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Clinics and Other Experiential Courses

Learn by Doing

20+ Legal Practice Areas

Including:

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Health Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet and Social Media
  • Law Practice Management
  • Legal Research
  • Public Interest
  • Real Estate Law
  • Sports Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Transactional Law
  • and more

    What are Experiential Courses?

    Experiential courses allow you to learn and practice what lawyers actually do.

    We guarantee a clinical experience for every student who wants one.

    Our goal is to ensure that you graduate with the skills, knowledge and values necessary for 21st century law practice. To achieve this goal, the California Western J.D. curriculum has been carefully sequenced with an array of experiential courses, including clinics, internships, and simulation courses.

    We want to help you reach your personal and professional goals. Our clinic faculty and career advisors work with you to ensure you are on the best path to meet your individual career objectives.

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    7 Clinics

    Courses that provide faculty supervised lawyering experience through a combination of a classroom component and representation of real clients with real issues.

    Clinic

    Faculty

    Credits

    Practice area

    California Innocence Project

    Justin Brooks
    Jan Stiglitz

    5

    Criminal

    Community Law Project Clinic

    Timothy Casey
    Linda Morton
    Dana Sisitsky

    2

    Public Interest varied

    Immigration Clinic & Field Component

    Anne Bautista
    Tim Casey

    2

    Immigration

    Mediation Clinic

    Linda Morton
    Floralynn Einesman
    Erica Gardner

    3

    Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

    New Media Rights: Internet and Media Law Clinic

    Art Neill & Teri Karobonik
    Linda Morton

    3

    IP - Internet and Social Media

    Trademark Clinic

    Daniel Dawes
    Eric Morton
    Andrea Johnson

    2

    IP - Trademark

    Traffic Court Clinic
    Coleen Cusack
    Larry Benner
    3 Criminal Litigation

    40 Simulation Courses

    Classroom courses that provide substantial lawyering experience through in-class practice with hypothetical facts. Students gain professional skills and subject area knowledge that prepare them for clinics and internship placements.

    Course

    Faculty

    Credits

    Practice Area

    Legal Skills I and II

    Bobbie Thyfault
    David Austin
    Lisa Black
    Allison Cato
    Leslie Culver
    Rob DeKoven
    Kathryn Fehrman
    Ruth Hargrove

    2 and 2

    Various

    The STEPPS Program

    Tim Casey, Director with other faculty

    6

    Various

    ADR Competition Practicum

    Dan Rawlins

    2

    ADR

    Advanced Criminal Litigation

    Lawrence Benner Gary Gibson

    3

    Criminal

    Advanced Negotiation

    Gregg Relyea
    Dennis Sharp
    Robert Waller

    3

    ADR

    Advanced Prosecution Function

    Lisa Weinreb

    3

    Criminal

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Greg Relyea
    Dennis Sharp

    3

    ADR

    Appellate Advocacy

    Bradley Weinreb

    3

    Criminal

    Appellate Program for Distinguished Advocates

    Mario Conte

    2

    Appellate Adv.

    Business Planning: Representing Modest Business Enterprises

    Scott Ehrlich
    Andrea Johnson

    3

    Business

    California Sentencing Seminar

    Gary Gibson

    3

    Criminal

    Commercial Real Estate Transactions

    Todd Bulich &
    Rich Puleo

    3

    Real Estate

    Consumer Law & Advocacy

    Abbas Kazerounian & Robert Hyde

    3

    Consumer

    Contracts Drafting

    Nancy Kim

    2

     

    Culture & the Criminal Justice System

    Lisa Weinreb

    3

    Criminal

    Current Issues in Constitutional Law (Supreme Court simulation course) Glenn Smith
    3 Constitutional Law

    Estate Planning

    Robert Pizzuto

    2

    Estate Planning

    Evidence Advocacy

    Mario Conte

    2

    Criminal

    Forensic Evidence

    Gary Gibson

    3

    Criminal

    Innovative Law Practice

    Forrest Mosten

    1

    Law Practice Management; ADR

    International and Foreign Legal Research

    Bobbie Weaver

    1

    Legal Research

    International Business Transaction

    Andrea Johnson

    2-3

    Transactional

    Juvenile Justice

    Jo Pastore

    3

    Criminal

    Land Use Regulation

    Laura Padilla

    3

    Real Estate

    Law Office Technology: Case Management & Marketing

    Devon Roepcke

    1

    Law Practice Management

    Law Office Technology: Document Management

    TBD

    1

    Law Practice Management

    Legal Drafting

    Clarice Letiza

    2

    Legal Research

    Mediation for Lawyers

    Dina Feldman-Scarr
    Gregg Relyea
    Dennis Sharp

    3

    ADR

    Practicing Law: Successful Strategies

    Jim Eckman

    2

    Law Practice Management

    Problem Solving Skills & Theory: Representing Healthcare Organizations I: Health Systems/Hospitals and Physicians

    Michael Scarano

    3

    Health

    Specialized Legal Research: Business Resources

    Brandon Baker; Bobbie Weaver

    1

    Legal Research

    Sports Law

    Robert Teaff

    2

    Sports Law

    Telecommunication Law

    Andrea Johnson

    2-3

    Transactional

    Topics in Health Law: Techniques for Analysis of Contemporary Legal & Policy Problems in Healthcare

     

    TBD

     

    3

     

    Health

    Trial Practice

    Various adjuncts

    2

    Civil Litigation

    Trial Practice Lecture

    Mario Conte

    1

    Civil Litigation

    Trial Skills Training for Distinguished Advocates

    Mario Conte

    2

    Civil Litigation

    White Collar Crime

    Lisa Weinreb

    3

    Criminal

    Wrongful Convictions

    Justin Brooks

    2

    Criminal

    More than 100 Internship Opportunities

    Full or part-time field placements in which students interact with real clients and issues in partnership with a supervising attorney. The Internship Program includes a classroom component in which students discuss and reflect upon their experiences and the practice of law.

    Placement

    Faculty

    Credits

    Practice Area

    Various (over 100)

    Janet Weinstein
    Mark Weinstein
    Linda Morton

    5-10 - field
    1 - class

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