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November 28, 2017.
Proof of California Western
One of the myriad ways to serve justice is to fight injustice. It is a daily activity for the California Innocence Project at California Western. One of just 16 law schools in the nation with an innocence project, the team—led by Justin Brooks—includes a number of alumni. Alissa Bjerkhoel '08 is among them. What began as a 2L internship became a calling: helping those who cannot help themselves. Today, she is one of the top innocence lawyers in the country. Like you, she is the proof of California Western.
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Scholarships. Scholarships help us find and recruit the quintessential California Western student. Just like you, she or he has a particular combination of grit, intellect, and drive to be a lawyer. We look for character and potential—the kind of lawyer who will one day right wrongs, solve problems, serve justice, and satisfy clients.
Experiential Learning. If law is a lifelong practice, then it all begins here with learning the logic and the language—how to think and how to write. But that is not enough. We have always believed that becoming a lawyer also requires experiential learning. That is why the curriculum has 40 experiential courses and why CWSL is the first law school in California to require 15 experiential units for graduation.
Pro Bono Service. California Western is as much a social enterprise as it is a modern law school. Through clinics like the California Innocence Project, the Community Law Project, and New Media Rights, our students learn by serving the community. Students provide more than 100,000 hours of community service a year, earning CWSL a regular spot on the President's Community Service Honor Roll.