2017 Summer Session
May 31, 2017 - July 26, 2017
An extensive on-campus summer session is offered by Southwestern to provide students with greater scheduling flexibility. A number of distinguished practicing attorneys and judges join the faculty during the summer months to teach courses in specialized areas of the law. The schedule of course offerings includes a variety of courses and externships.
Summer courses are open to all law students who have successfully completed at least one year of law school and are currently in good standing at an ABA-approved or state-accredited law school.
Summer Entertainment Law in Los Angeles brochure
(2016 PDF; 2017 coming soon)
Southwestern students will be able to register online for Summer courses through WebAdvisor beginning in April. Please continue to check your Southwestern email for more information.
Southwestern students should visit the Registration and Academic Records page on MySouthwestern (log-in required) for important information regarding registration policies and procedures.
- Summer Visiting Student Application (PDF pending)
- Visiting Students' Registration Information and Instructions (PDF pending)
- Summer Externships: Please see below
- General information regarding visiting at Southwestern as well as information regarding first reading assignments, book lists, and course syllabi will be sent to registered visiting students at the beginning of May.
New tuition rates beginning with Summer Session 2017 will be available in April. Please check the Tuition page for more information.
Academic Calendar may also be downloaded (PDF)
2017 Summer Session
|May 31||First Day of Classes; 2017 Summer Session begins|
|June 7||Last Day to Add/Drop Classes|
|No Classes - Fourth of July|
|July 15||Last Day for Saturday classes
|July 19||Last Day for Monday and Wednesday classes|
|July 20||Last Day for Tuesday and Thursday classes; Last Day of classes|
|July 22, July 24-26
|July 26||2017 Summer Session ends|
The following is the list of courses that will be offered at Southwestern this summer.
Courses and Final Exam Schedule may also be downloaded (PDF pending).
Please note that the course offerings and schedules are subject to change.
Entertainment Litigation (2 units)
Professor Michael Blaha, TTh 8:10 - 10:10 p.m
Sports Law (2 units)
Professor Jeff Birren, S 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Southwestern's active and successful Externship Program offers a diverse selection of over 100 part-time and full-time placements. The Program offers students the opportunity to gain legal education through real-life practical experiences, by externing at a select number of approved off-campus placements, primarily with government agencies, public interest entities, state and federal judges, and the legal departments of select organizations, including the entertainment industry. Please be advised that summer externships are generally competitive.
Students can earn two to five units of credit based on the nature of the placement and the number of fieldwork hours per week. Externships are graded on a credit/no credit basis.
In order to be considered for a summer externship, visiting students must complete a Summer Session Application form (PDF pending) along with an Summer Externship Application (PDF currently unavailable). Students must also submit a letter from their law schools verifying they will accept credit/no credit units earned through Southwestern's Externship Program.
Please contact the Externship Office for more information.