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California Western Hits High Spots in Recent Reports


California Western School of Law has ranked highly in three 2019 reports published nationally.

The law school ranked sixth in a recent College Gazette pick of “10 Incredible Law Schools Outside the Ivy League.”

College Gazette, described as the #1 resource for information on higher education in the United States, has a mission to “provide a starting place online for students and families to discover ‘right-fit’ schools.”

Two of the reasons for California Western’s high ranking, according to the report, are the STEPPS Program and the Clinical Externship Program, both described as “unique, highly acclaimed and sought-after programs.”

Describing Cal Western as a “fine law school,” the report also states, “Year after year, outcomes for students at this school are on par with those of graduates at any other top law school, including partner status at law firms.”

In more good news for the law school and prospective students, California Western has been recognized in LendEDU's annual report on student loan default rates for having one of the lowest default rates not only in California but the entire country. Specifically, the default rate at California Western was 0.70 percent according to the most recent data from the Department of Education.

According to Michael Brown, a research analyst at LendEDU, “California Western is now known for creating an environment where the burden of student loan debt repayment is much less than at almost every other campus in the country.”

To round off a trifecta of good news, California Western is among the top ten law schools by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Law School Diversity Index.

Commenting on the reports, California Western President and Dean Niels Schaumann said, “We are very proud of our graduates, and we believe we are the best choice for many law students. It's gratifying to see that recognized by outside observers.”