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Access to our campus and services is currently modified due to the coronavirus public health crisis. For the latest updates on evolving COVID-19 policies and resources for our campus community, click here.

Welcome (virtually) to California Western! During a regular application cycle, we welcome campus visits, student guided tours and class observations. In light of the coronavirus and health recommendations, we have cancelled our campus visits opportunities for now. We have, however, cultivated an excellent collection of videos and other resources that we hope will help inform you about California Western. Learn more about our campus, student groups, faculty, alumni, experiential learning, financial aid, and moot court programs.

While we usually look forward to a Fall season full of law school and graduate school fairs across the country, we'll be meeting you virtually this time through a series of exciting online events. From CWSL hosted webinars on the application process and the law school choice to regional and national virtual law school fairs, we hope you'll join us online to learn more about starting your legal career at California Western. Click here for a calendar of upcoming events.

If you have additional questions or want to continue the conversation, please reach out to us at admissions@cwsl.edu.

In good health,

Baran Bulkat.
Interim Director of Admissions


Our Faculty

They're accomplished members of the legal community and brilliant academic minds, but our professors are so much more than that. They are artists, business people, successful athletes, and people who have made their mark on our country's history.

Click here to find out what our faculty are up to these days!


Tour our Campus

California Western School of Law is located in beautiful downtown San Diego, California. Click here to learn more.


Student Organizations

California Western is home to more than thirty different student organizations. Our diversity coalition of student groups is a collection of affinity organizations and our practice-based organizations include many practice areas from animal defense to business, intellectual property, and criminal law. If you'd like to be connected with any group as you make your law school decision, contact your admissions counselor for assistance.

Are you interested in connecting with current students? Schedule a Student Ambassador call!


Experiential Learning: Learn by Doing

One of the most effective, meaningful ways to learn the practice of law is by doing exactly that: practice. California Western guarantees a clinical experience--an internship setting with real clients and cases, under the guidance of a faculty guide and practicing attorneys--to every single student. Click here (insert link to page) to learn more about our clinical offerings.

A student examining a witness in the moot court


From our Students and Alumni

Hear from our students and alumni about their experiences at California Western.

Clayton Carr and Nereida Melgarejo: Trial Teams Alex Verdian: Judicial Clerkships Rosemarie K. Semnar, Class of '08 Summer A. Main, Class of '17 Mike D. Romney, Class of '07 Taylor S. Williams, Class of '17

Take things one step further: would you like to connect with current students or alumni who are studying or practicing in the area you plan to pursue? Contact an admissions counselor at admissions@cwsl.edu for more information.


Financial Aid

Our school's financial aid office is ready to help you plan and prepare for the journey ahead. Take time to learn more about what loans and scholarships are available to you, their terms, and the repayment options that presently exist for law students.


Moot Court Programs

California Western CAP (Competitive Advocacy Program) teams and Moot Court Honors Board have a nationally recognized history of success. Click here (ad link) to learn more about how member students strengthen their lawyering skills.


Living in San Diego

We hope to help you find a place to stay where you'll feel comfortable and secure while you embark on your legal education at California Western School of Law. Once you're admitted at California Western School of Law, you'll have access to our Student Housing Facebook page. Until then, we invite you to visit our Student Housing page, or contact admissions for further assistance.

Sunset in San Diego