In the cases described below, some applicants may have the opportunity to participate in an interview as part of their admission and scholarship evaluation.
NOTE: All offers to interview are initiated by Southwestern Law School. Southwestern does not grant interviews at the request of the applicant.
Interviews for SCALE Applicants
In order to be admitted to Southwestern's SCALE 2-Year Accelerated J.D. program, the applicant must complete an interview. The SCALE Office will contact applicants to initiate the interview process. If you have applied to SCALE, please be mindful of any email or telephonic outreach from Southwestern.
Interviews for Scholarship Consideration
In select cases, some admitted students may be offered the opportunity to interview for scholarship consideration. Please note that there is no separate application or request process for this consideration. Interview offers are made based on the strength of an applicant's materials, the timing of their admission, and the overall availability of scholarship funds. If contacted for an interview, applicants must respond promptly. Failure to respond within a timely manner could result in the withdrawal of the interview opportunity.
Interviews for Waiting List Consideration
In some instances, an applicant may have the opportunity to be waitlisted and participate in an interview with a faculty member. Please note that there is no separate request process for this consideration. Interview offers are made based on a review of the applicant's materials and the timing of their application. If contacted for an interview, applicants must respond promptly. Failure to respond within a timely manner could adversely affect the application review process.
Options to Enhance Your File if Not Contacted for an Interview
Please know that most applicants do not receive an interview opportunity. In recognition of this, Southwestern will accept additional materials from applicants who wish to enhance their files with additional information not originally submitted with the application.
If an applicant wishes to submit additional information or documentation, they must do so in writing. Additional information or documentation should be clearly labeled with the applicant's full name and LSAC account number. Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials submitted in this manner will be added to the applicant's file and will be reviewed at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.