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!

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


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

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

Students from Gledhill Elementary School Participating in James Monroe's High School's Law and Government Magnet CITY Program Conduct a Trial Simulation in the Magnet Courtroom

Welcome to the Monroe Law & Government Magnet!


Monroe Law and Government Freshman Wins Scholarship

Law and Government freshman Tina Ter-Akopyan won 1st place in an essay contest sponsored by the California Armenian Legislative Caucus in recognition of the Armenian Genocide. She won a $1,000 dollar scholarship and was flown to the State Capitol in Sacramento to receive her award.

Law and Government/Police Academy Students Capture 10 Adademic Decathalon Medals

Law and Government and Police Academy students Kate Estrada, 2 gold medals, Juan Carlos Martinez, 1 gold and 1 silver medal, Jasmin Turcios, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal, Nicholas Quizon, 1 gold medal, Timothy Lim 1 gold medal, Christopher Guevara, 1 silver medal, and Louis Sanchez the HIPP medal, all collected honors at this year's LAUSD Academic Decathalon competition. Congratulations magnet students.

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.

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Monroe High School Graduation
Date: 6/8/2017, 6 PM 7 PM
Location: J. Settle Football field, James Monroe High School