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California Western Rated Among the Best Law Schools for Criminal Law

PreLaw California Western Rated Among the Best Law Schools for Criminal Law

PreLaw Magazine has rated California Western School of Law as one of the top-ranked law schools in criminal law.

The rankings will appear in the upcoming Back to School 2018 issue which publishes in August.

When asked to comment on the high ranking both Associate Dean Daniel Yeager and Professor Arthur Campbell, who teach criminal law, cited the unique opportunities offered CWSL students by the externship program as among the factors that rank California Western high.

“A high ranking for CWSL in criminal law may be explained in part by the terrific successes of our students getting placed in the public agencies (city, county, state) and some conspicuous research in the field produced by our faculty,” said Yeager. “All this apart from some first-rate teachers,” he added with a smile.

Both also cited the moot-court competitions and the California Innocence Project as significantly benefitting CWSL students’ performance in the criminal law area.

“We also feature out-of-town internships in criminal law, plus work in private firms,” said Campbell. “Throw in the opportunity to work at our school's Innocence Project and participate in our championship moot-court team, and you've got all the makings for a successful practitioner.”

With a noticeable twinkle in his eye, Campbell added, “Finally, there's my three-part memoir as both prosecutor and defense attorney: Trial and Error.  Students tell me they were life-changing reads!”

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