What Sets Us Apart

Our students are drawn to Southwestern's beautiful campus in the center of a cosmopolitan city, close to the courts, the public service corridor, and the entertainment industry. They feel at home in our inclusive community and encouraged by our approachable faculty. They want to follow in the footsteps of our trailblazing alumni while crafting a customized law school experience on their own terms. 

Options For Days

Southwestern’s academic offerings enable our students to follow either a broad-based or a personalized curriculum focusing on a particular area of law while earning the 87 units required for the J.D. degree. Beyond the 18 required courses,* you can select from 200+ elective courses, and numerous experiential opportunities to design your individual program of study.

Clinical Programs

Southwestern’s legal clinics offer law students multiple opportunities to gain practical lawyering skills while providing quality legal representation to under-represented individuals and organizations. 

Faculty Highlights

We asked our students, "What Southwestern professor has made the biggest impact in your life?" Watch their answers in this short video.