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Alumni News
10/6/2016 9:00:53 AM
California Western Alum Devotes Life to Freeing the Wrongfully Accused
Alissa Bjerkhoel '08 with parents of Kim Long
Look deep into the heart of Alissa Bjerkhoel '08 and you'll find a burning passion for justice and helping the underdog. Over the past decade, she's poured that passion into freeing the wrongfully convicted and it's made her one of the best innocence lawyers in the country. Learn More
Campus News
6/22/2016 8:48:00 AM
New Media Rights Client Releases Documentary on Gun Violence in America
New Media Rights team

Brave New Films, a client of New Media Rights at California Western, has created a powerful, eye-opening documentary entitled Making a Killing. Learn More

Campus News
6/7/2016 1:01:02 PM
Decades-Old Murder Conviction Reversed Due to Work by California Innocence Project
CIP co-founder Jan Stiglitz

William Richards has spent more than two decades behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. Today, he is infinitely closer to becoming a free man—thanks to the tireless efforts of the California Innocence Project at California Western.

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Campus News
4/27/2016 9:15:18 AM
California Western 1 of 5 Law Schools in Nation to Exceed ABA Requirement for Experiential Education
Linda Morton outside of the new ELC
In a recent vote, California Western faculty approved an expansion of the law school's curricular requirement for practical education to 15 units—1/6 of the 90 total units required to graduate—more than doubling the ABA's standard of six units. The new requirement will be implemented with the incoming fall 2016 class—but opportunities to fulfill the requirement have been in California Western’s curriculum for decades. Learn More
Faculty News
4/6/2016 2:18:51 PM
Professor James Cooper Lends Latin American Expertise to National Public Radio Program
Professor James Cooper on NPR

When news broke regarding the Panama Papers—millions of leaked documents exposing tactics used by powerful people to conceal wealth or avoid taxes—NPR's 'The World' sought the expertise of California Western School of Law Associate Professor James Cooper to explain the leak's significance.

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