The Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) provides a welcoming atmosphere for students of all backgrounds to interact socially, meet and establish contacts with members of the legal and Jewish communities, and heighten awareness of contemporary social, political, or Jewish issues.
We offer students the opportunity to share views with well-known academic and community leaders. Past activities have included guest speakers from various fields, discussion panels with 9th Circuit Judges, Shabbat dinners, Holocaust Memorials, and a variety of other events.
In addition to activities on the Southwestern campus, members of the Jewish Law Students Association can participate in city-wide activities with students from other law schools through the Jewish Graduate Student Initiative (JGSI). Each law school campus affiliated with JGSI presents various speakers during the year and sponsors networking and social events and programs to which all students are invited.
Realizing that an active social life is an integral part of the law school experience, we plan a diverse social calendar. We welcome all of you to Southwestern and encourage you to join with us so that together we can make our law school experience the best it can be.
Students, faculty and staff of Southwestern may view a list of current Student Organization contacts on (log-in required). All others may contact the Student Affairs Office at (213) 738-6716 or for additional information.