Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

SCALE Curriculum

SCALE I | Summer Session | SCALE II

SCALE I

PERIOD 1 (12 weeks)
UNITS
Introduction to Lawyering n/a
Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS) I
3
Torts 4
Professionalism
n/a
SCALE Academic Skills Program
n/a
Contracts I 3
Period 2 (12 weeks) UNITS
Contracts II
2
Evidence Law and Practice I 3
Legal Reasoning
2
Criminal Law 3
PERIOD 3 (12 weeks) UNITS
Property 4
Evidence Law and Practice II 3
Civil Litigation 3
Court Watching
0
Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS) II 2
PERIOD 4 (10 weeks) UNITS
Criminal Procedure 3
Copyright
3
Defenses in the Law
3
Jurisdiction 3
Legal Profession 2
Lecture Series on The Profession n/a
Summer Session (10 weeks) UNITS
Independent Study on the Profession 2
Options:
Summer Elective Course(s)
Summer Externship
Summer Abroad Program
2+

SCALE II

PERIOD 5 (10 weeks) UNITS
Legal History
2
Business Associations
4
Property Transactions Practice 3
Community Property 2
PERIOD 6 (10 weeks) UNITS
Constitutional Law I
3
Remedies
3
Tort Litigation Practice 3
SCALE Only Elective
i.e., Advanced Writing Course, Employment Law,
Federal Income Taxation, Mergers/Acquisitions
2
PERIOD 7 (10 weeks) UNITS
SCALE Intersession Course 1
Wills and Trusts
4
Refining Your Legal Writing Skills
1
Constitutional Law II 3
Criminal Law Practice 3
PERIOD 8 (10 weeks) UNITS
Mandatory 8-Week Externship 5
Trial Advocacy 2