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A DIVERSE AND WELCOMING STUDENT-CENTERED ENVIRONMENT get lost in the crowd. This is a manifestation of the personal, intimate experience Southwestern offers its students. It is a nurturing, supportive environment where diversity is celebrated and students find future colleagues, caring mentors and inspiring role models. Students come from virtually every state and a dozen foreign countries, and over 250 undergraduate institutions. The enrollment of 1,000+ students is about equally divided between women and men. In the most recent entering class, minorities make up 47 percent and students report proficiency in more than two dozen languages. In recent years, Southwestern’s student body has included the highest representation of African American students and second highest of Latino/Hispanic students of any California law school. Southwestern’s diversity really defines the law school. When you are living and working in a place as eclectic as L.A., you have to be capable of understanding the world views of the people around you. Everyone at Southwestern offers something different, and it makes for a balanced and transformative legal education.” – Benjamin Tragish ‘13, Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates

The extraordinary backgrounds, interests and affiliations of our students are reflected in the myriad extracurricular activities at the law school that enable them to hone their skills and stay connected to the community. A wide spectrum of more than 50 student organizations includes law fraternities, ethnic, cultural and religious groups, and law societies concerned with different areas of law. These


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groups offer support and mentoring programs, and sponsor workshops, tutorials, volunteer and networking opportunities, community outreach projects, cultural and social events, and hundreds of speaker presentations.

Student Organizations American Constitution Society Animal Law Society Armed Forces Law Society Armenian Law Students Association Asian-Pacific-American Law Students Association Black Law Students Association Business Law Society Children and Family Law Society Christian Legal Society Contract Law Society Criminal Law Society Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity Entertainment Law Society Environmental Law Society Estate Planning Society Federalist Society Homelessness Prevention Law Project Immigration Law Student Association Intellectual Property Law Society International Justice Mission International Law Society International Students Association Jewish Law Students Association Labor and Employment Law Association Latino Law Students Association Law and Medicine Society

Law Commentator Newsmagazine Law Students for Reproductive Justice Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal Media Law Forum Middle Eastern Law Students Association Music Law Society National Lawyers Guild Native American Law Students Association OUTlaw Parents Attending Law School (PALS) Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Public Interest Law Committee Real Estate Association SCALE I/II Student Associations Southwestern Mountaineering Associates Sports Law Society Student Bar Association Student Mediation Association Tax Law Society Teen Court Tennis Club Women’s Law Association Yoga and Meditation Club 27 27

Catalog 2014  
Catalog 2014