Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

The Amicus Project at Southwestern


Professor Michael Epstein, Amicus Project Director
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213) 738-6774
Fax: (213) 738-6614

The Amicus Project at Southwestern is a first-of-its-kind professional outreach program, enabling law students to gain practical experience by preparing amicus - or "friend of the court" - briefs* on a pro bono basis for cases in which one is needed. A central component of the Amicus Project is the Amicus Project Practicum, a course that provides students with the opportunity to work individually on an amicus brief under the supervision of a law professor or practicing attorney. Professor Michael Epstein, director of the Amicus Project, and other members of the faculty will select the cases, which may arise out of any jurisdiction (the need for amicus briefs typically arises at the appellate level). Click here for more information.