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!

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


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

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

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

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

Graduating class of 2017 Magnet Culmination

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

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.

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!


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

MORE Great News about Alum Yesenia Ayala, Class of 2014

Yesenia Ayala graduated from Grinnell College on 5/20/18. She is the FIRST woman of color to receive the President's Medal. She is now working for the U.S. Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services as a research analyst in Washington, D.C. Thank you Yesenia for visiting us personally to tell us the good news. Congratulations!

Class of 2018 has TWO Berkeley Scholarship Recipients!!! Congratulations!

Magnet seniors Allyza Quintanilla and Adriana Guzman will not only attend U.C. Berkeley this fall but also receive prestigious scholarships from the renowned university. As a Fiat Lux Scholar, Allyza will receive a faculty mentor, a financial-aid advisor, a research fellowship, membership in the Scholars Association, and a financial aid package that includes everything except her expected family contribution. Adriana’s Regents’ Scholarship includes all of the above benefits, as well as priority-class enrollment, guaranteed housing for four years, and a monetary award. Adriana is the second magnet student in two years to earn the distinction of Regents’ Scholar at U.C. Berkeley.

Highest ranked LAUSD school in California!

Congratulations to our Magnet Speech & Debate State CHAMPIONS!!!!! Max Jimenez 2nd in the State! Chaka Tellem 5th in State! Francesco Giusseppe 7th in state! Not pictured: Amy Quintanilla 15th in State! Overall, Monroe wins the 20th place sweepstake award—20th out of 162 schools!

Enrollment of New Law and Government Students!!!

Applying late? There may be room in certain grade levels. 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.

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.

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