Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

Courses

This course schedule below is for full-time students without any prior course credit. Students interested in part-time study or those with prior course work from either school should contact Southwestern or The Drucker School for more information.

First Year | Second Year | Third Year | Fourth Year

Course Descriptions | Concentrations


First Year - Taken at Southwestern

FALL UNITS SPRING UNITS
Civil Procedure I
2 Civil Procedure II
3
Contracts I
3
Contracts II 2
Torts or Property 4
Torts or Property 4
LAWS I 3
LAWS II 3
Criminal Law 3
First-year Elective* 3

*Students may take one of the following First-year Electives: Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Copyright Law, History of American Law, Legal Profession, Public International Law, or Defenses in the Law (by invitation only). In future years, other courses may be rotated into the elective slot.

Second Year - Taken at Drucker

FALL UNITS SPRING UNITS
The Practice of Management A 2
The Practice of Management B
2
The Drucker Difference 2
Macroeconomics 2
Financial Accounting 4 Applied Operational Methods 4
Managerial Accounting
2
Corporate Finance
 4
Quantitative Methods
4
Marketing Management
 4
Organizational Behavior and Theory 4

Please note: JD/MBA students, especially those enrolled in the SCALE program, are encouraged to start in the Summer to accelerate through their MBA coursework and complete the MBA program requirements within one year. Students will have the opportunity to focus on their JD coursework in their third and/or fourth year. JD/MBA students must complete two consecutive semesters (fall and spring if a student starts in the fall) or three consecutive semesters (summer, fall, and spring if a student starts in the summer).

Third Year - Taken at Southwestern

FALL UNITS SPRING UNITS
Constitutional Law I
3
Constitutional Law II 3
Evidence or Business Associations 4 Evidence or Business Associations 4
Electives,** Externship or Honors Program 2 or 3 each Electives,** Externship or Honors Program 2 or 3 each
Required floating Southwestern Electives** 2 or 3 each Required floating Southwestern Electives** 2 or 3 each

Fourth Year - Taken at Southwestern and Drucker

FALL UNITS SPRING UNITS
Strategy (Drucker) 4

Drucker Electives***

4

Required floating Southwestern Electives**

2, 3 or 4 each Required floating Southwestern Electives** 2, 3 or 4 each

**Students must complete Legal Profession, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, the Seminar/Writing Requirement, and the Professional Skills Requirement (Please note: Legal Profession may be 2 or 3 units, and may or may not satisfy the Professional Skills Requirement, depending on the section.)

***16 elective units required for the M.B.A. drawn from across the curriculum or concentrated in Finance, Strategy, Leadership or Marketing.

Course Descriptions

Southwestern Courses
Business Associations
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Criminal Law
Evidence
LAWS I
LAWS II
Property
Torts

Concentrations
Externship
Honors Programs

Students may take one of the following first-year electives: Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Copyright Law, History of American Law, Legal Profession, Public International Law, or Defenses in the Law (by invitation only). In future years, other courses may be rotated into the elective slot.

Students must complete Legal Profession, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, the Seminar/Writing Requirement, and the Professional Skills Requirement.

Drucker Courses
Applied Operational Methods
Corporate Finance
The Drucker Difference
Financial Accounting
Organizational Behavior and Theory
Marketing Management
Quantitative Methods
Strategy

16 elective units required for the M.B.A. drawn from across the curriculum or concentrated in Finance, Strategy, Leadership or Marketing.