Southwestern is the only American Bar Association-approved law school offering four programs of study leading to a J.D. degree that differ in scheduling and instructional approach. In addition to traditional full-time day and part-time evening programs, Southwestern has developed two innovative options: PLEAS, one of the only part-time day programs in the country designed to meet the needs of students with child- or elder-care responsibilities, and SCALE®, a unique two-year J.D. course of instruction with an alternative approach. SCALE is the first ABA-approved program of its kind in the U.S., featuring small classes, practical skills training, and real-world experience since 1974.
Southwestern also offers concurrent J.D./M.B.A. degree programs with The Drucker Graduate School of Management.
We also offer concurrent degree programs with California State University, Dominguez Hills: a J.D./M.A. in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, and a 3+3 B.A./J.D.
And with California State University, Northridge we offer a 3+3 B.A./J.D.
For summer programs—open to Southwestern students, transfer students, and visiting students—as well as Study Abroad programs, click here.