Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Program Details

2014 Summer Session 
May 28, 2014 - July 23, 2014 

An extensive on-campus summer session is offered by Southwestern to provide students with greater scheduling flexibility. A number of distinguished practicing attorneys and judges join the faculty during the summer months to teach courses in specialized areas of the law. The schedule of course offerings includes a variety of courses and externships.

Summer courses are open to all law students who have successfully completed at least one year of law school and are currently in good standing at an ABA-approved or state-accredited law school.

Southwestern Students

Southwestern students will be able to register online for Summer 2014 courses through WebAdvisor beginning in April 2014. Please continue to check your Southwestern email for more information.

Southwestern students should visit the Registration and Academic Records page on MySouthwestern (log-in required) for important information regarding registration policies and procedures.

Visiting Students

Summer Visiting Student Application (PDF

Additional info for visiting students:

  • Visiting Students' Registration Information and Instructions (PDF)
  • Summer Externships: Please see below for information regarding application for summer externships.
  • General information regarding visiting at Southwestern as well as information regarding first reading assignments, book lists, and course syllabi will be mailed to registered visiting students at the beginning of May.


  • Summer Course Offerings (PDF)
  • Academic Calendar and Final Exam Schedule (PDF
  • Summer Entertainment Law in Los Angeles brochure (PDF)


New tuition rates beginning with Summer Session 2014 will be available in April. Please check the Tuition page for more information.

2014 Summer Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar and Final Exam Schedule may also be downloaded (PDF

May 28 First Day of Classes; 2014 Summer Session begins
June 4 Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
July 4 and 5 No Classes - Fourth of July
July 14 Last Day for Monday and Wednesday classes
July 15 Last Day for Tuesday and Thursday classes; Last Day of classes
July 16 Saturday classes meet; Last Day for Saturday classes; Last Day of classes
July 19, 21, 22 and 23

Final exams

July 23 Summer Session ends

2014 Courses

The following is the list of courses that will be offered at Southwestern this summer. Please click on the course titles below to view specific course descriptions.

Please note that the course offerings and schedules are subject to change.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (2 units)
Professor Ronald Aronovsky, TTh 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Animal Law (2 units)
Professor Drew Alexis, Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

CA Civil Procedure (2 units)
Hon. Daniel Buckley, MW 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Community Property (2 units)
Professor Caroline Newcombe, TTh 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3 units)
Hon. Stan Blumenfeld, TTh 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Copyright Law (3 units)
Professor Jared Jussim, MW 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Defamation, Privacy, & Publicity (2 units)
Professor Deborah Drooz, TTH 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Defenses in the Law (3 units)
Professor Janet Philibosian, TTh 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Entertainment Law (3 units)
Professor Amanda Seward, MW 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Legal Profession (2 units)
Professor Allan Johnson, TTh 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Medical Malpractice (2 units)
Professor Edward Stark, TTh 8:10 - 10:10 p.m.

Music Publishing Industry, The (2 units)
Professor Michael Rexford, TTH 8:10 - 10:10 p.m.

Remedies (2 units)
Professor James Fischer, TTH 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Sales (2 units)
Professor Judy Sloan, MW 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Sports Law (2 units)
Professor Jeffrey Lenkov and Professor Sevan Gobel,
TTH 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Survey of Federal Income Tax (3 units)
Professor Lawrence Lebowsky, MW 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Trial Advocacy (3 units)
Hon. Yvette Palazuelos, MW 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Trial Advocacy (3 units)
Hon. Darrell S. Mavis, TTh 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Video Game Law (2 units)
Professor Zachary Levine, TTh 8:10 - 10:10 p.m.


Southwestern's active and successful Externship Program offers a diverse selection of over 100 part-time and full-time placements. The Program offers students the opportunity to gain legal education through real-life practical experiences, by externing at a select number of approved off-campus placements, primarily with government agencies, public interest entities, state and federal judges, and the legal departments of select organizations, including the entertainment industry. Please be advised that summer externships are generally competitive.

Students can earn two to five units of credit based on the nature of the placement and the number of fieldwork hours per week. Externships are graded on a credit/no credit basis.

In order to be considered for a summer externship, visiting students must complete a Summer Session Application form (PDF) along with an Summer Externship Application (PDF). Students must also submit a letter from their law schools verifying they will accept credit/no credit units earned through Southwestern's Externship Program.

Please contact the Externship Office for more information.

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