train in Trial Advocacy

As part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program, three Mexican students arrived at Southwestern in January for a full year in the United States, in which they will spend two semesters at the law school learning to train their peers back home in trial advocacy.

The three Mexican students are: Manuel Caloca, 30, a professor at the Universidad de Guadalajara who is a graduate of that law school and also holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Arizona in International Trade Law; Ariadna Camacho, 22, a graduate of Tec of Monterrey (State of Mexico Campus), who has worked at one of Mexico's leading anti-trust law firms; and Diana "Cristal" Obregon, 28, a graduate of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), who spent several years working at Proderecho, the non-governmental organization that has spearheaded USAID's oral advocacy training efforts in Mexico. Read More.

Southwestern Student Selected a 'Matchmaker for Justice'

Claudia E. Candelas, a fourth-year evening student, was selected to participate in Matchmakers for Justice (M4J), a program set up to provide advocacy for displaced Katrina residents in New Orleans. She is one of 50 law students from across the country to participate in the program. Professor Parrish has agreed to serve as her advisor on ethical issues or other non-Louisiana law questions. The M4J program, which involves pairing law students with displaced residents on a one-on-one, long-term basis, is a part of the Student Hurricane Network, which was set up by the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division.

Candelas recently traveled to New Orleans to meet with those affected by the storm. "We toured the areas that were hit and still mostly uninhabitable," she said. "We spoke to, and met many of the residents that will be benefiting from the program. They couldn't stress enough how important our advocacy is to them and how they feel as though we are their only 'link to the outside world.' Stated simply, it is very sad, and I am very much looking forward to participation in this program and the work that is still very much needed in the Gulf Coast." For more information on the program, click here.

ExamSoft News

The new ExamSoft program has recently been upgraded to ExamSoft Flexsite in order to give the May graduates hands-on experience with the process prior to taking the California Bar this summer, as well as eliminate the use of floppy discs and CDs. Instead of submitting discs or CDs with the exam answers, students will now be responsible for uploading answers to a secure server at the conclusion of the exam, in order to improve the prior delayed release of completed exams for grading. For students who do not have a wireless service, answers may be uploaded using a wire port in the library prior to leaving campus. The exam is encrypted and once completed, the student will not be able to reopen it.

If students plan to type their spring exams using ExamSoft Flexsite, several necessary steps must be completed, including internet connectivity and registering laptops with Southwestern. Please contact Computer Services in the Computer Lab of the Law Library for assistance. Information sessions concerning ExamSoft Flexsite will be held in the coming weeks. In these sessions, the Computer Services staff will conduct a demo and students will be able to download a practice exam that will function identically to an actual exam.

ExamSoft Flexsite Information Sessions

Tuesday March 20, 12:15 p.m. & 5 p.m., W329
Thursday, March 22, 12:15 p.m. & 5 p.m., W329
Monday, March 26 12:15 pm & 5 p.m., W411
Wednesday, March 28 5 p.m., W229

Help Foster Creativity with Craft Drive

APALSA is sponsoring an art supply drive now through Friday, March 9. These craft materials will be donated to New Village Charter High School, a school for at-risk girls that just opened last year. Any new or used art supplies, such as magazines, markers, yarn, construction paper, pens, felt, fabric, glue, scissors, etc. will be greatly appreciated! Please drop off items in the boxes located at the Westmoreland Alcove and BW Central Hall by the elevators.

Auto-forward Your Southwestern Email!

Now you can get your Southwestern email at the address of your choice. Find out how to forward email addressed to your Southwestern account to your personal email here: Southwestern Email Accounts or Forwarding Messages (PDF).



A Dozen Questions for Professor Alan Calnan

Q: What is your favorite law school memory?
A: I have two favorite memories of law school, though neither is of a specific moment. Rather, they are more general feelings - specifically, feelings of camaraderie and accomplishment. I had a great group of friends in law school. We ate, played, talked, studied and laughed together every day. Through constant support and encouragement, each member learned more - about life as well as law - than we ever could have learned alone. Sappy, yes, but true.

Q: How did your work as Notes and Comments Editor of Syracuse Law Review influence your decision to become a law professor?
A: It really didn't, at least not directly. When I was in law school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my degree. I joined law review because I liked to write and knew it might improve my job opportunities. Although my stint on law review reinforced my love of writing, and confirmed my interest in legal theory and policy, I never imagined it might lead to a teaching career. It did convince me, however, that I definitely did not want to be a magazine or book editor!

Q: What did you enjoy most about being a litigator?
A: Actually litigating. I worked in a medium- to large-sized insurance defense firm. As a young associate, I spent much of my time doing discovery - taking depositions, drafting interrogatories and such. This was and is important and necessary work, but like most litigators, I preferred being in court. In my first year of practice, I was fortunate enough to try several of my own cases and argue before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Knowing that my ideas would have a profound and immediate impact on both my clients and the law made these experiences especially fulfilling (and, as you might guess, nerve-wracking).

Q: What made you leave litigation to return to academic life?
A: In a way, I never really left academic life. After law school, I did an appellate clerkship which kept me cloistered in a library or judge's chambers researching law and thinking about the policy effects of the opinions I helped to draft. Even in practice, I often volunteered or was asked to write appellate briefs on cutting edge issues. When I received an offer from Villanova University School of Law to teach legal writing, I decided to take the next step in what by that time seemed to be a pretty natural, if financially challenging, transition to legal education.

Q: What sparked your research and passion for tort law?
A: This is a toughie. Torts was my favorite subject in law school, but at the time I didn't know why. Upon reflection, I'd say it's the human drama, moral dilemmas, social policy-making and political machinations that make Torts so interesting. One person damages, degrades, deceives or defames another. The victim wants to retaliate, but must channel her anger, frustration and ultimately her response through the civil justice system. The basic question of tort law is: When shall the state permit such a counterattack? One cannot answer this question without considering the justice of the encounter, the interests of the parties, the purposes and limits of the judicial system, the sovereignties of competing branches of government, the other social systems available to deal with the problem and the general public welfare. Now that's good stuff!

Q: How did you come to work with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms?
A: Fortunately, it was not because I had extensive experience with each item in their title. Following the Oklahoma City bombing, Congress commissioned the National Research Council (NRC) to study ways of avoiding or responding to future bomb attacks and charged the NRC with the responsibility of drafting a report which it was to deliver to the BATF. The NRC, in turn, assembled the Committee on Marketing, Rendering Inert, and Licensing of Explosive Materials. Based on a recommendation from a former colleague, I was invited to give a presentation reviewing the civil liability issues arising from some of the alternatives. Apparently, they couldn't get enough of torts (but really, who can?), so they asked me to join the group. I wound up writing several sections of legal analysis in the report and co-authored its legal addendum.

Q: What are some of your favorite legal themed TV shows or movies?
A: To be honest, I can't watch most legal-themed dramas. Because they're supposed to be realistic, I find myself being distracted by the inaccuracies, stereotypes and hyperboles. This forces me to make verbal critiques, which in turn leads to my annoying every non-lawyer in the room. The Verdict with Paul Newman is one exception. You can't beat the pathos of a broken-down and desperate tort lawyer doing battle in a grievous med mal case against the Leviathan law firm that ruins his case by scaring off his star witness on the eve of trial and breaking his heart by planting a comely mole in his litigation team. Comedies are a different story. Who can resist My Cousin Vinny, with its saga of two innocent "Yutes" wrongly accused of committing a crime and their passed-the-bar-on-the-sixth-try Brooklyn attorney and his mechanic girlfriend who succeed in getting them off the hook. Certainly not me!

Q: If your students could only take away one piece of knowledge from your classes, what would you want it to be?
A: Be passionate, creative and ethical in whatever you choose to do, and you'll always feel like a success (Caveat: Friedrich Nietzsche, who first popularized this view, eventually went insane, so you might want to keep tabs on that imagination!)

Q: What are some of your hobbies outside of teaching and writing about the law?
A: I've been running (almost Gump-like) for nearly thirty years and hope to go for thirty more. When the Lakers are playing, I usually can be found near a TV yelling potentially tortious phrases at the refs, the players and the Zen Master. According to police reports, someone who looks like me has been spotted walking around area golf courses excavating large chunks of earth with his three iron. I plead the fifth. During drives to and from school, I like to listen to various Great Lectures (usually on philosophy) from the Teaching Company, proving that I'm not willing to perplex my students with cosmic quandaries that I wouldn't endure myself. Mostly though, I enjoy hanging out and vacationing with my wife and watching my Italian Mastiff "puppies," Rocco and Sophie, slowly devour our home.

Q: What is the biggest misconception students have about law professors?
A: Okay, here comes some tough love. Students seem to believe that journeying through cyberspace or getting lost in a computer game during class magically makes them invisible. Based on this assumption, they further believe that their professors cannot see them, cannot tell what they are doing or do not care where they go (mentally, that is). This just in...we do see you, we know exactly what you're doing and we really do care.

Q: If you knew you could not fail, what would you do?
A: I'd either stalk a Tiger in the Woods at Pinehurst or school the Big Aristotle at the Forum (or perhaps be schooled by the Great Philosopher at the Lyceum).

Q: Coming from the East Coast, what's your favorite thing about living in LA?
A: Not just drinking wine, but actually taking a short trip to see where it's made. Not just admiring picture postcards of eye-popping sunsets and jaw-dropping vistas, but actually witnessing them every day as I walk out my door. Not just waiting for an Indian Summer, but actually walking around in shorts and shirtsleeves in the dead of winter.



  • Back from the Margins: An Environmental Nuisance Paradigm for Private Cleanup Cost Disputes, 84 DENVER UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 395 (2006)
  • Quoted in "Wal-Mart loses job bias appeal: The retailer must face a class-action suit on behalf of 1.5 million women, a panel rules," Los Angeles Times
  • Panelist, "Selected Adversarial Issues Concerning Relevance, Competence and Witness Statements," Rules of Evidence: FRE V. CEC, Southwestern


Professor Cohen named Street Law "Educator of the Year"

Professor Laura Dym Cohen has been named 2007 Street Law Educator of the Year. She will be honored at the Third Annual Street Law Awards Dinner in Washington D.C. on April 25, sharing the accolades with other award recipients, including former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.

"Professor Cohen has a remarkable and infectious enthusiasm that makes the program thrive," Dean Bryant Garth said. "She also takes the themes of the Street Law program into new arenas. For example, she took the initiative to get students involved in pro bono activities connected to the Teen Court project here in Los Angeles. She arranged meetings and secured the involvement of the Student Bar Association." Read More.



Upcoming Biederman Institute Events

The Biederman Institute is working with leading organizations in the media industry and the legal profession to present an array of outstanding programs for practitioners, students and faculty this semester. For more information on these events, contact Tamara Moore in the Institute Office.

Save the Dates for the Next Two "Conversations"

On Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m., the Institute's "Conversations With..." series will feature Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Museum of Television and Radio (and former president of PBS) in a discussion titled "Broadcasting in the Twenty First Century." Then, on Tuesday, March 27, the series will feature David Nimmer, Of Counsel, Irell & Manella LLP, Los Angeles and Distinguished Scholar, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology in "Patently Misguided: A Direct Analysis of Copyright's Indirect Liability." Each event offers one unit of MCLE credit and is followed by a reception.

Entertainment Without Borders: Practicing in the Emerging Global Marketplace

The Biederman Institute and the Beverly Hills Bar Association are co-sponsoring their second annual Entertainment Without Borders event on Thursday, April 12. The conference will focus on three aspects of the international entertainment market: the talent market, examining cross border challenges to recruiting and hiring actors, directors and other key production personnel; the product market, exploring the legal and business implications of the technological revolution in the delivery of entertainment products; and the geographic market, discussing the challenge of doing entertainment deals in emerging markets, particularly in China and India. For more information, visit the Institute Events section of the website.


Career Services has three upcoming presentations that you won't want to miss. The following events will be at 12:30 p.m. in W311, with the exception of the 12th Annual Entertainment Law Career Day.

March 7 - Alumni Talking about the Bar Examination: Hear four alumni talk about the Bar Examination. This is your chance to ask all your questions about preparation classes, the best ways to get ready, when to start studying, etc.  Panelists include: Tom Beindorf, Cecilia Amo, Emma Brackett, and Mark Khalaf, with Professor Bateman acting as Panel Moderator.   

Saturday, March 10 - 12th Annual Entertainment Law Career Day: Learn about all the different practice options within the entertainment industry! Topics to be covered include: Entertainment Law in the Law Firm Setting; Intellectual Property in the Entertainment Law Realm; Sports Law; Lawyers in the Music Industry; Lawyers in the Television & Cable Industries; Lawyers in the Motion Picture Industry. Panelists will discuss what they do and how they obtained their positions in the entertainment industry. They will also offer practical advice for obtaining a career in entertainment law.  Representatives from MGM, Universal Pictures, TNT, ABC/Touchstone Television, Foley & Lardner, Sheppard Mullin, Eisner & Frank, AT&T, Blitz Distribution, Mandate Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Sanchez & Amador, Fox Broadcasting, and many more will attend. The event will be held at Southwestern with check-in starting at 8:00 a.m.  For a complete schedule of events and to sign-up to attend, please visit the Career Services Office.
March 14 - Legal Tales from a Headhunter: Noted author and Los Angeles headhunter, Valerie Fontaine, will be on campus to talk to students about career development, the Los Angeles legal market, how to stand out in the job market, and what practice areas are "hot" and which are not. This will be an informative and entertaining presentation! 
Early Planning Encouraged for 2008 Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkship Applications

Applications for 2008 federal court clerkships will be due early September 2007, but students are encouraged to begin their planning now. Those interested in State Court clerkships need to check deadline dates, as they vary from state to state.

For more information, please see the Career Services Office and plan on attending the Career Services Seminar on Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkships, scheduled for April 12 at 12:30 and 5 p.m.


LACBA Symposium Discusses Cutting-edge Labor and Employment Law Issues

On Thursday, March 8, the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section invites students to attend the 27th Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium, which will be held at the Biltmore Hotel (506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles). This event is free to law students and offers a day of panel discussions on cutting-edge issues in labor and employment law, complete with extensive written reference materials. In addition to updates of significant developments in the field, the 2007 Symposium will offer a humorous account of what it feels like to be fired and host a panel of preeminent speakers on how opposing sides of a dispute can be zealous advocates and still get along. The program begins with breakfast and registration starting at 7:45 a.m. and ends with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. For more info or to register, please visit the labor and employment section of or call (213) 896-6560.

More Student Groups Host Alumni-Student Networking Events

Southwestern's student organizations know the value of networking and continue planning events to do just that. Both OUTlaw and the Media Law Forum, along with Entertainment and Sports Law Society, invite students to join members for special cocktail receptions intended to help build a bridge between the students and alumni. The OUTlaw event will take place on Tuesday, March 13 and the media, entertainment and sports law event will take place on Wednesday, March 14. Both events begin at 5:30 pm. on the Second Floor of the Bullocks Wilshire Building. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Development and Alumni Affairs Office.

Don't miss "Table Days" in April

"Table Days" are intended to provide students with the opportunity to receive advice from faculty, deans and staff on planning their schedule for the upcoming academic year and preparing for their legal career. Tables will be grouped by areas of interests, including entertainment law, business law, criminal law, international law, skills courses (Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation, etc.), bar preparation, public interest, student honor groups and much more. The event will take place on the Promenade during the following dates/times:

  • Monday, April 9, 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 10, 12 - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 11, 12 - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 11, 5 - 6 p.m.

Intramural Moot Court Schedule

First Round Oral Arguments
Saturday & Sunday, March 17 & 18
Appellate Brief Due
Monday, March 19
Second Round Oral Arguments
Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25
Third Round Oral Arguments
Saturday, March 31
Octa & Quarter Final Rounds
Thursday, April 12
Semifinal & Final Rounds
Saturday, April 14


Southwestern welcomes its newest staff members
  • Sandra Tamayo, Student Services Assistant
    Before joining Southwestern, Sandra worked at Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services, a non-profit organization in Culver City where she was a Development Associate and worked with the Vice President of Development and the marketing team in the planning and execution of charity events. Sandra earned her bachelor's degree from Humboldt State University.
  • Maxine Sawoya, Circulation Specialist/Stacks Supervisor, Library
    Maxine is a graduate of Mount St. Mary's College with a B.A. in French and minor in Spanish. She previously worked for a greeting card company and in retail. Her daughter - Alexandria Sawoya - is a third-year day student.
  • Hannah Sward, Dean's Office Assistant
    Hannah graduated from Antioch University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing and worked as a Campus Services Assistant.  Hannah's previous experience included working at an art gallery and as a reporter for a local neighborhood newspaper.  
  • Katrina Walker, Assistant Director of Career Services
    Katrina earned her J.D. degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego. Before coming to Southwestern, Katrina worked for Robert Half in Los Angeles, where she helped staff legal firms, advising and preparing lawyers and legal personnel for the job search process. She is a member of the California Bar.

Also note that Linda Bush, Martha Fink, Gregg Hinton and Sandra Montgomery's titles are now Faculty Services Assistants.


"W.A.Y." - Who Are You & Why Are You here?

This month - Hildy Aguinaldo, Second-Year Day Program

Hildy Aguinaldo says that the beauty of law school is that it gives you options. As president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), member of the Moot Court Honors Program, and editor of the student newspaper, The Commentator, the second-year student approaches each day with ingenuity.

Even though she loved her undergraduate experience at UCLA, Aguinaldo said that Southwestern presents students with the chance to be creative and shine in their own ways. "If you go to a Harvard or Stanford you're made to fit into their mold," she said. "At Southwestern, you can make your own mold, do your own stuff. There's so much you can do here."

She works with APALSA's seven board members and has cultivated a multi-pronged venture that includes: social, professional, and academic development as well as community involvement. In October, the organization held an outline and exam writing workshop, open to anyone interested, in which top scoring students from the previous year came and talked about how they prepared for the tests so successfully. Aguinaldo also enjoys mentoring students and credits her own family with giving her terrific support. "My little sister is my mentor. And so is my boyfriend... I make him listen to all of my moot court arguments."

During her last year at UCLA, her father had some health problems, which Aguinaldo says were caused by tobacco. That influenced her to make the decision to go to law school. Her first thought was to explore health care law, but she admits that there are so many things that interest her, she's not sure what area she wants to hone in on just yet. And as if she isn't busy enough, Aguinaldo has also been a paid intern with the Airport Division of the City Attorney's Office since last May - writing up complaints and memos and doing research on ordinances. "I'm sane because I enjoy every single one of the things I'm doing, which are all intense but flexible," she said.



A selection of scholarships and essay contests are available in the Financial Aid Office (W102), on the bulletin board in the Westmoreland basement and online.


Please note: The information regarding scholarships and essay contests on Southwestern's website provides a list for informational purposes only. Students interested in applying for any scholarship should contact the sponsoring organization directly for specific details and deadlines. External sites are provided for informational purposes only and are not endorsed by Southwestern.





6 "Conversation With..." Pat Mitchell, 7:30 p.m., Louis XVI Room
7 Civil Litigation Panel Presentation, 12:30 p.m., W311
10 Entertainment Law Career Day
 Moot Court Oral Advocacy Workshop, 2 p.m., W611
13 OUTLaw Alumni-Student Networking Reception, 5:30 p.m.
14 Balancing Work, Family & Life: How Do I Do it All? 12:30 p.m., W311
 Media Law Forum and Entertainment & Sports Law Society Alumni Student Networking Reception, 5:30 p.m.
17-18 Intramural Moot Court Oral Arguments - First Round
19 Intramural Moot Court Appellate Brief Due
24 Government Career Day, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Chapman Law School
24-25 Intramural Moot Court Oral Arguments - Second Round
27 "Conversation With..." David Nimmer, 7:30 p.m., Louis XVI Room
31 Intramural Moot Court Oral Arguments - Third Round, Los Angeles County Superior Court


2-8 Spring Break
9 Table Days, 5 p.m., Promenade
10 Table Days, 12 p.m., Promenade
 Alumni Outreach/Spring Job Fair Reception, 4:30 p.m., Promenade
11 Table Days, 12 & 5 p.m., Promenade
12 Intramural Moot Court Oral Arguments - Octa & Quarter Rounds, Los Angeles County Superior Court
 Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkships, 12:30 p.m. & 5 p.m., W311
14 Intramural Moot Court Oral Arguments - Semi-final Round, Final Round and Awards Banquet
19 The 20th Annual Alumni Awards Recognition Reception
21 Student Awards Banquet
23 Summer Clerk Boot Camp, 12:30 p.m. & 5 p.m., W311


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