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November 12, 2019

The Future of Arbitration; Military Galore; and more!

By M. Ariel Rahimi '20

Preserving the Future of Arbitration
Professor Emeritus Robert E. Lutz quoted by Law360Image - Law360 Logo
Is the integrity of the arbitration process at risk? The Ninth Circuit passed a ruling on October 22nd in an attempt to protect the integrity of arbitration from the lurking biases that exist in for-profit arbitration services. While some may fear the uncertainty the Ninth Circuit ruling may have on the arbitration process, Professor Emeritus Robert E. Lutz says, "the future of arbitration depends on it." Read the full story here.

It Is Military Order That Combats the Chaos of War
Professor Rachel E. VanLandingham quoted and featured in the Houston ChronicleImage - Houston Chronicle Logo  
The law of armed conflicts is more than just words, more than just rules, and more than just legislation. It is what helps preserves the humanity within our soldiers. In the Houston Chronicle, Professor Rachel E. VanLandingham, a former judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force, comments that the President's outbursts regarding our troops' behavior undermine the very thing that is meant to bring order to the chaos of war.  

The Young and Powerful
Priya Verma featured in The Hollywood ReporterImage - The Hollywood Reporter logo
Our very own Priya Verma '09 was featured in the Hollywood Reporter's Next Gen 2019: Hollywood's 35 Rising Executives 35 and Under list, and we couldn't be prouder! Priya is the youngest partner at one of Hollywood's top talent boutiques, Morris Yorn. Click here to read more about Priya's astonishing career and see the rest of the executives on the list.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes, Some Wear Suits
Professor Julie A. Werner-Simon published by the Daily JournalImage - Daily Journal
See the beautiful words Adjunct Associate Professor Julie A. Werner-Simon used to memorialize Congressman Elijah Cummings' lifelong battle for civil rights.


Holding Justice to a Higher Standard Than Factual Sufficiency
Professor Rachel E. VanLandingham featured in The Marine Corps TimesImage - Marine Corps Times Logo
Does witness testimony mean nothing to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)? Read what Professor Rachel E. VanLandingham, a former judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force, tells the Marine Corps Times on the outdated and insufficient standard of factual sufficiency implemented by the UCMJ.

The High Price of Justice
Rex Parris '80 featured on Great Trials PodcastImage - Great Trials Podcast logo
Southwestern graduate and founder of PARRIS Law Firm, Rex Parris '80, received one of the nation's top motor vehicle accident verdicts in 2018. Find out how Parris was able to secure the $41.6 million verdict here.