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STUDENT VOICES Through PLEAS, Southwestern has all the resources for me to thrive in law school while taking care of my son—from providing flexibility in course selection, to mentors, to special events for people with similar needs.” – Chinyere Abbey Abuka, PLEAS Program

It was an incredible experience applying what I had learned in contract law to my first summer internship at a boutique entertainment law firm.” – Addison Martinez, Day Program

The accessibility of the faculty is one of the things I love most about Southwestern. They are always easy to approach and willing to spend as much time as you need to make sure you truly understand a concept.”

During my externship in the Hardcore Gang division of the District Attorney’s Office, I was able to sit in on preliminary hearings, help with discovery for a death penalty case and network with prosecutors.” – Bahareh Aghajani, SCALE Program

Southwestern’s Public Interest Program is deeply woven into the fabric of the law school so that all students who want to use their emerging legal knowledge to serve marginalized communities have every chance to do so.” – Pete Greyshock, Evening Program

My analytically focused Southwestern education complemented the real world business applications I was taught at The Drucker School of Management. The combination has helped me view the world from two different but related perspectives.” – Melissa Gordy, JD/MBA Program

– Stephanie Peatman, Day Program

As a summer associate at O’Melveny & Myers, it was great to work with several Southwestern alumni who could share in my experiences that related to their own.” – Harout Dimijian, Day Program


Southwestern’s approach to legal education is focused on learning concrete legal skills, not just abstract theories. As a result, we are widely perceived in the legal community as some of the most practically prepared law students in Los Angeles.” – Whitney Nonnette, Evening Program

Catalog 2014  
Catalog 2014