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Thinking About Law School?

Wondering if law school is right for you? Have a passion for the law but not sure what law school is like? Read more here or contact our friendly Admissions staff to schedule a phone call or campus visit.

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About California Western

For 90 years, California Western has prepared students for the practice of law. Learn more about our history and the beautiful region we are proud to call home.

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J.D. Admissions

The Admissions Office can help you find information about our many programs and resources. We are here to assist you throughout the application process.

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LL.M. in Trial Advocacy

The LL.M. in Trial Advocacy will prepare you for practice in federal criminal court by combining classroom instruction on substantive federal criminal law, skills training, and live client representation in a federal defenders office.

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LL.M. and M.C.L. Programs for Foreign Lawyers

The Master of Laws in Comparative Law (LL.M.) and Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.) Program is designed to prepare lawyers from other countries to work knowledgeably with lawyers in the United States on questions of common interest arising under either their own or the U.S. legal system.

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Special Programs for Foreign Lawyers

Given our location on an international border and the Pacific Rim, we have long considered ourselves an international law school. We offer several specialized programs for lawyers from other countries who wish to know more about the U.S. legal system. These courses are offered in English and Spanish.