Admissions Events Calendar

Prospective Student Events. Our upcoming events for prospective students appear below and are open to applicants, admitted students, and any others who wish to learn more about law school. To register for an event, click on the RSVP link corresponding to the event you plan to attend. Prospective student events are added and updated on an ongoing basis. Check back regularly. Events are subject to change.

Admitted Student Events. For our admitted students, we have developed a robust set of online events and experiences that will be taking place over the next couple months. Event names and dates are listed below, and in order to RSVP for upcoming events or view recordings of past events, please visit your "Welcome to Southwestern" Canvas course page.

Admissions Office Virtual Office Hours. In an effort to be available to prospective students, applicants, and admitted students, Admissions Office staff and current student Admissions Ambassadors will be available for open-door office hours twice a week. Office Hours occur per the following schedule:

  • Admissions Officer: Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
  • Admissions Officer: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Admissions Ambassador: Fridays, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
  • To visit our Office Hours, please join via video conference at https://zoom.us/j/5159617247

One-on-One Meeting. Speak one-on-one with a Southwestern community member via phone or email. Submit our Meeting Request Form to request a conversation with an admissions officer, current student, or faculty member.

Event Recordings. Recordings of past virtual events can be found on our YouTube channel.

Your Southwestern Gateway. Though our campus remains closed due to public health guidelines, we still want to ensure you have an opportunity to engage with our community, learn about our curriculum and academic success programs, and feel empowered to apply. To this end, we have created Your Southwestern Gateway, a website specially designed for prospective students. Visit Your Southwestern Gateway for an introduction to our campus, our people, and our culture. You can even request an application fee waiver! Click the graphic below to visit.


Southwestern Prospective Student Virtual Events

 

Bullocks Logo   Insider's Perspective: Understanding LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report

   Monday, November 23rd, 2020   |   4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PT

Perhaps you've attended workshops on personal statements or the application process in general, but do you really have a deep understanding of LSAC's Credential Assembly Service and the report they provide to law schools? What goes into a CAS report? What do admissions committee members see when they review it? Dean of Admissions Lisa Gear will explain the intricacies of this document and explain how its contents can help or hurt you in the application process. For this insider information, be sure to RSVP HERE!

 

Bullocks Logo   Southwestern Spotlight: Matthew French, '19

   Monday, November 30th, 2020   |   5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. PT

Alumnus Matthew French, class of 2019, is a graduate of Southwestern's SCALE 2-Year Accelerated J.D. Program. With a background in public school teaching, Matthew has now transitioned to a career in civil litigation. In his current practice, he is an associate attorney focusing his work on plaintiff-side employment discrimination, wrongful termination, elder abuse, and medical malpractice, among other areas. He gives back to Southwestern as a board member for the Nickel Club, our group for recently-graduate alumni, and in this intimate conversation with prospective students, he'll share with you how he managed to graduate in two years, participate and lead in numerous student organizations such as OUTLaw and the Student Bar Association, complete two externships,  and travel! Get ready to take some notes on time management and RSVP HERE!

  1. November

    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Mon., Nov. 2  |   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST or 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    UC Irvine - Law
    Tues., Nov. 3  |   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    Univ. of Washington
    Tues., Nov. 3  |   10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    LSAC Digital Law Forum
    Wed., Nov. 4   |   3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST or 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST |  LSAC.org

    Univ. of South Carolina/Clemson Law Fair
    Wed., Nov. 4   |   1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST or 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake

    CSU Long Beach
    Wed., Nov. 4   |   TBD  |  Zoom

    UC Santa Barbara
    Thurs., Nov. 5   |   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake

    Phi Alpha Delta Law Expo
    Thurs., Nov. 5   |   4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST or 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PST

    Morehouse College
    Frid., Nov. 6   |   11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST or 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake

    Southwestern Law Day
    Sat., Nov. 7   |   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST

    John Jay
    Thurs., Nov. 12   |   12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST or 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST |  Symplicity

    West Coast Consortium: Financing your Legal Education & Law Student Panel
    Thurs., Nov. 12  |   5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PST

    National Black Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair
    Frid., Nov. 13  |   2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST

    East Meets West Coast Consortium: Before You Hit Submit
    Wed., Nov. 18  |   3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST |  Register

  2. Past Events

     

    Villanova University
    Tues., Sept. 15   |   4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST | Handshake 

    Univ. of West Florida
    Wed., Sept. 23   |   12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST or 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST | Handshake 

    Univ. of Virginia
    Wed., Sept. 23   |   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST or 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. PST | Handshake 

    CSU Chico
    Thurs., Sept. 24   |   11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST | Handshake 

    Univ. at Albany Law Fair
    Fri., Sept. 25   |   10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST or 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PST | Handshake 

    HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo
    Fri., Sept. 25   |   5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST or 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST | Whova App 

    LSAC Digital Law Forum
    Sat., Sept. 26   |   3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST or 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST | LSAC.org 

    Syracuse University
    Tues., Sept. 29   |   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST or 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST | Handshake 

    Cornell University
    Wed., Sept. 30   |   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST or 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST | Handshake 

    Ohio State University Law Fair
    Wed., Sept. 30  |   4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST | Handshake 

     

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         An Insider's Perspective - LSAT/LSAT-Flex Workshop with 1L Testimonials

        Thursday, October 1st, 2020   |   4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST

    Join Dean of Admissions, Lisa Gear, to learn about how the LSAT is used in the admissions process. Joining Dean Gear will be a panel of current 1L students who recently took one of the new LSAT-Flex examinations. They will share their insight on how they prepared for the virtual test, and provide tips for your success. 

     

    Bullocks Logo Southwestern Spotlight - Katherine Lawrence '12

    Monday, October 5th, 2020   |   5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. PST

    Please join us as we welcome our Southwestern Spotlight alumnus speaker, Katherine Lawrence, '12, as she continues to advocate for domestic violence survivors despite the COVID-19 pandemic. During this virtual event, you will find out more from this brave and knowledgeable practitioner what it is like to be on the front lines of these very real (and little discussed) crises. This is an incredible opportunity to get face time with a nuts and bolts practitioner who is willing to share the good, the bad, and the ugly about some very tough issues. We hope to see you there! 
     

    DePauw University
    Thurs., Oct. 1   |   11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST or 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST | Handshake 

    Georgia College & State University
    Thurs., Oct. 1   |   3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST or 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST | Handshake 

    Univ. of Notre Dame
    Frid., Oct. 2   |   11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST or 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST |  Handshake 

    CSU Northridge
    Tues., Oct. 6   |  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    University of Kentucky
    Wed., Oct. 7  |   11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST or 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST |  Handshake 

    East Meets West Coast Consortium
    Pandemic Challenges: LSAT- Flex, Financial Aid, and Making Your Personal Statement Stand Out in 2020
    Wed., Oct. 7  |   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST

    Albright College
    Wed., Oct. 7  |   3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST or 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    LSAC Digital Law Forum
    Tues., Oct. 13   |   3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST or 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST |  LSAC.org 

    Mount St. Mary's University, Chalon
    Tues., Oct. 13   |   11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    Dillard University
    Thurs., Oct. 15   |   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST or 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    Florida Southern College
    Thurs., Oct. 15   |   11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST or 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST |  Handshake 

    Bullocks Logo  An Insider’s Perspective: Mock Admissions Committee and Blueprint Test Prep

     Thursday, October 15th, 2020   |   4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PST

    Join us for two sessions, where we’ll give you a deep-dive into the intricacies of the law school application and how each component is used to assess your readiness for a challenging educational experience. Learn how admissions committee members read an application and join along as our Dean of Admissions assesses excerpts from real law school applications. She will walk you through each application component, cover do’s and don’t’s, and demonstrate how each piece comes together to create a picture of the applicant’s background, strengths, weaknesses, and potential to succeed in law school. Then, hear from a Blueprint LSAT Preparation instructor, who will discuss the importance of the LSAT and walk you through real LSAT questions, providing advice on how best to approach the exam. 

    Latino Justice Law Day
    Sun., Oct. 18   |   9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST or 6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. PST

     Bullocks LogoSouthwestern Spotlight - Rosemary Tamayo 

     

    Monday, October 19th, 2020   |   5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. PST

    Please join us at this event with our Southwestern Spotlight student speaker, 3L Rosemary Tamayo. She is a first-gen student and a shining example of what happens when preparation meets opportunity. We urge you to take advantage of this special event and hear about Southwestern from a student who was in your shoes a few short years ago! Get to know Rosemary more through this video here!

    Florida International University
    Tues., Oct. 20  |   11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST or 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    Louisiana State University
    Tues., Oct. 20  |   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT or 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    Michigan State Univ. Law School Fair
    Tues., Oct. 20  |   3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EDT or 12:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    Saint Mary's College of California
    Wed., Oct. 21  |  12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    Univ. of Florida
    Wed., Oct. 21  |  10:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT or 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST |  

    Univ. of Georgia
    Wed., Oct. 21  |   12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT or 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    Emory University Grad Fair
    Thurs., Oct. 22  |   11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT or 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST |  Handshake 

    Florida Atlantic University
    Thurs., Oct. 22  |   10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT or 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    San Francisco State University   
    Thurs., Oct. 22  |  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    Philadelphia Law Fair - Drexel University
    Thurs., Oct. 22  |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    West Coast Consortium: Diversity & Academic Support Virtual Event
    Sat., Oct. 24   |  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  PST

    Southwestern Law School Evening Program Open House
    Tues., Oct. 27   |   5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PDT |  Zoom

    UC Davis
    Wed., Oct. 28  |  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PDT |  Handshake 

    UCLA
    Thurs., Oct. 29  |  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PDT |  Handshake 

    University of South Florida
    Thurs., Oct. 29  |  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT or 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. PST |  Handshake 

    West Coast Consortium: ​Navigating the Law School Application for System Involved Applicants
    Frid., Oct. 30   |  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PDT

    Bullocks Logo  Southwestern Law Day 2020

      Saturday, November 7th, 2020   |   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT

    Southwestern's premier annual event for prospective students is now virtual! While the format is different, the goal remains the same - to show you what makes Southwestern unique and how Southwestern's flexible programs, diverse student body, and focus on student learning and success can help you reach your career dreams. Featuring a mock law class with Professor Rachel E. VanLandingham, Lt Col. (ret.) and a panel showcasing students and alumni, the day's events will introduce you to our community and our methods for preparing tomorrow's lawyers today. And new this year - a dedicated prospective student website designed to walk you through all that Southwestern has to offer!

    • Featured Panelists
      • Michael Morse, '13 - federal prosecutor
      • Karen Aguilar, '14 - immigration attorney
      • Vanessa Barnett, 4th-year Evening J.D. student pursuing entertainment law
      • Alex Welfringer, 1st-year SCALE 2-Year Accelerated J.D. student pursuing criminal law

     

      Bullocks LogoSouthwestern Spotlight: Nicole Rossi-Standley

       Monday, November 16th, 2020   |   5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. PT

    Nicole Ross-Standley is a second-year student in our 2-Year Accelerated J.D. program, SCALE. As a SCALE II student, Nicole's schedule is tightly-packed with coursework as she prepares to graduate this spring, but that hasn't stopped her from taking leadership roles in five student organizations and participate in several more. Working on Law Review and Chairing the Trial Advocacy Honors Program round out her experience and complement her concentration in Civil Litigation and Advocacy. Join her for an intimate conversation at this next installment of our Southwestern Spotlight series.

     

    Bullocks Logo   An Insider's Perspective: The Life of an Evening Law Student

      Monday, November 16th, 2020   |   6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PT

    Is earning a law degree while juggling work, family responsibilities, and financial commitments REALLY possible? At the right school and with the appropriate support – it sure is! However, don’t take our word for it – hear it directly from four of our current part-time evening students yourself! An Insider’s Perspective: A Day in the Life of an Evening Law Student offers prospective students (you!) the opportunity to receive candid insight from current evening students about the transition and acclimation to law school all the way to a triumphant exit – all while striking a sustainable school-work-life balance. This event is a must see for applicants interested in our evening program!

** For Handshake events, please contact your school. 


Admitted Student Virtual Events

Admitted Students may visit their "Welcome to Southwestern" Canvas course page to RSVP for events or to view recordings. Admitted student events will return in Spring 2021. Stay tuned!