Levon Derkalousdian is a third-year student at Southwestern Law School, where he is a Senior Advocate in the prestigious Trial Advocacy Honors Program. In 2018, Levon finished as a semi-finalist in Southwestern’s Intramural Competitions. His talent quickly stood out and was one of the only second-year students to compete nationally amongst the senior competitors. Levon went on to compete against over forty law schools and placed in the quarterfinals at the National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition in 2018.
Levon is also part of the highly selective Dean’s Fellow Program, where he serves as the Supervising Executive Dean’s Fellow. Levon provides mentorship, academic services, and student support to first-year students.
Levon also has diverse experiences in different areas of the law. In the summer of 2018, Levon was a law clerk at the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office where he worked with many trial attorneys. Levon was also heavily involved in his community prior to attending law school. He was a JusticeCorps member for three years, where he served pro se litigants in family law actions at the Stanley Mosk Self-Help Resource Center. In addition, Levon was an Operations Manager for several years in a major corporation, which is what ultimately led him to employment law.
With his passion in advocating for others, coupled with his managerial experience, Levon is naturally drawn to plaintiff’s employment law. He strives to be a voice for employees who have been wronged at the hands of their employer.
Levon’s responsibilities consist of assisting the attorneys in a number of tasks, such as propounding and responding to discovery, drafting motions, providing trial assistance, and meeting with potential clients to review their cases.
In his spare time, Levon likes to travel, spend time with friends and family, and watch new movies.
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