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  • Urban Oasis

    Bullocks Wilshire Building

    • Southwestern expanded its campus in 1994, by purchasing and repurposing Bullocks Wilshire – a 1929 art deco landmark once known as the most beautiful and luxurious specialty store west of the Mississippi. 
    • The stunning and expansive Leigh H. Taylor Library occupies about one-third of the building and is California’s second-largest private academic law library. 
    • Other Bullocks Wilshire features include:
      • The Julian C. Dixon Courtroom and Advocacy Center – a fully functioning courtroom classroom with video cameras and display screens for interactive learning, as well as jury deliberation and alternate dispute resolution facilities
      • The legendary 5th floor Tea Room - once a destination for the city's elite, is now a dining area and cafeteria for students and faculty
      • Tiered classrooms and seminar spaces with built-in technology
      • 10,000 square foot fitness center
      • Student lounges and outdoor garden terraces with panoramic, views of Los Angeles’ skyline

    Residences at 7th – All Southwestern students may apply for on-campus housing

    • One hundred thirty-three units ranging from studios to two- bedrooms and accommodate about 152 students. The fully furnished units feature Energy Star kitchens, in-unit washer/dryers, and wireless internet access
    • The Residences at 7th make Southwestern's urban campus an inviting and natural extension of Southwestern’s hallmark student-centered approach
    • The Residences feature a security system, an on-site business center, private study rooms, a roof-top sun deck, and secured indoor parking
    • The level of architectural and interior design reflect the richness of the law school's historic Bullocks Wilshire Building while incorporating state-of-the-art amenities, contemporary finishes, and environmentally sustainable practices

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    Southwestern's campus is really an urban oasis. The building on Southwestern's campus, the Bullocks Vilshire building, has been used in the movies, commercials, music videos. So being at an entertainment school having such a building on campus really it's like the staple piece of Southwestern.

    And then in Vilshire you have the historic art deco library. They offer great study rooms. And one of the great things about the school is the residence halls.

    When I realized how affordable it was and that it came furnished, it was like, sign me up. I actually liked the fact that I was so close to my classes. I felt like I could maximize my time better. I felt safe and comfortable knowing that I was in an environment where there was security. We actually have on our top floor a patio that a lot of students like to lounge out.

    Everything in law school is about networking. So being able to live on campus and always being in connection and contact with people is really going to be beneficial for your future. Southwestern is four subway stops away from the courthouse. It's two subway stops away from downtown.

    We have the circuit courthouse. We have the local courthouses. And there are all the major law firms.

    There's a lot of things to do. I can go shopping. I can go to a sports game. I'm a big sports fanatic.

    And you could also go to Griffith Park to hike. You can go up to the Hollywood sign for a hike. And then you could also go to the beach, which is relatively close. We have everything a future attorney would want in terms of location, in terms of amenities, and in terms of flexibility.