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Meet the Admissions Staff

California Western's admissions staff bring a wealth of experience and are eager to guide you through the law school admission process while helping you prepare to study law. If you would like to discuss your decision to attend law school or want to schedule a tour of the campus, please call (619) 525-1401 or contact one of the admissions representatives below.

General Contact Information

California Western Admissions
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 525-1401
(800) 255-4252 ext. 1401

After-hours message lines:
(619) 525-7083
(800) 255-4252 ext. 7083

Christopher Baidoo Assistant Dean
Christopher Baidoo

Dean Christopher Baidoo joined the California Western admissions team in 2011. While at California Western, he has served in various capacities, including Assistant and Associate Director of Admissions. In addition to his work in higher education, Dean Baidoo has worked in private practice advising small businesses. While in law school, he served as Executive Editor of the California Western International Law Journal, served as a law clerk at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and as an extern for the Hon. William C. McCurine at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Dean Baidoo serves on the Admissions Policies and Procedures Committee of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the Editorial Board of the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and on the Information Services Division Advisory Group of the Law School Admission Council. 

email:    phone: (619) 525-1402

Baran Bulkat Associate Director
Baran Bulkat

Baran Bulkat was born in Turkey but grew up in Atlanta. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Georgia Tech. After graduating from college, Baran worked in the mortgage industry and interacted with several real estate attorneys in the process. This exposure to the legal field inspired him to apply to law school and he received his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in 2010.

After graduating from California Western, Baran practiced bankruptcy law for several years and was the regional compliance manager for a large financial services firm in Southern California. As the associate director of admissions, Baran travels to law school fairs around the country, counsels prospective students about law school and the application process, reviews applications, and helps with admissions data modeling and management of the office.

email:    phone: (619) 515-1509

Iris Fugate Assistant Director
Iris Fugate

Iris Fugate was born and raised in Southern California. She received her undergraduate degrees in political science and international studies from the University of California, Irvine. After college, Iris immediately applied to law schools and received her JD from California Western in 2013. During her time at California Western, Iris focused first on public interest law with internships at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and Senator Barbara Boxer's office. She finished her time in law school focusing on estate planning and taxation. Now, in addition to her work in the admissions office, Iris practices estate planning part time.

As the assistant director for recruitment and outreach, Iris communicates mainly with students who have not yet applied to law school. She helps educate and inform students about the application process as well as the multitude of ways prospective students could advance their careers by attending California Western. Iris coordinates the fall schedule during which she and her colleagues travel across the country to meet prospective students and share information about the law school. She also coordinates student visits to the campus in San Diego both in individual and group settings. Iris also facilitates the virtual face of the admissions office online through our Facebook and Twitter pages, blog entries, and webinar series.

email:    phone: (619) 525-1403

Tony Duldulao Admissions Assistant
Tony Duldulao

Tony Duldulao began working at California Western in July of 2009. In January 2010, he joined the admissions team as the admissions assistant. Tony is the first voice people hear when they call the office. He is also responsible for processing mail, applications, mailing out materials to prospective applicants and answering questions from callers and visitors to the office. Tony, who grew up in American Samoa, moved to San Diego in 1998. In American Samoa, he worked for Chicken of the Sea as the inventory manager and then later transferred to the corporate headquarters, in San Diego, where he was the marketing operations manager. After nearly 10 years, Tony moved on to begin working at the corporate headquarters of Jack in the Box, in the facilities management department. Tony earned his BA from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, majoring in international relations and politics. He also received his MBA in International Business from Saint Joseph's University.

email:    phone: (619) 525-1401

Susan O'Dean-Sekeres Admissions Assistant
Susan O'Dean-Sekeres

The other welcoming voice and great smile students encounter in admissions belongs to Susan O'Dean-Sekeres. She was born in London and has also lived in South America and Germany. She moved to San Diego in 2001 and joined the admissions staff at California Western in 2002. O'Dean-Sekeres is responsible for processing incoming applications, arranging campus tours, and answering phone queries from prospective students. She also assists as housing coordinator when needed.

email:    phone: (619) 525-1401