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 California Western School of Law Alumni Association


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Congratulations Irina Sherbak ’12 and Spencer Scott ’14 as new Alumni Board Leadership!
In your new role as President and Vice President, what your looking forward to?

2018 President - Irina Sherbak California Western School of Law Alumni Association

Irina Sherbak '12
I am very excited and enthusiastic to be stepping into the role of President of California Western School of Law’s Alumni Board of Directors. This opportunity to give back and the ability to serve on the Board, which is comprised of incredible attorneys and community leaders, is an honor. I look forward to continuing advancing the mission of the alumni association from supporting and engaging the alumni of CWSL in all states as well as abroad, to facilitating student involvement in the association, as well as strengthening the impact on our community as a whole, both legal and otherwise. 

The Board, in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Engagement, hosts numerous events, programs and volunteer opportunities both locally as well as regionally. I would like to encourage all my fellow alumni to engage with our law school and sincerely hope to see you at upcoming alumni events.

2018 Vice President California Western School of Law Alumni Association

Spencer Scott '14
Vice President
During my four years on the Alumni Association Board of Directors I have watched our alumni selflessly give their time at the Annual Day of Service at Ronald McDonald House.  I have seen countless new professional and social connections made at Alumni Association networking events.  I have proudly cheered as our Alumni receive awards for their outstanding professionalism, achievements in practice, and commitment to community service at the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award Celebration.

As the new Vice President of the Alumni Association, I am looking forward to strengthening the bond between alumni, recent graduates, and current students.  Our alumni possess a great wealth of experience that spans all of the practice areas of law.  California Western alumni hold positions of  great esteem in countless different professional expressions of how a degree from California Western can be used to better the world.  From non-profit leadership and small business start-ups to public service attorneys and corporate counsel, our alumni have invaluable experiences to share with new attorneys and current students as they work to develop their own career paths and dreams.    

I look forward to continuing to share the achievements of our alumni with the world and importantly, to use that experience with a renewed focus on mentoring and developing California Western’s new attorneys and students as they grow to be our next generation of praiseworthy alumni. 



2018 Distinguished Alumni Nominations California Western School of Law

The Office of Alumni Engagement, in partnership with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, looks forward to seeing you at our 5th Annual Distinguished Alumni of the Year Awards - honoring outstanding service to the law school, community, and legal profession.

To nominate an alumni, please click here.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 16, 2018, with the awards ceremony scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2018.

2018 Reunion Classes California Western School of Law Alumni Association




CWSL alumni and interns deploy ‘micro-activism’ to help homeless people. There’s no escaping the fact that a multi-year foreclosure crisis in the U.S., fueled by greed and predatory lending, caused financial ruin for hundreds of thousands of American families. 
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Tim Hootman argues first case before U.S. Supreme Court on his own terms. The U.S. Supreme Court building stands as a temple to justice. Thirty-six marble steps lead to 16 columns that uphold its mission captured in four simple words: “Equal Justice Under Law.” Two 6.5-ton bronze doors provide access to the Great Hall within and the courtroom beyond. 
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2018 Regional Events California Western Alumni Association

Our alumni events are happening now! We invite you to join us as we travel across the United States for a time of fellowship and networking as we mix and mingle with alumni, students and prospective students! We look forward to seeing you.


Sacramento Alumni Reception

Federalist Public House

February 8, 2018

5:30-7:30 PM

Washington, D.C. Alumni Reception

Proper Twenty-One

February 27, 2018

6:00-8:00 PM

Las Vegas Alumni Reception

Robert Irvine’s Public House

March 13, 2018

6:00-8:00 PM

San Diego Gulls Game Alumni & Students

Friday, March 16, 2018

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Austin Alumni Reception

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden

March 22, 2018

6:00-8:00 PM

Los Angeles Alumni Receptions

April 18th

6:00-8:00 PM

Ceremony Bar in Studio City

April 19th

6:00-8:00 PM

Bodega Wine Bar in Santa Monica

San Diego County Alumni Breakfast

Location – TBD

Date –  April 2018

Alumni Association San Diego Networking Reception

Gomez Trial Attorneys 

May 3, 2018 

655 West Broadway, Suite 700 

Hawaii Alumni Luau

Chaminade University of Honolulu

May 11, 2018

Seattle Alumni Reception


May 22, 2018

6:00-8:00 PM

Oath of Professional Conduct
Swearing-In Ceremony 

February Bar Passers

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Marriott Marquis & Marina

San Francisco Alumni Reception

Hotel Nikko

June 14, 2018

5:30-7:30 PM

Denver Alumni Reception


June 21, 2018

6:00-8:00 PM

Orange County Alumni Reception

Location – TBD

Date – July 2018

New York Alumni Reception

Location – TBD

Date – October 2018


Social Media California Western School of Law Alumni Association

Over a thousand alumni connect with each other on the CWSL Alumni Facebook page. More than 8,000 alumni are on LinkedIn. You can follow a growing number of fascinating California Western lawyers on Twitter. What's being shared? Job promotions, opinions, get-togethers, referrals, videos, photos, and more. Plus, the law school is now actively looking for alumni thought leadership on issues of the day. Let’s connect! 


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