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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.


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.

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

Laura Franke, Administrative Assistant to Academic Achievement, 619-515-1566