Career Services Office Policies
Southwestern Law School is a member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in the hiring, compensation, work assignment or promotion of any person on the basis of sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religious creed, national origin, disability, marital, parental or veteran status or the prejudice of clients.
If, as a result of a job listing or on-campus recruitment, you believe you have been denied employment on the basis of discrimination, notify the Career Services Office, immediately.
NOTE: An exception to the Southwestern Law School Career Services Office non-discrimination policy and the AALS bylaws is granted to representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense who discriminate on a basis not permitted by Southwestern Law School’s non-discrimination policy or AALS bylaws. The exception is currently made in order to avoid the loss of funds that would otherwise be imposed under the Solomon Amendment (enacted by Congress in 1996).
Part-time Work Restrictions
A full-time JD student in the Traditional Program may not work more than twenty (20) hours per week during any the fall and spring semesters.
Location of School:
- Reciprocity is offered to law schools located outside of the Los Angeles metropolitan area in selected geographic areas (please contact our office for areas).
- Reciprocity is not offered to students or alumni of Los Angeles County or Orange County law schools.
- A letter requesting reciprocity must be received at least one week in advance from a representative of the career services office at the requesting individual’s law school.
- Reciprocity is granted on a “one for one” basis.
- If utilizing any in-office resources, students/graduates should call the Career Services Office prior to their visit to ensure that reciprocity has been granted. A photo identification is required.
- Reciprocity will be denied if the requesting school has made multiple requests without providing reciprocal services to a Southwestern graduate or student in the interim.
- 2Ls/3L students and graduates
- Southwestern Law School will offer the same services, within the same parameters of the requesting law school provided that they not conflict with the restrictions outlined below.
- Counseling and on-campus interviews are not available.
- Continuous reciprocity is not available. Only one request per student/graduate per academic year will be granted. If an imbalance with the requesting school occurs, reciprocity will be denied until there is balance.
- Reciprocity is suspended during the On-Campus Interview (OCI) programs (mid-July through mid-November, February through March).
- Reciprocity is granted for only one ABA-accredited school per visit in the Los Angeles area.
Southwestern Law School reserves the right to refuse or rescind privileges/services at any time.
Shahrzad (Shar) Poormosleh, Associate Dean | firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Bernstein, Associate Director | email@example.com
Jazmin Diaz, Recruitment Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Evanich, Assistant Director | email@example.com
Alejandra Martinez-Ramos, Student Services Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Tarr, Senior Assistant Director | email@example.com
Jennifer Seigle, Assistant Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jody Stein, Assistant Director | email@example.com