Southwestern Law School

Los Angeles, California

 

 

Avalability 2 Spaces (NACLE)

Students must obtain an Exchange Visitor Visa if staying for one semester. More information can be found at:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/e xchange.html

About the University

Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute was established in 2000 to take advantage of the law school's long history of involvement with the entertainment and media industries. It features a rich spectrum of media and entertainment law courses on subjects ranging from music publishing and motion picture production law to technology agreements and information privacy law.

Accommodation

Students may apply to live in on-campus housing, however, most law students obtain off-campus apartments. The Mid-Wilshire area is closest to campus and offers affordable housing. Please contact the law school admissions office for more information on the best neighborhoods in the area.

Cost of Living

The cost of living per month including books is about $2500-$3000 (US dollars) as a Traditional Day student, not including tuition.

Expense chart:

https://www.swlaw.edu/admissions-financial-aid/tuition-fees/student-service-fee-other-fees.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester classes run from middle August to early December. The examination period from the middle to the end of December. Winter semester classes commence in early January and finish in late April. Spring break usually runs for a week late March. Students should be prepared for the examination period running from the beginning to mid-May.

Courses Offered

Southwestern has a broad-based legal education with opportunities to focus on a particular area of the law, such as entertainment, criminal, international, commercial etc.

Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute was established in 2000 to take advantage of the law school's long history of involvement with the entertainment and media industries. It features a rich spectrum of media and entertainment law courses on subjects ranging from music publishing and motion picture production law to technology agreements and information privacy law.