Additional Requirements for SCALE and Concurrent-Degrees

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SCALE J.D. Applicants

Applicants applying to Southwestern's two-year J.D. program, SCALE, must complete an interview as part of the admissions process. The interview helps the Admissions Committee identify candidates who are likely be successful in the program and allows applicants an opportunity to learn more precisely what is expected of SCALE students. If an applicant resides outside the Southern California area, arrangements can be made for a telephone interview.

Note: Interview appointments for SCALE applicants are initiated by the law school.

Additional Requirements for Concurrent-Degree Program Applicants (Includes SCALE J.D./M.B.A)

To apply for admission to the concurrent-degree programs offered in conjunction with The Drucker School of Management, applicants who are not currently enrolled at either Southwestern or Drucker should fill out the J.D./M.B.A. application provided on the LSAC website and submit the required materials for Southwestern's J.D. program.

Applicants must also schedule an interview at Southwestern by sending a request to jdmba@swlaw.edu and submit the following:

  • Official GMAT/GRE Test Score(s):
    • The GMAT/GRE is not required for concurrent degree applicants.  
  • Two Letters of Recommendation:
    • Include at least one letter of recommendation explicitly addressing the candidate's business experience and suitability for the J.D./M.B.A. program
  • Statement of Purpose:
    • The applicant's statement of purpose should address why the applicant is seeking a concurrent-degree
  • Transcripts
  • Resume

Note: Offers of admission from The Drucker School are contingent upon successful completion (3.0 or higher GPA) of the applicant's first year at Southwestern. Concurrent-degree students whose GPAs fall below 3.0 after the first year may be subject to additional application requirements or revocation of their admission offer from The Drucker School.

Priority Deadline for the Concurrent-Degree Program

The priority deadline for the concurrent-degree program is February 1st. Students who submit their applications by this date will receive priority consideration for financial aid.