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 will be available for open-door office hours twice a week. Office Hours occur per the following schedule:

  • Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
  • Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
  • To visit our Office Hours, please join via video conference at

Prospective Student Virtual Events

East Meets West Coast Law Consortium - Navigating the Law School Application Process through a Global Pandemic

Thursday, August 20th, 2020   |   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Join Southwestern Law School representatives at this upcoming virtual law school event! Admissions leaders from 6 law schools will share with you their experience and advice on what to consider when applying to law school during these historic times. There will be a discussion of how the global pandemic has affected both legal education and the application process. You will learn more about how law schools are viewing Spring 2020 grades, how the LSAT Flex is different and what resources you can use to experience our law schools while travel bans are in place. We will engage you on these and other related topics as we help you plan for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. We hope you can join us!


Admitted Student Virtual Events

Admitted Students may visit their "Welcome to Southwestern" Canvas course page to RSVP for any of the below events or to view recordings.

From the Classroom to the Courtroom and Beyond: The Southwestern Experience

Friday, April 3rd, 2020   |   Recording available on Canvas

Join Dean Prager, Vice Dean Waisman, and a student/alumni panel to learn about Southwestern's student-centered approach to legal education. Engage in a brief mock law class and see how our students and alumni find success through Southwestern's supportive environment and their own determination and dedicated work.

Placements, Public Service, and Planning: Setting Yourself Up for Professional Success

Monday, April 13th, 2020   |   Recording available on Canvas

Join Dean Prager, Externship Director Anahid Gharakhanian, and Associate Dean for Experiential Learning Julie Waterstone to learn about the hands-on experiences you can have as a Southwestern student. Coupled with a financial aid presentation, you will leave this event empowered to launch your legal career.

BISOn strong: An Event for admitted students and their families, Friends, and partners

Saturday, April 25th, 2020   |   Recording available on Canvas

Join Southwestern deans, faculty, and students for a meet and greet with your families and close friends who will support you through your law school journey. Introduce them to your law school experience so they understand what a momentous achievement this is. Both you and your loved ones will gain an understanding of the realities of law school and learn how it takes a village to help students make it through successfully.

In Good Company: Southwestern's Entertainment Law Spotlight

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020   |   Recording available soon

The first of our "In Good Company" event series, Professor Jay Gendron will moderate a panel of entertainment lawyers, faculty members, students, and alumni. Join the panelists for a lively discussion about the realities of breaking into the industry, establishing your path while in law school, and utilizing Southwestern's network to help you secure coveted positions throughout Los Angeles. Learn about the Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute and how the Institute can enrich your legal education through symposia, a media-law focused study abroad program, and other immersive opportunities.

In Good Company: Southwestern's Social Justice Spotlight

Saturday, May 30th, 2020   |   2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Southwestern has a long history of supporting students who seek to put their legal training to use in the public interest. Join Director of the Public Service Program, Michelle Takagishi-Almeida, Director of the Community Lawyering Clinic, Professor Julia Vázquez, Professor Christopher Cameron, and alumnus Karen Aguilar, '14 to hear from public interest leaders who have devoted their lives to social justice advocacy. Discover Southwestern's many opportunities for training, mentoring, learning, and doing.

Admitted Evening Student Virtual Open House

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020   |   4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Thursday, May 28th, 2020         |   6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Join Part-Time Evening program faculty and students to learn how our evening program combines on-campus learning with remote classroom experiences. Build relationships with fellow admitted evening students who are also taking on the challenge of law school on top of already full lives and careers.

Criminal Minds: When Thoughts of Killing Become Criminal
Saturday, July 11th, 2020   |   10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Professor (and Southwestern alumna) Catherine Carpenter, will showcase a 1L class as she gives you a taste of Criminal Law, simulating what a real class session will be like this fall. During this class, you will quickly find out why Professor Carpenter is one of our most beloved faculty members. 

Why Lawyers Matter: A Conversation with Robert Glassman
Tuesday, July 14th, 2020   |   5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time

As a consumer advocate, trial attorney, and Southwestern alumnus Robert Glassman uses his law degree to positively impact the lives of millions of people. Come and learn how you too can use your law degree to improve the world around you.