Southwestern Law School

Rank 145 (USNWR 2024)
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Southwestern Law School is a law school located in Los Angeles, California. The school was ranked 145 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Southwestern Law School is approximately 343.

Admissions website: https://www.swlaw.edu/admissions-financial-aid

Admissions email: admissions@swlaw.edu

Admissions phone: 213-738-6834

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Southwestern Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 152 154 157
GPA 3.1 3.36 3.58
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1855 62
# Admissions offers 934 -
Class size 343 92
% Accepted 50.4% 33
% Yield 36.3% 76

During the 2024 application cycle, 1,855 people applied and 934 were offered admission.

Southwestern Law School has a 1L class size of 343, and yield of 36.30%. 339 out of 934 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 36.30% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Southwestern Law School has a median LSAT of 155. The 25th percentile LSAT is 152 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 158.

The median GPA is 3.44. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.17 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.63.

Southwestern Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 109 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Southwestern Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Southwestern Law School

In 2024, tuition was $56,146 and the annual cost of attending was $91,085 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Southwestern Law School employment outcomes

76.1% of Southwestern Law School graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Southwestern Law School

Southwestern is the second oldest law school in Los Angeles with over 100 years of inclusion, public service, innovative programming, forever embedded in its DNA. Its mid-city campus featuring a world-renowned Art Deco landmark reflects the vibrancy of Los Angeles and provides an ideal setting for law study and practice. Southwestern is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian institution, accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and belonging to the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). It is the only ABA law school offering four JD programs differing in scheduling and instructional approach, including full- and part-time programs and a unique two-year accelerated curriculum. Southwestern’s part-time evening program recently implemented distance learning technology reducing the number of commuting-to-campus evenings to two. Southwestern also offers concurrent three- and four-year JD/MBA programs. Southwestern is known for graduating practice-ready lawyers who are well-rounded, entrepreneurial, possessing the skills and initiative to excel in the legal profession, business and industry, government, and public interest settings. Southwestern’s 11,000+ alumni include prominent public officials—from members of Congress to mayors, and over 400 judges—as well as founders of major law firms and general counsel and executives of multinational corporations. Southwestern has strong ties to the legal, business, and civic sectors, and its Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute are closely linked to the entertainment industry in Hollywood and internationally.

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I got an acceptance email but it doesn't say anything about scholarship. Does that mean I didn't get any or they'll send more info soon? Does anyone know? I'm kinda sad
@nugsnotdrugs: my acceptance email came with my scholarship info. Sorry :/
Still UR again today even though changing every day... give me an A pleeeeease.. I'm getting nervous
@nugsnotdrugs: Did they give you a school tracking number before your A?
@UttermostSweetBandit: I'm sorry I didn't notice :(
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anyone heard back recently?
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Hi, anyone who just went under UR2 last week hear back?
How do you know if you’re UR2?
My status date changed but still says in review
Anyone get in today?
@future-property-lawyer: how did you get your lsat score so high? im like struggling lol
I’m checking status on here for a friend who is applying this year. I’m applying next cycle. I just put in consistency over a year and drilled into what I was weak in.
@HideousWonderfulMongrel: games was / is my strong suit. I’m taking attempt 4 in June to try for 170. If games are weak for you dw about the LSAT until August. RC is where I miss points still and don’t feel qualified to help, but read for a general idea. LR it took a lot of drilling to notice trends in question types.
Anyone apply to the online jd program?
Anyone going to the event this Saturday?
@TheCountofMontecristo: yesssssirrrreee, you?
@future-property-lawyer: what program did you use to study? I am using blueprint, but the concepts are like not sticking. I am thinking of tutoring but its really expensive
i hope you get the 170!!!
@HideousWonderfulMongrel: I tried blueprint initially but thought it was cringe and actually scored less than my diagnostic. I use 7 sage personally for games, I use the loophole book for LR, and RC hero for RC. So far it’s helped a ton. Diagnostic was June 2023 at 139 for reference.
@germster: yes I requested the day off from work.
7sage is king
Just withdrew my acceptance and aid money here. Good luck all who are still waiting.
@TheCountofMontecristo: what program are you doing?
Full-Time Day
I have a GPA 3.04 and lsat score 146 what are my chances of getting it Southwestern?
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