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California Western Among 22 Top Law Schools for Part-Time Student Practical Training

Professor Tim Casey (center) with students in the STEPPS Program

Recognizing the strength of its 10 clinics, more than 40 experiential courses, and over 100 internship opportunities around the world, preLaw Magazine’s spring 2014 issue names California Western as one of the 22 best law schools for part-time students to receive practical training.

The magazine’s editors used information provided by the American Bar Association to compile the number of field placements and faculty supervised clinical positions filled by part-time students to determine the top schools in the category.

“It is great to see that some schools are taking practical training seriously even for their part-time students,” said Jack Crittenden, editor in chief of preLaw and National Jurist magazines. “Only 22 of the 97 schools with 20 or more part-time students earned honors.”

Preparing law students to be profession-ready through practical, hands-on legal experience is a cornerstone of California Western’s curriculum. Our law school takes great pride in responding to the interests of every student.

Students can take advantage of a number of programs, including our world-wide Clinical Internship Program, the STEPPS Program, our various community clinics, the California Innocence Project and many more. In STEPPS, students work in teams with practicing attorneys on real-word legal issues as they would in a law firm.

“Once again, California Western has proven its commitment to providing practical training, including a hands-on clinical experience to every student who wants one,” said Professor Linda Morton, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning.