Los Angeles Area


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The city of Los Angeles is among the most exciting places in the world to study law. A thriving and colorful metropolis, it offers a wealth of opportunities for aspiring lawyers and a distinctive lifestyle all its own. As the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles is the place to be for students of entertainment and media law. Southwestern has deep ties to the city's leading movie and television studios, production companies, record labels and other media producers. Many students participate in externships at these companies, and the "industry" is filled with Southwestern alumni.

Los Angeles' 4 million people come from 140 different countries and speak more than 100 languages and dialects. This diverse population and the numerous organizations that serve it are a tremendous resource for students of international law. Criminal law and civil litigation students, meanwhile, are drawn to Los Angeles for its intriguing and cutting-edge cases, from celebrity trials to corporate scandals.

The city is also home to countless distinguished attorneys and legal scholars. Students of any legal discipline, from public interest to environmental law, find Los Angeles an enriching and inspiring environment.

Of course, Los Angeles also offers abundant recreational and cultural diversions. Southwestern's campus is minutes from LA Live, the Staples Center and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a short drive from the buzzing nightlife of the Sunset Strip, and less than a half hour from the bustling Venice boardwalk - to name a few destinations.

From sunny beaches and scenic mountains to exotic restaurants and glamorous nightclubs, Los Angeles' activities and attractions are endless. Students cherish the city's laid back yet adventurous spirit as a complement to the rigors of academic life.