Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Learning Outcomes

Southwestern Law School is committed to helping students become reflective and self-fulfilled professionals who are able to integrate legal professionalism, ethics, values, doctrine, theory, and skills to become outstanding professionals in a broad variety of settings. The learning objectives listed embody this broader mission.

  1. Reflection and Self-Fulfillment. Students will be able to reflect on their values, learning, and performance as it relates to their responsibilities as professionals to continuously learn, evolve, and achieve self-fulfillment.
  2. Leadership and Service. Students will be able to appreciate the role of the legal profession in fostering justice and diversity through leadership, public service, and community involvement. 
  3. Ethics, Values, and Professionalism. Students will be able to demonstrate good judgement consistent with the legal profession's ethics, values, and duties to clients, the legal system, and society. 
  4. Legal Knowledge. Students will be able to identify, understand, and explain fundamental legal rules, procedures, concepts, theories, and policies. 
  5. Application of Legal Knowledge. Students will be able to apply knowledge and critical reading and thinking skills to be proficient in legal analysis, reasoning, and problem solving.
  6. Legal Skills. Students will be able to effectively conduct legal research, investigate, advocate, collaborate, and communicate with a variety of audiences.