Disability Support

California Western provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities and learning disorders in accordance with the Policy and Procedure for the Provision of Services to Students with Disabilities.

Student & Diversity Services grants accommodations on a case by case basis in consultation with the student and relevant medical professionals.


Requesting Accomodations

Students requesting accommodations for the first time must complete and submit the Accommodation Forms before the due date.

Students who have accommodations for a permanent disability do not have to submit an additional request, unless they are requesting new or revised accommodations.

All students receiving or requesting accommodations should meet with the Assistant Dean for Student & Diversity Services to discuss any questions about the process.


Accommodations for the California State Bar

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to make arrangements for testing accommodations well in advance of the examination, such as the beginning of their last year of law school and should file a petition no later than six months prior to the examination they intend to take. For more information on exact filing dates please follow up regularly on the California Bar’s website.

A Form F will need to be filled out by CWSL Student Services office for verification.  Please allow enough time for the office to fill out the form.

Other documentation may be required for you to file, check additional forms here.

If you have further questions please contact The State Bar of California Office of Admissions at 213-765-1500.


Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact California Western's ADA Coordinator:

Susan W. Garrett Finster, Esq.
Interim Assistant Dean, Student & Diversity Services
Second Floor, 225 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Email: StudentServices@cwsl.edu
Phone: (619) 515-1576

If you have Section 504 grievance questions or complaints, please contact:

Susan W. Garrett Finster, Esq.
Interim Assistant Dean, Student & Diversity Services
Second Floor, 225 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Email: StudentServices@cwsl.edu
Phone: (619) 515-1576