Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Law School Survey of Student Engagement

Each spring, Southwestern students receive an email invitation from the Dean to participate in the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE). Co-sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the LSSSE survey is designed to collect information about student behaviors and law school environments throughout the country to help law faculty and administrators focus attention and resources in ways that will enhance student learning and law school effectiveness. It provides law schools with information they can use almost immediately to improve various aspects of their performance and help students get the most out of their law school experience.

According to Dean Garth, who chairs the LSSSE Advisory Board, "I have been pleased to work with LSSSE for several years, and I think it is a nice tool generally to help law schools improve in a variety of ways. I encourage all of our students to participate as I am optimistic that we can use the survey results to understand and improve legal education and student life at Southwestern."

The survey poses questions regarding how students organize their time, what they feel they've gained from their classes, their assessment of interactions with faculty, staff and peers, and their involvement in campus activities. Students complete the survey online through a secure website.

Student input provides valuable information to assist Southwestern in improving and enhancing your law school experience and best ensure the success of all Southwestern students. More information is available on the LSSSE website and from the Student Affairs Office.

The survey results are available to Current Students, Faculty and Staff on MySouthwestern (log-in required).