Expect more from a law school.
For 90 years, California Western School of Law has prepared practice-ready graduates ready to meet the legal challenges of today and tomorrow. Give us three years. We’ll get you ready for the practice of law.
Year One: Make a Plan
We’ll work with you from the very beginning to identify your professional goals and help you find a job where you can achieve them.
Year Two: Develop Skills
Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for the ethical practice of law through client-attorney simulation courses in the STEPPS program.
Year Three: Put Those Skills to Work
Earn academic credit for legal work in San Diego, across the country, or around the world through our Clinical Internship Program.
Get Ready to Pass the Bar Exam
National Jurist magazine ranks California Western in the top 20 law schools for Bar Exam Preparation.
Be more than a number.
At California Western, you are more than just a set of test scores. In our 90-year history we’ve found that when we take a chance on students, provide them with a supportive learning community and access to the resources they need to succeed, more often than not they exceed our expectations.
Individual and Small Group Tutoring
First-year and upper-division tutoring facilitated by students whose academic achievement in that class was exceptional. Tutors work with the professors, attend all classes, and facilitate one-hour weekly tutor sessions.
Upon graduation, you can participate in the successful Bar Review Program, which offers a complete review of all subjects tested on the California Bar Examination as well as essay and performance exam workshops, simulated exams, and group and individual tutoring.
Law Dogs, Donuts, and Ice Cream
Need a break? Our friendly Student & Diversity Services team offers therapy dogs to help with finals stress, donuts with the Dean, and ice cream hand-scooped for you by faculty and staff. While we expect a lot of our students, we expect you to have a little fun, too.
Do more than just study.
Our community includes more than just students. It includes surfers, rock climbers, volunteers, and community activists.
More Surf Breaks, Microbreweries, and Recreation
It would be difficult to think of a better place to endure the rigors of law study. The average daily temperature ranges from 65 degrees in January to 77 degrees in August. With 267 days of sunshine a year, you will have plenty of opportunities to explore the 50 miles of accessible beaches.
More opportunities to give back
We take pride in our culture of giving back, which has been recognized by President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Our hands-on approach to legal education helps you develop the skills you need to practice while making a difference in the community.