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Southwestern Law School

Graduate and Professional Programs

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

Southwestern Law School / Graduate and Professional Programs is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Laws (LL M) Entertainment and media law
Juris Doctor (JD) Law
Master of Laws (LL M) Individualized studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 25
Doctoral Degrees 287

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam LSAT
87 units, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,749
Applied
805
Accepted
266
Enrolled
46%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st April 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements JD
Doctoral Degree Exam LSAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree from accredited U.S. institution or equivalent with transcript evaluation; personal statement; LSAC Credential Assembly Service Registration (CAS); 1 to 3 letters of recommendation

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$52,090
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

765
Total Graduate Students
33%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
66%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 24.84%
Black or African American 6.67%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 10.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.65%
Two or more races 4.44%
Unknown 2.75%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

143
Total faculty
Full-time - 59
Part-time - 84
Male (82)
Female (61)

Research

Focus of faculty research: International trade and law, mediation/arbitration, land use and urban planning, antitrust law, entertainment and media law
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90010
United States
Contact Susan Westerberg Prager
Dean
Phone: 213-738-6710
Fax: 213-383-1688