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Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School is located in Los Angeles, California that was established in 1911 under the name Southwestern College of Law. The school was originally founded by John J. Schumacher, which was meant to be a non-profit institution with the goal of including women and minorities in law school education. The Southwestern Law School would eventually be recognized as a university establishment in 1913, which allowed it to also include other disciplines and study programs.

Currently, the Southwestern Law School is comprised with nearly 1,000 students and a faculty of about 150. The Southwestern Law School is not affiliated with any other universities and does not have undergraduate programs. The Southwestern Law School has also received much appraisal, such as being ranked 11th among the best universities for diversity. It is also considered to be among the top 100 law schools in the nation, providing for employment percentages of 85% of those graduating the school's law program.

The campus is located near downtown Los Angeles, consisting mostly of two buildings, the Westmoreland Building and the Bullocks Wilshire Building. The campus currently does not provide for on campus housing facilities, so all of the students are all commuters.

There are various programs of study offered at the Southwestern Law School, though the traditional program is structured around a full time curriculum that is to be completed within three years of study. The various aspects of laws are covered in their diverse Jurid Doctor programs, such as criminal law, entertainment law, business law, family law, and international law.

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