Southwestern Law School is a private educational institution that opened its doors in 1911. Unlike most other schools, this one has no affiliation with any undergraduate institution. The founder, John J. Schumacher, established this as a non-profit institution that would give women and minorities the opportunity to study law. This is the oldest school in the state of California. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is ranked in the third tier of law schools by US News.
This school has a student faculty ratio of 14.4 with students from every state and many countries around the world. The ratio of men to women in the student body is 50:50, with 38% being in the minority status. In this student body, there is a reported 35 different foreign languages that are spoken fluently. The 25th to 75th percentile of the student body GPA is 2.96 to 3.48 with the LSAT scores between 153 and 157.
The facility has 50 full time professors with over 33% women and 20% from a minority race. The programs they teach are Moot Court Honors Program, Negotiations Honors Program, and Trial Advocacy Honors Program. They also support clinical programs that include the Children’s Rights Clinic, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, Street Law, and Youth in Transition to name a few.
Notable alumni members include Tom Bradley, Marcia Clark, Chris Bahr, Donald Sterling, and the 14th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Howard W. Hunter.
The Southwestern School is a place where everyone is given the same chance for success.