California Western School of Law

225 Cedar St
San Diego, California (90101)
California Western School of Law

Fast Facts
San Diego’s oldest law school, celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2014
Independent, with the flexibility to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of the profession
Focused on preparing graduates for success on the bar exam and in practice
7 clinics where students represent actual clients in criminal, immigration, trademark, legal aid, and internet law
More than 40 simulation and experiential courses offer hands-on learning
Financially stable, with no deferred maintenance and more than $100 million in assets
Located at the heart of San Diego’s legal and political community
Approximately 650 J.D. students
Degrees Offered
Juris Doctor
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (with SDSU)
Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (with SDSU)
LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Specializing in Federal Criminal Law
M.C.L./LL.M for Foreign Law Graduates
MAS in Health Law (with UC San Diego)
Accomplishments and Accolades
Clinical education program cited by Chronicle of Higher Education and ABA Journal
California Innocence Project helped free eight wrongly convicted people from prison since 2000, including Brian Banks, the aspiring NFL star featured on “60 Minutes”
President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, 2009-2014 Numerous other awards recognizing commitment to pro bono service
Student and Alumni Achievement
More than 130 members of the judiciary in California and elsewhere
Leaders in government, education, and business, including the California State Assembly, Clark County (Nev.) District Attorney, and more
Successful client advocates in the private and public sector
First-time bar passage rates exceeding the statewide average for graduates of ABA-approved law schools on 13 of the past 15 exams
Student writing cited by U.S. Supreme Court, published by national law journals
Faculty Recognition
Leaders of national and international legal organizations including the American Law Institute, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and the American Branch of the International Law Association
Internationally recognized experts in areas including health law, law of the sea, international law, and gender and the law

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California Western School of Law
225 Cedar St
San Diego, California (90101)