Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Employment at Southwestern

Founded in 1911, as an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian institution, Southwestern Law School has long been at the forefront of legal education. We offer a competitive salary along with comprehensive benefits for employees, spouses/domestic partners, and dependent children, including medical, dental, vision, Group Life/AD&D, LTD, flexible spending accounts, TIAA-CREF pension plan, vacation and sick leave.

Following is a list of current job openings. Unless otherwise indicated, applicants may apply for positions by sending a cover letter, resume and salary history to individuals or email addresses indicated in the position opening.

Southwestern is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

Employment Opportunities (as of 11/17/14)


Southwestern Law School announces an exciting opportunity in its Career Services Office (CSO). The Career Services Office Coordinator is an entry-level position, which provides experience and training in a diverse number of administrative and operational responsibilities. The CSO Coordinator is a critical member of the CSO team.  The CSO provides career counseling services for both students and alumni and facilitates placement of students and alumni to legal employers through targeted outreach to the legal community.  The CSO staff conducts a variety of workshops, hosts seminars, assists students and alumni with drafting resumes and cover letters, provides interview preparation and facilitates mock interviews; maintains contact and cultivates relationships with legal employers; and actively participates in professional legal associations.  Career Services also coordinates On Campus Interview Programs (OCIP) in the fall and spring each year and maintains an extensive job listing database, a career resource library. And a computer lab.

The ideal candidate for this position will be friendly, versatile self-starter, capable of working with minimal supervision and able to coordinate and manage multiple assignments and projects successfully.  The following administrative support duties are required: 

  • Office reception including answering phones, greeting and providing information to students, faculty, staff and visitors, answering email;
  • File and database maintenance;
  • Document preparation including word processing and proofreading;
  • Graphic design of flyers, posters, etc.
  • Desktop management;
  • Monitoring and ordering office supplies and refreshments for the Office and on campus CSO sponsored events;
  • Monitoring and processing mail;
  • Scheduling student and alumni counseling appointments;
  • Coordinating, reviewing, and uploading job postings on the Symplicity job board. 

The CSO Coordinator will also provide support with counseling, special projects and programs including:

  • Handling all student intake interviews to ensure complete and updated student profile information on placement search data base;
  • Providing assistance with 1L counseling on matters related to Symplicity, CSO library resources, and programming and events;
  • Coordinating the annual CSO Open House;
  • Assisting the Graduate Advancement Program (GAP) Administrator in securing classroom reservations, ensuring timely production of course materials, scheduling curriculum conference  meetings, and managing the GAP website; and
  • Assisting the Director of Career Services and On-Campus Interview Program [OCIP] Coordinator with various tasks associated with the administration of both the Fall and Spring On-Campus Interview Programs. 

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in student, academic or administrative services. The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal, service, and verbal/written communication skills; good judgment; strong organizational and planning abilities; and proficiency in computer programs (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher).

For consideration, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to


Southwestern offers seasonal employment for responsible and detail oriented individuals to serve as examination proctors for midterm, final examinations and law school admissions examinations. Proctors are responsible for the professional administration of exams and for providing an environment conducive to testing.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Adhering to established exam policies and procedures;
  • Securing, distributing and collecting exam materials;
  • Reading verbal instructions, properly timing exams, collecting and recording each completed exam;
  • Documenting irregularities and reporting them to the appropriate office.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Previous experience in exam administration or at least two years of office experience;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Excellent interpersonal and service skills;
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills;
  • Good judgment;
  • Strong organizational and planning abilities;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • Availability during scheduled midterms, final and law school admissions examinations.

Southwestern provides mandatory training on exam proctoring prior to the scheduled examination period.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to or Personnel (236G), 3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.


Southwestern Law School offers an excellent employment opportunity for an individual interested in beginning a career in higher education and student services. The ideal candidate will be a versatile self-starter capable of working with minimal supervision and able to coordinate and manage multiple assignments and projects successfully while interacting with a variety of constituencies.

The SOS Office Assistant position requires general administrative assistance including but not limited to:

  • Work closely with Southwestern administrators staff to provide a personable and vibrant educational experience;
  • Represent departments as the first point of contact and manage a high volume of student, faculty and staff inquiries;
  • Facilitate document processing, including writing proofreading, editing and production;
  • Manage data and database quality control;
  • Coordinate short- and long-term projects; and
  • Develop graphic design/desktop publishing for special events and institutional activities.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in student, academic or administrative services. The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal skills, strong organizational and planning abilities, excellent verbal/written communication skills, the ability to work well as a member of a team and independently, good judgment and proficiency in computer programs (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).

For consideration, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to