Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Externship Placements

Current Students may find detailed information on placements and openings on MySouthwestern (log-in required).

Below is a sampling of the many placements available to students through the Externship Program.


  • California Court of Appeal
  • California Superior Court
  • California Supreme Court (San Francisco)
  • Nevada State Courts
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court


  • California Attorney General
  • California Department of Business Oversight
  • City Attorney's Office
  • District Attorney's Office
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Federal Public Defender
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Long Beach City Prosecutor
  • Public Defender's Office
  • Public Employment Relations Board
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • Workers Compensation Appeals Board


  • BET Networks
  • California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Director's Guild
  • Entertainment One
  • Funny or Die
  • IMAX Corporation
  • Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM)
  • Miramax
  • Rhino Entertainment
  • RKO Pictures
  • Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Universal Music Group
  • Warner Bros.
  • Warner Music Group


  • ACLU of Southern California
  • Alliance for Children's Rights
  • A New Way of Life Reentry Project
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • BASTA, Inc.
  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • California Women's Law Center
  • Cancer Legal Resource Center
  • Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
  • Children's Law Center of Los Angeles
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation
  • Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Disability Rights Legal Center
  • El Rescate Legal Services
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • Inner City Law Center
  • LA Center for Law and Justice
  • Learning Rights Law Center
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Legal Assistance Project
  • Mental Health Advocacy Services
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. 
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Neighborhood Legal Service
  • Public Counsel 
  • Public Law Center of Orange County
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty