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June 19, 2018

Professor Laura Cohen Honored by the National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles

Congratulations to Professor Laura Cohen! She received the 2018 National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles Award and was honored at their annual awards banquet. 

This year's banquet was held at the Hilton Pasadena on June 10th, 2018. 

Image - Professor Cohen's Table at 2018 NLG Awards Banquet

The National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles recognized Professor Cohen for her contribution and work in co-founding the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC). LAIC is a one year program that offers new attorneys with the training needed to launch their own sustainable, solo practices while providing legal services to underrepresented and low-income residents in Los Angeles County. LAIC is a collaborative program between Southwestern, Loyola, and UCLA Law School, in partnership with legal service providers such as Bet Tzedek and the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, among many others.

Image - Professor Laura Cohen"I am honored to receive this recognition from the National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles Chapter along with Luz Herrera for our work in founding the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium. We are fortunate to have built a successful collaboration of law schools and legal services partners to help our participants build sustainable solo practices serving modest means clients. We are in our fourth cohort and look forward to the program continuing to grow into the future, as we fill a vital need in our community for affordable legal services."  

- Professor Laura Cohen

Want to learn more about the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium? 

Professor Cohen recently sat down with Adam Kevorkian, a 4L in Southwestern's Evening Program, to discuss The Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC). Read the full Q&A here

For more information about the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium and how to get involved, please visit their website

About the National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles: 


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The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) was founded in 1937 as the country's first racially-integrated bar association of progressive lawyers and jurists who believed that they had a major role to play in the reconstruction of legal values to emphasize human rights over property rights. The Guild is the oldest and most extensive network of public interest and human rights activists working within the legal system.