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California Western Quick Facts
California Western Quick Facts

Location | History | Student, Alumni, and Faculty Profiles | Degrees Offered | Academic Schedule | Research Centers and Institutes | Clinical Internship Program | Publications


  • Our downtown campus in the center of San Diego's legal and cultural communities
  • 225 Cedar Street
    San Diego, CA 92101
    (619) 525-1401


  • Established in 1924; oldest law school in San Diego
  • ABA accreditation in 1962
  • AALS accreditation in 1967
  • State-of-the-art Law Library opened in 2000
  • See more about California Western's history.

Student, Alumni, and Faculty Profiles

  • Approximately 900 students (also see Entering Class Profile)
  • Average age of student population is 27
  • Multicultural student body with minorities representing one-third of the student population
  • Women represent 52 percent of the student population
  • Alumni in 49 states and 35 foreign countries
  • Alumni include more than 100 federal and state court judges
  • Faculty of 43 full-time professors

Degrees Offered

  • Juris Doctor (see the J.D. curriculum)
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (with San Diego State University)
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (with San Diego State University)
  • Juris Doctor/Ph.D. in Political Science or History (with University of California, San Diego)
  • LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Specializing in Federal Criminal Law
  • M.C.L./LL.M for Foreign Law Graduates

Academic Schedule

  • Two entering classes per year - Spring and Fall
  • Trimester academic calendar (see the current Trimester Calendar)
  • Full-time and part-time (day) programs
  • Two-year option

Research Centers and Institutes

Clinical Internship Program

Places students in organizations that include:

  • U.S. Courts of Appeal
  • U.S. District Courts
  • U.S. Attorney's Offices
  • See more about the Clinical Internship Program


  • California Western Law Review
  • California Western International Law Journal
  • Learn more about the Law Review and International Law Journal

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