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Trimester Recess

The Summer trimester recess starts on Monday, August 22nd and runs through Monday, September 5th. Fall 2016 Classwork begins for entering students on Tuesday, August 30th and for continuing students on Tuesday, September 6th.

Aug 22, 2016 00:00 AM - Sep 05, 2016 00:00 AM
American Constitution Society Supreme Court Preview

CWSL's American Constitution Society and the San Diego Lawyer's Chapter American Constitution Society present a preview of the Supreme Court term with constitutional law scholar, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. A light reception will follow.

Aug 29, 2016 17:00 PM - Aug 29, 2016 21:00 PM
1L Book Fair

The CWSL International Law Society will be selling donated books to the incoming 1L students. 

This book fair serves as an easy way for the incoming 1L students to get books without the hassle of online shipping and a chance for current students to talk to and help the incoming class.

Aug 29, 2016 13:00 PM - Aug 29, 2016 17:00 PM
Coursework Begins for Entering Students (Legal Skills)

Entering students begin the one-week Introduction to Legal Skills curriculum.

Aug 30, 2016 00:00 AM -
Labor Day Holiday

No class today. Fall 2016 classes start tomorrow, September 6, 2016.

Sep 05, 2016 00:00 AM -
Fall 2016 Classwork Begins

Classwork begins for continuing students.

Sep 06, 2016 00:00 AM -
Introduction to San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA)

12:45pm - 1:45pm / Moot Court Room

Because of the importance of bar association membership for all law students and lawyers, as a law student at California Western School of Law, your membership fee to the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) will be waived.  The networking, leadership, and other professional developmental opportunities associated with this offer are outstanding! 
Attend this event to find out more about the SDCBA, your benefits and practice area sections. This is an event just for you, and we will be serving lunch and have featured speakers.

Sep 06, 2016 12:45 PM - Sep 06, 2016 13:45 PM
PILF Bake Sale

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is holding a bake sale to welcome the new 1L class. Please stop by if you would like to find out more information about Public Interest or are interested in joining our organization.

Sep 07, 2016 09:00 AM - Sep 07, 2016 12:15 PM
Spring 2017 Clinical Internship Informational Meeting - Room 2B

If you would like to earn academic credit (5 to 10 units) by participating in the Clinical Internship Program this spring and will be in your last or second to last trimester, you must attend this Internship Informational meeting Thursday, September 8 from 2:05pm-2:50pm in room 2B.

At the informational meeting, applications, calendars and general informational materials will be available.  Attending the meeting will begin the internship process, give an overview of the program, explain the critical "time-line" (you may compete with CWSL students as well as students from other schools) and receive details of the various types of internships and opportunities available to you.  If you DO NOT attend the informational meeting and/or miss the application deadline, you will NOT be able to intern for credit spring 2017.  The spring 2017 INTERN APPLICATION deadline is Wednesday, September 28. This refers to the application not confirmation of an internship, that deadline is in November.

General Program Information:

Please contact Ruth Briscoe to reserve a seat. Email: or telephone: 619.525.1438.

Sep 08, 2016 14:05 PM - Sep 08, 2016 14:50 PM
CPDO: 2L/3L Job Search Orientation

12:45pm - 2:00pm / Auditorium

  • Hear about the importance of professional networking to potential employers and how to get positive exposure
  • Learn about Fall Recruiting and important upcoming deadlines for Spring and Summer 2017 jobs, as well as post-bar job opportunities
  • Understand the essential requirements for stepping up your job search to be the successful candidate

Sep 08, 2016 12:45 PM - Sep 08, 2016 14:00 PM