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.

Urban Oasis

Southwestern expanded its campus in 1994, by purchasing and repurposing Bullocks Wilshire – a 1929 art deco landmark once known as the most beautiful and luxurious specialty store west of the Mississippi. 

Faculty Highlights

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