Southwestern students come to the study of law from a wide variety of cultural and educational backgrounds, bringing a rich diversity to the student body. The Admissions Committee therefore considers many aspects of a prospective student's credentials beyond grades and test scores.
Admission to Southwestern is based on a number of factors which may be predictive of an applicant's success in the study of law. Applicants are required to have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution prior to enrollment at Southwestern. Undergraduate grade point averages (UGPA) and Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) scores are considered, and each applicant's file is reviewed for an assessment of academic work, motivation, recommendations and diversity.
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