Before you even step through the doors on your first
day of law school, at Southwestern you have choices and flexibility unlike anywhere else. Beginning with our
degree programs, Southwestern provides a variety of options that promote a truly individualized approach to legal education.
J.D. DEGREE PROGRAMS
Full-Time Day J.D. (3 years)
To accommodate the diverse needs of our students—from recent undergraduates to working professionals with families— Southwestern offers four J.D. programs that differ in instructional approach and scheduling —daytime or evening; full-time or part-time; two, three or four years:
Part-Time Evening J.D. (4 years)
PROGRAM CHOICES AND FLEXIBILITY
Part-Time Day J.D. (4 years) with a special scheduling option (PLEAS) to meet the needs of students with child or elder care responsibilities SCALE® two-year J.D. featuring small classes, practical skills training and real-world experience since 1974 www.swlaw.edu/academics/jd
J.D./M.B.A DEGREE PROGRAMS
Full-Time J.D./M.B.A. (4 years) Full-Time SCALE® J.D./M.B.A. (3 years)
To further expand Southwestern students’ academic and career options, the law school has joined forces with The Drucker Graduate School of Management of the Claremont Graduate University to offer advanced degree programs in law and business:
3+3 B.A./J.D. DEGREE PROGRAMS
3+3 B.A./J.D. (6 years)
Southwestern offers accelerated 3+3 programs with both California State University, Dominguez Hills and California State University, Northridge through which students’ first year of law school also counts as their fourth undergraduate year.
MASTERS OF LAW PROGRAMS
Full-Time LL.M. (1 year)
For law graduates interested in pursuing post-J.D. legal study, Southwestern created the first LL.M. degree program in Entertainment and Media Law, as well as an individualized LL.M. degree program.
Part-Time Day or Evening J.D./M.B.A. (4 .5 years)
Part-Time LL.M. (2 years)
Published on Oct 24, 2014