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, please log on to the MySWLAW Entering Student Portal and reference the "Announcements" section to find the event(s) you wish to join.

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

Part-Time Evening Program Virtual Open Houses

Monday, March 30th, 2020      |   6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020        |   12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Whether it’s family, jobs, or other demands on your time, Southwestern’s Part-Time Evening Program was designed with you in mind. Join us, on one of the future dates listed, for a Virtual Open House to learn more about how our part- time evening program combines on-campus learning with remote classroom experiences to help you achieve your education and career goals. As a Part-Time Evening student, you will benefit from Southwestern’s student-centered approach to legal education, while still maintaining the flexibility you need to attend to other aspects of your life.

At the Virtual Open House, you will:

  • Participate in a synchronous online course simulation
  • Experience an asynchronous class activity
  • See a sample part-time evening course schedule
  • Learn about how evening students can participate in Externships and Clinics
  • Receive valuable information on how to finance your legal education
  • Hear from a current evening program student on their law school experience in the program

RSVP for Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time HERE!

RSVP for Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time HERE

Participation is limited to the first 25 registrants. Within 48 hours of submitting your RSVP, you will receive an email confirming your registration. All attendees will receive a Southwestern Law School application fee waiver. 

Participants in our Virtual Open House need access to a computer equipped with a speaker, microphone, and camera, and should be in a location with a strong and reliable internet connection. Those who RSVP will receive a confirmation email with further instructions or an email advising them that they have been placed on the waiting list for this event.

For any questions, or if additional information is needed, please contact our Admissions Office at 213-738-6834 or 

Admitted Student Virtual Events

Admitted Students may visit the MySWLAW Entering Student Portal to RSVP for any of the below events.

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

Friday, April 3rd, 2020      |   5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time

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        |   5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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.

Admitted Evening Student Virtual Open House

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020        |   4:30 p.m. - 5:30 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. 

Coming Soon

Check back for details on:

- In Good Company Series. Learn about our programs, curricular focus areas, and campus life in brief live sessions with faculty, students, and staff. Dates, times, and topics to be announced.

- Entertainment Law Program. Look for details about this event taking place in early May, hosted by Professor Jay Gendron.