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


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

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!

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

Graduating class of 2017 Magnet Culmination

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!


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.

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

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News and Announcements


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!

Over $2,000,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Class of 2017!

Monroe's Magnet students were awarded over 2 million dollars in scholarships. Our 2017 graduating seniors are now attending UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, as well as Smith College, Wellesley College, Middlebury College, Dickinson College, and Duke University.
We currently have 18 enrolled students in the top 20 colleges and universities in the country, according to US News and World Reports College Rankings.

OCTOBER 2 - NOVEMBER 9, 2017 eChoices Magnet Application Window

The application window for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year is October 2, 2017 through November 9, 2017. Additionally, families have the opportunity to submit a Late Application on-line beginning February 1, 2018. These applications are considered only after all Wait Listed students have been offered enrollment. E-Choice brochures are now available in the Magnet Office.

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