James Monroe High School Law & Government Magnet

“As a lawyer, the Law and Government Magnet gave me the head start I needed to succeed in the competitive world of law school, and beyond.”

- Josh Shneiderman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Los Angeles

A Successful Career Starts Here!

Secretary of State Alex Padilla visits James Monroe High School Law and Government students


Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Meets with James Monroe High School Law and Government Mock Trial Champions

California State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian with Law and Government Magnet Coordinator Paul Graber at the 2016 Law and Government/Police Academy culmination.


Law and Government alumni and current Berkeley Repertory Theater supervisor Samanta Cubias shares her thoughts with this year's graduating magnet seniors

Welcome to the Monroe Law & Government Magnet!


Law and Government Student Signs Letter of Intent

Diana Leyva Signs Letter of Intent.

James Monroe High School Law and Government senior, Diana Leyva received an athletic scholarship for women's wrestling to Waldorf University in Iowa. Diana was one of LAUSD's top lady wrestlers during her four years at Monroe.

8 Magnet Students Named to the L.A. Mayor's Youth Council

8 Law and Government and Police Academy students were named to the L.A. Mayor's Youth Council for the 2016-2017 school year. Mireille Becerra, Angela Jimenez Pinto, Hipolito Vasquez, Amy Quintanilla, Luis Maya, Ashley Castillo, Angel De Pacina, and Jienel Valenzuela.

Monroe's Law and Government Magnet Student Captures 10th State Title

Angela Jimenez, a junior in the James Monroe High School Law and Government magnet finished first in the California High School Speech Association's state-wide tournament in the category of Expository Speaking. Angela is the 10th state-wide tournament champion for Monroe High School's Law and Government magnet.

Magnet Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Every year the California Community Foundation awards a $20,000 college scholarship to 12 exceptional tenth graders in LAUSD. Recipients must demonstrate academic excellence, community and school involvement, the ability to overcome personal obstacles, and financial need. This year we are proud to announce that Law and Government sophomore Elizabeth Lopez is a recipient of the Warren Christopher Scholarship. Congratulations, Liz, for this impressive honor.

Kathy Graber Inducted Into the CHSSA Hall of Fame

The Magnet is proud to announce that our very own Kathy Graber has been inducted into the California High School Speech Association (C.H.S.S.A.) Hall of Fame; she is only the second LAUSD teacher to receive this honor, which is voted on by the C.H.S.S.A. council members. In addition to coaching Speech and Debate, Ms. Graber is Co-President of the Tri-Valley Forensic League, the second largest speech league in California. Ms. Graber also coaches our Mock Trial team; she is a past recipient of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial Coach of the Year award, and Monroe's Mock Trial team won the L.A. County Mock Trial competition in 2012.

Show All »

News and Announcements

Show All »

Upcoming Events

Blood Drive
Date: 12/7/2016, 8 AM 2 PM
Location: Odin's Hall
Winter Formal
Date: 12/3/2016, 7 PM 10:30 PM
Location: The Main Gym
UC Application Deadline
Date: 11/30/2016
Debate Tournament
Date: 11/19/2016, 8 AM 5 PM
Location: Canyon High School