For our students, some of the most rewarding hours in law school are those spent applying what they have learned in their classes in a "real world" environment. These valuable and practical hands-on experiences are provided through our abundant variety of experiential learning programs:
Clinical Program - Southwestern's seven clinics enable students to provide free legal services and educational programming under the supervision of faculty to members of the community in the areas of Children's Rights, Immigration Law, Street Law, Appellate Litigation, Department of Fair Employment and Housing (Civil Rights), Entertainment and the Arts, and Youth Offender Parole Hearings.
Externship Program - Southwestern has one of the largest Externship Programs in the country, allowing students to experience the attorney's role through a variety of on-site placements in judicial settings; in-house legal departments/entertainment industry; public interest organizations; or federal, state and local government offices.
Practicums - Southwestern's Practicums in appellate, immigration appeals, law firm and entertainment law settings and the Amicus Project provide unique educational experiences related to real-life practice under close supervision of faculty and practitioners.