Southwestern Law School
Class of 2018 - Snapshot 1752 Completed Applications 808 Offers 46% Acceptance Rate 271 Enrolled With a long-standing emphasis on diversity, public service and innovative programs, and a mid-city campus featuring a world-renowned Art Deco landmark, Southwestern Law School reflects the vibrancy of Los Angeles and provides an ideal setting for law study. Founded more than 100 years ago as an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian institution, Southwestern is fully approved by the ABA and is a member of the AALS.* It is the only law school to offer four JD courses of study that differ in scheduling and instructional approach, including full- and part-time programs, as well as a unique two-year accelerated curriculum. Concurrent three- and four-year JD/MBA programs are also offered. Southwestern has developed a reputation for graduating lawyers who are well-rounded, entrepreneurial and prepared for practice. Southwestern's 15,000 alumni have included prominent public officials - from members of Congress to mayors, and over 400 judges - as well as founders of major law firms and general counsel of multinational corporations. The law school has strong ties to the legal, business and civic sectors, and its Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute is closely linked to the entertainment industry in Hollywood and internationally.