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Campus News
10/7/2020 9:22:01 AM
CIP Client Derrick Harris Exonerated
Derrick Harris and Family

California Innocence Project (CIP) client Derrick Harris has become the 34th wrongly convicted person freed by CIP. Here, Justin Brooks, Director of CIP and a professor of law at California Western, and Mike Semanchik, CIP’s Managing Attorney, discuss the significance of the case.

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Faculty News
9/29/2020 3:07:05 PM
Choosing a Ginsburg Successor Should Not be Rushed
Professor Glenn Smith

In a recently published commentary in the San Diego Union-Tribune, California Western’s Professor Glenn Smith, a constitutional law expert, argues that the proposed rushed replacement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court threatens to undermine the perception of the Court as the one institution that can rise above short-term politics.

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Student News
9/24/2020 2:04:00 PM
Cal Western 3L Student’s Scholarly Paper Accepted by Law Journal
Caleb Raspler

California Western third-year student Caleb Raspler has received the distinction of having his scholarly paper selected for publication in a forthcoming volume of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal. Here he discusses the motivation behind his article and how California Western has led him to his career ambitions in the public sector.

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Faculty News
9/22/2020 1:33:57 PM
Coming Home
Liam Vavasour

Liam Vavasour graduated from California Western No. 1 in the Class of 2014. Following years in private practice as a civil litigator, Professor Vavasour joins California Western’s faculty full-time this fall teaching Legal Skills and the Legal Scholarship Training Seminar. Here he discusses what it means to be part of California Western’s community, both as an alumnus and now as a member of the faculty.

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Campus News
9/15/2020 9:15:00 AM
Elaine Galinson Gifts California Western $50,000 in Additional Scholarship Support
Elaine Galinson

San Diego community leader Elaine Galinson has gifted California Western $50,000 in additional support for the Murray L. Galinson Scholarship Endowment. The scholarship is awarded annually to high-achieving upper-division California Western students who have overcome adversity and have shown a commitment to serving their community.

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