There is no such thing as a typical Southwestern student. Southwestern, like the city it calls home, is a paean to diversity.
Students here hail from across the country and around the world. Their age range spans decades. They have completed undergraduate degrees at hundreds of different colleges and universities, in fields from art to science. Many have entered law school more than a year after college, and are veterans of careers in disciplines ranging from medicine to entertainment, accounting to zoology. They have wide and varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds; they speak dozens of languages fluently.
One of the major reasons students choose Southwestern is because they see the value in the varied perspectives and life experiences their fellow students bring to the table. The following profiles feature students from Southwestern's four J.D. Programs as well as the J.D./M.B.A. Program and LL.M. Programs.