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California Western School of Law's Academic Achievement Programs complement the law school curriculum by helping students develop the skills necessary to succeed in law school and pass the bar examination.

Large-Group Tutoring

The Academic Achievement Department offers weekly tutoring sessions in each substantive first-year course and certain required upper-division courses.

These tutoring sessions are run by academically accomplished upper-division students, who attend classes and work closely with the faculty member.

Small-Group Labs

The Academic Achievement Department also offers weekly small-group labs that give students timed practice and prompt feedback on the skills most needed to excel on exams. These Labs are run by outstanding upper-division students who help students diagnostic critical flaws in their legal analysis and test-taking skills. 

Lending Library

The Academic Achievement Department also maintains a carefully cultivated library of study aids with useful organizational tools and realistic practice exam questions.

Bar Review Program

The California Western Bar Review Program is designed help students transition into law practice. California Western School of Law offers three bar review courses:

  1. Advanced Legal Analysis, taken in the second year.

  2. Pre-Bar Review, taken in the last trimester.

  3. Bar Review course, taken after graduation by qualifying students.

Academic Achievement Workshop

The purpose of the Academic Achievement Workshop is to teach students the skills they need to improve their performance in upper-division courses and on the California Bar Examination. The course also provides a foundation in California Civil Procedure.

Contact Information

Shane Dizon, Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, 619-515-1578

Carly Sassi, Assistant Director of Bar Programs, 619-525-1680

Amy Vaughan Thomas, Assistant Director of Academic Support, 619-515-1398