California Western School of Law Admissions

California Western School of Law is the independent San Diego law school that educates lawyers as creative problem solvers and principled advocates.

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Timeline photos 10/13/2016

TODAY: Join us at noon PST for a Facebook Live Q&A with the California Innocence Project and Alissa Bjerkhoel '08, who was recently featured on ABC 20/20.

12/01/2015

Please consider celebrating by watching this short video and donating to one of our school's many amazing programs!

07/28/2015

We're off to our welcome event for Fall 2015 Admitted Students! The Admissions Office is so excited to see so many of our admitted class join together with fantastic alumni for an evening of mixing and mingling. See you downtown!

06/24/2015

Enrolling at CWSL this fall? Look for our Facebook group: "California Western Entering class of Fall 2015!"

Dreams Come to Fruition as California Western Alumni Become Lawyers - California Western School... 06/05/2015

Congratulations to the newest members of the California Bar Association from . Our February bar passers were sworn in as practicing attorneys this morning, and we can't wait to see what they do next. As Professor Thyfault said in her closing remarks, "Go out and make us all very proud!"

Dreams Come to Fruition as California Western Alumni Become Lawyers - California Western School... This day was a joyous culmination of everything a law school graduate has worked toward. It was the day they raised their right hands and took the Oath of Professional Conduct and were sworn into the California and federal bars. It was the day they became lawyers.

Man With Autism Passes Bar Exam, Breaks Barriers 05/22/2015

We are so proud of one of our most recent bar passers (and new attorney) Erik Weber! He has a truly remarkable story and California Western was lucky to play a role in his journey to a career in law.

Man With Autism Passes Bar Exam, Breaks Barriers Erik Weber continues to prove people wrong.

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Happy to the class of 2015! We are so excited to welcome another class of talented legal minds to the ranks of CWSL Alumni!

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We're so excited to share another exciting story about student experience and success at California Western, featuring one of our very own Student Ambassadors, Julia Yu! Read on about how Julia is putting her practical skills to use and getting real world experience as a law student.

Traffic Court can be an intimidating place. While few of us can afford a lawyer by our side, here in San Diego, specially trained and supervised law students are providing motorists with support and advice through California Western’s Traffic Court Clinic. Here’s a recent success story featuring 2L Julia Yu: https://www.cwsl.edu/news/newsroom/student-news/2015/04/21/traffic-court-clinic-provides-free-representation-for-motorists-real-world-experience-for-students

Michael Hanline Released After 36 Years Wrongful Imprisonment 04/22/2015

What an exciting and long awaited day - Michael Hanline, the man exonerated with the help of CIP after 36 years of wrongful imprisonment, will have his case dismissed by the DA today after several months of threatened reprosecution. Congratulations to Mr. Hanline, finally a free man, and to all of our students, faculty and staff who have worked on his case for freedom since 1999.

Michael Hanline Released After 36 Years Wrongful Imprisonment Michael Hanline spent 36 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. CIP filed a petition based on favorable evidence withheld from the defense. Additiona...

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Tomorrow, California Western will host the 2015 Air & Space Law Symposium. Click through to learn more about how our students and alumni are leading the way in this exciting field!

We look forward to welcoming our 2015 Air & Space Law Symposium attendees to campus tomorrow, including San Diego Airport Authority CEO Thella Bowens, Dr. Mary Walshok, Dean of UCSD Extension, and leaders in the air and space industry. We’ll talk about commercial drones, space law, and how to ensure that air and space companies provide equal opportunities to all. Follow and on Twitter for more from the day’s events.

Welcome to Law School Admission Council 03/03/2015

February LSAT scores are in, and now is as good a time as any to get your app in too! Our Fall 2015 application deadline is April 1st, so head over to www.lsac.org to submit today!

Welcome to Law School Admission Council Law School Admission Council helps prospective law student with easing the law school admission process. Find out more about becoming an attorney.

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The time has come! We wish all our bar takers the best of luck!

To all of our graduates taking the bar exam this week, we wish you the best of luck!

Alums: what advice do you have for test-takers on this eve of the exam?

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The Admissions Staff at CWSL are celebrating this beautiful San Diego weather and the arrival of our new brochure noting that California Western School of Law is one of the top 25 law schools in the U.S. For diversity (National Jurist, November 2014).

As the brochure says, we have more student and faculty diversity, career mentoring, and sunny days!

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Congratulations on all that hardware! We are so proud of our hardworking students who consistently perform at the top of their field on the national level.

Congratulations to the California Western Moot Court Honors Board trial and appellate teams, who performed brilliantly at the Texas Young Lawyers Association and National Juvenile Law competitions, respectively. Pictured are 2L Matthew Hobson and 3L Joanne Heilbrun, who collected six awards in total! For more: bit.ly/1zwsAXE

San Diego Group Offers Free Legal Advice 02/11/2015

We are so excited that California Western's Access to Law Initiative is receiving the publicity it deserves. Click through to hear more about the vital services that our graduates provide for the San Diego Community.

San Diego Group Offers Free Legal Advice Free and low cost legal services are available once a month at legal clinics in Hillcrest through California Western School of Law's Access to Law Initiative.

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CWSL Students participated in today's as part of our Diversity Speaker event.

As part of today's diversity speaker event, California Western students organized a "die-in" to protest unjust police shootings and show solidarity with the national movement to address this issue.

These 15 Americans Spent 350 Years In Prison For Crimes They Didn't Commit 02/04/2015

We're so excited that the California Innocence Project has been recognized yet again for their incredible work in freeing innocent people serving time for crimes they did not commit. Congratulations to the CWSL students and alumni working with CIP, and to the clients they have helped!

These 15 Americans Spent 350 Years In Prison For Crimes They Didn't Commit The National Registry of Exonerations reports that 1,541 innocent people have been exonerated in the United States since 1989, with more mishandled cases being revisited by committed legal teams ev...

Admissions - Calendar - California Western School of Law 02/04/2015

Hello Texas! We're visiting Houston and Dallas this month to connect with prospective students, admitted students and Texas alumni. Visit our calendar to RSVP for these exciting events!

Admissions - Calendar - California Western School of Law California Western School of Law

02/03/2015

With just a few days left before the February LSAT, the CWSL Admissions Office wants to wish everyone the best of luck on test day!

Record Number of Criminals Exonerated 01/28/2015

Check out California Western School of Law and the California Innocence Project as they were featured this morning on NBC!

Record Number of Criminals Exonerated Professor Justin Brooks discusses the record high number of exonerations occurred last year in the United States.

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We're so excited to expand the services provided through the City Heights Community Law Project, one of several fantastic legal clinics offered through California Western School of Law.

We're committed to our community, and received a substantial grant that will allow for even more legal services in underrepresented areas of San Diego. Click to read about the City Heights Community Law Project's recent funding by Price Philanthropies, helping to offer free legal information to individuals in need: https://www.cwsl.edu/news/campus-news/2015/01/15/city-heights-community-law-project-receives-grant-from-price-philanthropies-foundation

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I hope you didn't think the chance to study abroad was left behind in undergrad! California Western is proud to have students and alumni working all over the world!

Interested in studying abroad? Join us tomorrow (Thursday) at 12:15 in room 2B to learn about the Chile Summer Program, and the Consortium for Legal Education's offerings in London, Malta, Ireland, and Prague! Click for more info: www.cwsl.edu/chile and www.cile.edu. Did we mention that there will be free pizza?

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We are excited to welcome our new Spring students to their first week of law school classes!

Happy new year to our students, graduates, and friends, and happy first week of classes to our newest students! Learn more about our spring start program online: www.cwsl.edu/admissions

01/05/2015

We hope everyone enjoyed a great holiday break! From the 3Ls who start their final term at CWSL to the Spring Start 1Ls beginning their very first term and everyone in between, welcome back!

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