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Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90010-1106
Admissions Phone: (213) 738-6717
Admissions Email: admissions@swlaw.edu
Web site: http://www.swlaw.edu
Admissions URL: http://www.swlaw.edu/applyonline

Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions Lisa Gear
Application deadline 04/01
Full-time program application fee $60
Part-time program application fee $60
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A
Fall 2008 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 3,545
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,082
Overall acceptance rate 30.5%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 358
Number of full-time program applicants 3,104
Number of full-time program acceptances 927
Full-time acceptance rate 29.9%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 255
Number of part-time program applicants 441
Number of part-time program acceptances 155
Part-time acceptance rate 35.1%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 103
Fall 2008 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.96-3.48
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 153-157
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.02-3.5
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 154-157
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 2.79-3.41
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 150-154

Career Information

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 63.4%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 65.7%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 283
Graduates employed at graduation 85.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 95.6%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $63,000
Median private sector starting salary $70,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $105,500
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 30%
Median public service starting salary $54,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 2.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 23.0%
Percent employed in government 9.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 2.0%
Percent employed in law firms 53.0%
Percent employed in public interest 5.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 6.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 1.5%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 92%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 9
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 1.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 1.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 1.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.5%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 93.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.0%
Employment location unknown 1.0%
Career Services
Career services operations: Extensive and supportive network of over 10,000 alumni in 47 states and 17 foreign countries; comprehensive individualized career counseling, panel presentations, mock interviews; online resources; extensive fall and spring on-campus interview programs.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 81.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 12.4%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 6.2%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 0.4%

 

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