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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Legal Knowledge. Students will be able to identify, understand, and explain fundamental legal rules, procedures, concepts, theories, and policies.
- 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.
- Legal Skills. Students will be able to effectively conduct legal research, investigate, advocate, collaborate, and communicate with a variety of audiences.