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!
2018 Seniors Angel De Pacina and Moises Saucedo each awarded P.O.S.S.E. Scholarship! CONGRATULATIONS!

Graduating class of 2017 Magnet Culmination


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.

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

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

LAUSD District 6 School Board Member Monica Ratliff shares her thoughts with Law and Government seniors at this year's Magnet Culmination


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

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.
Welcome to the Monroe Law & Government Magnet!


Monroe's Music Program is BRILLIANT!!!

Jazz band, marching band, YEAR-round wind ensemble, drumline color guard, intermediate & advanced orchestra, and beginning band are all available at Monroe. Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels are available for all bands.

Law and Government Seniors Awarded Scholarships

Laurence Kaldor and Mark Shipow of the Valley Community Legal Foundation of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association join Paul Graber the Law and Government Magnet Coordinator in presenting Law and Government students Andrea Solis, Angela Jimenez, and Jeniffer Ramos with $1,100 each at the James Monroe High School Senior Awards Banquet. Andrea will be attending Smith College, Angela, U.C. Berkeley, and Jeniffer will be attending U.C.L.A.

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.

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News and Announcements

Enrollment of New Law and Government Students!!!

Acceptance letters have been mailed. Please confirm your acceptance by Friday, April 6, 2018. Call our Magnet Coordinator Grace Fabian at (818)830-4248 to secure a place in our Magnet program and schedule an appointment to meet with the Magnet Counselor.

Available times are:
Monday, April 9, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 11, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, April 13, 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Monday, April 16, 4:00 pm -7:00 pm, Saturday,
May 12, 9 am – 1:00 pm
Appointments are set up every 15 minutes and are approximately 20-30 minutes in length.

Monroe Alum, Yesenia Ayala, Awarded Global Student Leadership Award

Yesenia Ayala graduated from Monroe's Law and Government Magnet in 2014 and went to Grinnell College. She has been blazing trails for first generation students of color ever since then. She is an amazing young woman and we can't wait to see what is in store for her as she graduates from Grinnell this May.

Yuridia Garcia - MVP and L.A. City Girl's Wrestling Champion

Law and Government Magnet Student Yuridia Garcia won Most Valuable Player and L.A. City Girl's Wrestling Champion! Our Lady Vikings finished in 3rd place in the CIF Los Angeles Section Wrestling Championship. Yuri is our first ever Girl's Champion at 126lbs. She along with 2 of her teammates qualified for the state championships.


Four Law and Government Magnet seniors have earned admittance to some our nation’s most competitive liberal arts colleges through early decision. They are Oswaldo Cota – Carleton College, Minnesota; Elizabeth Lopez - Smith College, Massachusetts; Amy Quintanilla - Wellesley College, Massachusetts; and Kyle Wisely - Occidental College, California. Congratulations, seniors, on distinguishing yourselves and our magnet program.


Law and Government Magnet seniors Angel De Pacina and Moises Saucedo have each earned POSSE scholarships this year. Angel will attend Middlebury College in Vermont, and Moises will attend Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. Posse scholarships include full tuition, which can average over $50,000 per year. In addition, these colleges provide qualifying students financial aid to help cover the cost of housing. The academic and social support POSSE offers students as they prepare for college is invaluable, and POSSE also provides on-campus professionals committed to helping its students make the most of their college education. With the selection of Angel and Moises, the Magnet now boasts 22 students who have received this prestigious scholarship. Congratulations!

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