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California Western offers a number of ways to make meaningful impact. Your donations further our mission in key areas ranging from student scholarships to faculty research.

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See below for ways to maximize your donation based on your interests.

The journey to passing the bar exam demands unparalleled commitment and sacrifice. Yet, financial hurdles often exacerbate the already steep challenges faced by students. Without crucial support, these obstacles can impede talented and deserving students from realizing their dream of practicing law. Recognizing the diverse needs of our students, the Bar Study Fund offers personalized assistance tailored to individual circumstances. Whether it's covering the cost of personal tutoring, reimbursing childcare expenses, subsidizing travel and accommodation for exams outside their locale, or providing financial support to take time off work for intensive study, the Bar Study Fund stands as a beacon of support for aspiring legal professionals. By supporting the Bar Study Fund, you have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of California Western students. Every contribution goes directly toward alleviating the financial burdens that too often hinder the success of promising students. Through personalized support, we empower individuals to overcome financial barriers and achieve their full potential. Together, let us pave the way for a more inclusive and accessible legal community, where every aspiring lawyer has the opportunity to succeed.

Triple the impact of your gift while supporting equitable legal communities and diversifying legal education. Be a part of a transformative gift supporting a variety of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at California Western.

Donations to the Annual Fund support a range of areas including teaching and research, career opportunities, and public-interest programs. These gifts are crucial for funding many of California Western’s ongoing operations, and establishing the culture of philanthropy vital to our ongoing success.

Student scholarships range in size and intent, providing up to 100% of tuition costs on the basis of academic merit, commitment to service, diversity, and more. These scholarships are vital to attracting and retaining high-caliber students, which in turn helps create a dynamic learning environment and engaged alumni community. California Western offers more than a dozen institutional scholarships for first-year and upper-division students.

Planned gifts take a number of different forms. You can add California Western to your will or living trust, make a gift of real estate, designate California Western as a beneficiary on a new or existing insurance policy, or make a gift from your pension or another tax-deferred plan.

California Western's clinics are a vital part of our legal education. These experiential learning opportunities set our students apart by uniquing blending legal theory and practice, allowing them to make an impact from day 1 in their careers.  

Want to Talk?

Our team would be delighted to talk to you in more depth about aligning your philanthropic goals with California Western’s opportunities.   

Please contact Erin Scharnweber, Senior Director of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, at 619-515-1544 JavaScript Required.

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