DEAN'S CAMPUS REOPENING UPDATE:
It is with great pleasure that I announce that we are fast approaching the reopening of our campus – it is a moment that I have longed for and for which faculty and staff are actively preparing. These preparations have been guided by health and safety concerns, and the decision by the Board of Trustees establishing a policy requiring individuals on campus to be fully vaccinated by the time the law school officially reopens on August 2, 2021. This includes faculty, staff, students, vendors, trustees and visitors to the campus.
To implement the Board’s decision, a committee of dedicated faculty and staff is crafting policies to facilitate a smooth reopening process while also ensuring that we maintain the health and wellness of our entire community.
August 2, 2021 is the date on which the law school will switch from remote to in-person operations. Law school offices and classrooms will be open and classes will be conducted in-person. Those who enter the campus must have verified with the law school that they have been fully vaccinated. For students, staff and faculty verification must occur no later than before August 2, 2021.
In the coming weeks, California Western will announce the processes for verifying your vaccination status. The law school will also provide a process to request an exemption for medical or religious reasons under limited circumstances, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and federal and state law.
In the meantime, we encourage you to begin preparing for the August 2, 2021 reopening including saving your vaccination card.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the law school and your patience as we transition back to being on campus.
All my best,
Sean M. Scott (she/hers)
President and Dean
TAKE THE NEXT STEPS IN THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS...
1. CAREFULLY REVIEW YOUR ADMISSION DOCUMENTS
After reviewing your admission documents,
notify the admissions office of any updates
to your application including character and
fitness issues and contact information.
2. LOG IN TO THE ADMISSIONS PORTAL
The admitted students’ website is a secure online
portal where you’ll find resources to move you
along in the enrollment process. You will be able
to pay your seat deposit online using this portal.
Be sure to have your student ID number handy.
3. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
Admitted students are encouraged to complete the
FAFSA online as soon as possible. Our Financial Aid
Office helps eligible students obtain federal and private
student loans. Learn more about the financial
4. VISIT OUR VIRTUAL PREVIEW PAGE
To learn more about California Western, we encourage you to visit our virtual
preview page, which contains an extensive collection of videos and other virtual materials that highlight
the student experience at California Western. After viewing these materials, we also recommend that you schedule an
admission counseling phone meeting with your admissions counselor (per the instructions below) to further discuss
the resources and programs California Western offers.
5. SCHEDULE AN ADMISSION COUNSELING PHONE MEETING
We are committed to helping make this transition
as smooth as possible. Connect with your
admissions counselor for an overview of what
it’s like to be a student at California Western.
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6. GET TO KNOW THE NEIGHBORHOOD
With its great weather, miles of sandy beaches, and
major attractions, San Diego is an ideal place to live
and study law. California Western is located on the
northern edge of downtown San Diego. The school
is in close proximity to residential communities, the
downtown business district, courts, law firms, museums,
shopping, and restaurants. Visit our housing
page to learn more about San Diego neighborhoods and how to find housing.
7. MAKE IT OFFICIAL, SUBMIT YOUR DEPOSIT!
Once you’re ready to move forward with your
choice of law school, log in to the admitted
students’ portal to pay your seat deposit online.