Additional Requirements for SCALE and Concurrent-Degrees


SCALE J.D. Applicants

Applicants applying to Southwestern's two-year J.D. program, SCALE, must complete an interview as part of the admissions process. The interview helps the Admissions Committee identify candidates who are likely be successful in the program and allows applicants an opportunity to learn more precisely what is expected of SCALE students. If an applicant resides outside the Southern California area, arrangements can be made for a telephone interview.

Note: Interview appointments for SCALE applicants are initiated by the law school.

Additional Requirements for Concurrent-Degree Program Applicants (Includes SCALE J.D./M.B.A)

To apply for admission to the concurrent-degree programs offered in conjunction with The Drucker School of Management, applicants who are not currently enrolled at either Southwestern or Drucker should fill out the J.D./M.B.A. application provided on the LSAC website and submit the required materials for Southwestern's J.D. program.

Applicants must also schedule an interview at Southwestern by sending a request to and submit the following:

  • Official GMAT Test Score(s):
    • The GMAT is not required for applicants who score 155 and above on the LSAT or for E.M.B.A. applicants. GMAT scores are valid up to five years from the test date. For more information, visit
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation:
    • Include at least one letter of recommendation explicitly addressing the candidate's business experience and suitability for the J.D./M.B.A. program
  • Personal Statement:
    • The applicant's personal statement should address why the applicant is seeking a concurrent-degree
  • Two Essay Questions
    • Question 1: Written Essay (750 words max.).
      • At The Drucker School, creativity and innovation are at the core of what we teach. We pride ourselves on giving our students the tools and knowledge they need to find creative solutions to management problems. With this in mind, discuss a time when you used creativity and innovation in your personal or professional life to solve a problem, create change, or make an impact within an organization, group or team.
    • Question 2: Visual Essay.  
      • Develop a road map that gives a visual representation of who you are personally and professionally, and why a Drucker MBA is important to you. The road map should depict your career aspirations and demonstrate how a Drucker MBA will help you achieve your career goals.
      • Guidelines for Question 2: Visual Essay
      • Email your Question 2 presentation to with "Drucker Admission Essay" in the subject line.
      • You must submit your presentation in one of the following formats: PowerPoint, Word Doc, PDF or an image file.
      • The content and format you provide for Question 2 is your choice; there is no preferred or recommended approach to this question.
      • If you choose to provide a PowerPoint presentation, there is a 5-slide limit.
      • All presentations will be printed and notes will be reviewed.
      • The presentation will be evaluated on the quality of content and your ability to convey your ideas, not on technical expertise or design elements.

Note: Offers of admission from The Drucker School are contingent upon successful completion (3.0 or higher GPA) of the applicant's first year at Southwestern. Concurrent-degree students whose GPAs fall below 3.0 after the first year may be subject to additional application requirements or revocation of their admission offer from The Drucker School.

Priority Deadline for the Concurrent-Degree Program

The priority deadline for the concurrent-degree program is February 15. Students who submit their applications by this date will receive priority consideration for financial aid.