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!

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

Ventura County Community College Chief of Police Joel Justice, Law and Government Magnet Coordinator Paul Graber, Valeria Carranza, Executive Director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and L.A. City District Attorney Jackie Lacy help celebrate the James Monroe High School Law and Government and Police Academy culmination.

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


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

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

Welcome to the Monroe Law & Government Magnet!


Law and Government Student Receives Freedom Foundation Award

Law and Government and ROTC student Paul Michael Mendoza was the 2016 recipient of the Celebrate Freedom Foundation's Award in Excellence. Paul was not only the recipient of this prestigious award, but the essay he submitted to the local Blue Star Mothers was unanimously selected as one of the National Essay Champions. Congratulations Paul

Law and Government Students Accepted to Top Colleges

Our magnet program is proud to congratulate the following students already admitted to top colleges through early decision: Dalia Dichter, Duke University; Kate Estrada, Wellesley College; and Andrea Solis, Smith College. Additionally, the following students received full tuition scholarships through the Posse Foundation: Diego Alonso and Jasmin Turcios, Dickinson College; and Mireille Becerra, Middlebury College. These scholarships are worth over $200,000 dollars.

Law and Govenment Students Receive Youth Leadership Scholarships

Anne Bana and Eric Andrews both students in The Law and Government Magnet and the JROTC program at James Monroe High School were recipients of the 2017 Spirit of the American Youth Leadership Program Scholarship. The AYLPS is sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Anne and Eric will receive an all expense paid trip to Pennsylvania where they will participate in a four-day residential program designed to promote a better understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

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.

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Upcoming Events

" I Have a Dream" Invitational
Date: 1/13/2017, 3:15 PM 10 PM
Location: James Monroe High School
The Tri-County Forensics League Fall Speech Tournament
Date: 12/17/2016, 8 AM 8 PM
Location: Granada Hills Charter HS
UC Application Deadline
Date: 11/30/2016