Summer on Campus

Southwestern offers an extensive summer session to provide students with greater scheduling flexibility and additional educational opportunities. 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.

The 2022 summer session dates are:

  • Tuesday, May  31, 2022 - Summer session begins; First day of classes
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 -  Summer session ends
  • The Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Law Program offers five mini-term courses.  Please see session dates below.

2022 Offerings

Summer Course Offerings

Community Property (2 units)
Monday/Wednesday, 8:10-10:10 p.m.
Professors April Frisby and Jacquelyn K. Rogers
Final Exam: Monday, July 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3 units)
Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Professor John Heilman
Final Exam: Tuesday, July 26, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Legal Profession (3 units)
Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Professor Jenny Rodriguez-Fee
Final Exam: Tuesday, July 26, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Medical Malpractice Litigation (2 units)
Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Professor Edward Stark
Final Exam: Tuesday, July 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Sales (2 units)
Monday/Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Professor Judy Sloan
Final Exam: Wednesday, July 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Trial Advocacy (3 units)
Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Professor Pantea Yashar
Final Trial: TBA

Southwestern's Summer Entertainment Law Program in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute, features a broad scope of courses taught by top entertainment, fashion, intellectual property, and media attorneys; specialized externships; and meetings with prominent Southwestern alumni working in the field.

Summer Entertainment Program

Copyright (3 units)
Monday/Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Professor Jennifer Seigle
Final Exam: Monday, July 25, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Fashion Law (2 units)
Tuesday/Thursday, 8:10-10:10 p.m.
Professors John Begakis and Victoria Burke
Final Exam: Wednesday, July 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Writers Guild (I unit)
Saturday, 1:00-4:45 p.m.
Professor Jonathan Handel
Final Paper: TBA

Co-Sponsored by the Williams Institute at UCLA, Southwestern Law School will be offering five 1-unit courses on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law.  In addition to courses, a variety of special tours are planned.

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Law

Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Discrimination (1 unit)
Session: May 23 – June 12
Class Meets: May 23-25, 6-9 p.m. and June 5 & 19, 10-12:30 p.m.
Professor Gregory Davis
Final Paper: Final paper submission due following the last day of class.

Transgender Law (1 unit)
Session: June 1-26
Class Meets: June 1-22, Mondays/Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Professor Asaf Orr  
Final Paper: Final paper submission due following the last day of class.

LGBTQI Youth in Systems of Care (1 unit)
Session: June 1-26
Class Meets: June 1-22, Mondays/Wednesdays 8:10-10:10 p.m.
Professor David Bell 
Final Paper: Final paper submission due following the last day of class.

Beyond Marriage Equality (1 unit)
Session: June 27-July 27
Class Meets: June 27-July 20, Mondays/Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Professor Jennifer Pizer
Final Exam: Wednesday, July 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Immigration and the LGBTQI Community (1 unit)
Session: June 27-July 27
Class Meets: June 27-July 20, Mondays/Wednesdays 8:10-10:10 p.m.
Professor Ally Bolour
Final Paper: Final paper submission due following the last day of class.

 

Summer Externships

Southwestern's active and successful Externship Program offers a diverse selection of part-time and full-time placements. The Program offers students the opportunity to gain legal education through real-life practical experiences, by "externing" at approved off-campus placements, with government agencies, public interest entities, state and federal judges,  the legal departments of select organizations, including the entertainment industry, and select law firms. 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. The course also includes an in-class academic component (scheduled on Saturday or Sunday). Externships are graded on a credit/no credit basis.

Please contact the Externship Office for more information.

Credits

The Summer Entertainment Law Program is offered as part of the ABA-approved curriculum at Southwestern Law School. The program complies with ABA and AALS requirements. All entertainment and media law courses for the summer are graded. Externships are offered on a credit/no credit basis.

Tuition

The 2022/23 tuition rates are published on Southwestern's Tuition & Fees page.