Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

SCALE Grading Periods

2016-2017 Academic Year


SCALE I

Period 1 June 13, 2016 - August 26, 2016
(10 units; 11 weeks)

Introduction to Lawyering (one-week course)
LAWS I (3 units)
Contracts I (3 units)
Torts (4 units)

Period 2

August 29, 2016 - November 18, 2016 (10 units; 12 weeks)
Contracts II (2 units)
Criminal Law (3 units)
Legal Profession (2 units)
Evidence Law and Practice I (3 units)

Period 3

November 21, 2016 - February 24, 2017
(12 units; 12 weeks)
LAWS II (2 units)
Civil Litigation (3 units)
Evidence Law and Practice II (3 units)
Property (4 units)
Winter Break (two weeks)

Period 4 February 27, 2017 - May 19, 2017 
(11 units; 11 weeks)
Copyright or Defenses (3 units)
Jurisdiction (3 units)
Criminal Procedure (3 units)
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (2 units)
Lecture Series on the Profession


SCALE SUMMER SESSION 

May 23, 2016 - July 29, 2016 - 
4-unit minimum (10 weeks)
Independent Study on the Profession (required; 2 units)
Options (2-unit minimum):
  • Summer Elective Course(s)
  • Summer Externship
  • Summer Abroad Program


SCALE II

Period 5 August 1, 2016 - October 7, 2016
(11 units; 10 weeks)
Legal History (2 units)
Business Associations (4 units)
Employment Discrimination (2 units)
Tort Litigation Practice (3 units)

Period 6

October 10, 2016 - December 16, 2016
(11 units; 10 weeks)
Capstone: Representing Entrepreneurs 
(3 units)
Constitutional Law I (3 units)
Community Property (2 units)
Remedies (3 units)

Period 7 January 2, 2017 - March 10, 2017
(11 units; 10 weeks)
Constitutional Law II (3 units)
Criminal Law Practice* (3 units)
Wills and Trusts (4 units)
Intersession Course (1 unit)

Period 8 March 13, 2017 - May 19, 2017
(7 units; 10 weeks)
Trial Advocacy (2 units)
Mandatory 8-Week Externship (5 units)



Dates for the following year will be posted when available.

*The first portion of Criminal Law Practice begins in Period 5 and resumes in Period 7