2016 Summer Session
June 1, 2016 - July 27, 2016
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.
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)
Additional info for visiting students:
- Visiting Students' Registration Information and Instructions (PDF)
- Summer Externships: Please see below for information regarding application for summer externships.
- General information regarding visiting at Southwestern as well as information regarding first reading assignments, book lists, and course syllabi will be mailed to registered visiting students at the beginning of May.
- Summer Course Offerings and Final Exam Schedule (PDF)
- Academic Calendar (PDF)
- Summer Entertainment Law in Los Angeles brochure (PDF currently under revision)
New tuition rates beginning with Summer Session 2016 will be available in April. Please check the Tuition page for more information.
Academic Calendar may also be downloaded (PDF)
2016 Summer Session
|June 1||First Day of Classes; 2016 Summer Session begins|
|June 8||Last Day to Add/Drop Classes|
|No Classes - Fourth of July|
|July 19||Last Day for Tuesday and Thursday classes
|July 20||Last Day for Monday and Wednesday classes|
|July 21||Saturday classes meet; Last Day for Saturday classes; Last Day of classes|
|July 23, July 25-27
|July 27||2016 Summer Session ends|
2016 Summer Session A
|June 1||First Day of Classes; 2016 Summer Session A begins; Last Day to Add/Drop Class|
|June 14||2016 Summer Session A ends|
2016 Summer Session B
|June 15||First Day of Classes; 2016 Summer Session B begins; Last Day to Add/Drop Class|
|June 28||2016 Summer Session B ends|
The following is the list of courses that will be offered at Southwestern this summer. Please click on the course titles below to view specific course descriptions.
Please note that the course offerings and schedules are subject to change.
Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3 units)
Hon. Arthur Alarcon, TTh 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Legal Profession (2 units)
Professor Barbara Blanco, TTh 8:10 - 10:10 p.m.
Motion Picture Marketing and Distributing (2 units)
Professor Judy Kim, TTh 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Refining Your Legal Writing (1 unit)
Professor Harout Dimijian, S 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Music Publishing Industry (2 units)
Professor Kamal Moo, TTh 8:10 - 10:10 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) 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.