[img style="margin: 0 15px 0 0;" align="left"]southwestern-law-school-01.jpg[/img]As the second oldest law school in Los Angeles, Southwestern has been providing exceptional legal education since 1911 in one of the most culturally stimulating and diverse cities in the world. Southwestern's 10,000 alumni include prominent public officials - from members of Congress to mayors, and over 200 judges - as well as founders of major law firms and general counsels of multinational corporations. The law school has strong ties to the legal, business, and civic sectors, and has received recognition for its historical emphasis on diversity. The Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute is closely linked to the entertainment industry in Hollywood and internationally.
Southwestern is the only law school in the nation to offer four J.D. courses of study that differ in scheduling and instructional approach, including traditional full- and part-time programs as well as a unique two-year alternative curriculum.
About the Students
Southwestern provides students a unique opportunity to become immersed in a global environment. Students come to Southwestern from virtually every US state and dozens of foreign countries, and represent over 250 undergraduate institutions. The broad-based diverse student body includes students from countries such as United Kingdom, India, Germany, Colombia, Cameroon, Korea, Canada, Argentina, Russia, and many more. The global perspective and life experiences that are represented in our student population enhance our campus diversity and enrich the cultural experience of the school and community members. About two-thirds have prior work experience or have already completed advanced degrees in such diverse disciplines as accounting, medicine, nonprofit leadership, and urban planning. The enrollment is nearly equally divided between women and men, while minorities make up 35 percent, and students report fluency in over 30 foreign languages.