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CPDO Hours & Contact Information

350 Cedar Street, 2nd floor
San Diego, CA 92101
p: 619-525-7087

Office Hours:
Monday & Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Whether you’re considering applying to law school, a current California Western student, one of our distinguished alums, or an employer seeking to hire practice-ready graduates, the Career and Professional Development Office (CPDO) is always here to help.

What Students & Alumni are Saying

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"The CPDO has helped me immensely.  My career counselor has met with me before every interview I've had in law school and helped revise my resume and cover letters more times than I can recall.  I look forward to continuing my relationship with the CPDO after graduation; they have been so vital to the success in my legal career thus far."
- Megan Newman, 3L


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"I was hired at the California Attorney General, Appeals, Writs and Trials division, in the San Diego office. Your office helped me so much throughout law school. The job is permanent and full time and I am beyond excited. Thanks for all your advice and guidance."
- Daniel Hilton, Esq. '14


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"I really appreciate the interest the Career & Professional Development Office has taken in making sure that I (and other students) was able to get a summer internship. It makes me believe that my choice in attending California Western was correct; not only because it’s a good school but because the staff and faculty seem to genuinely care about the students' well being and future."
- Ileana Soto, 2L



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The office is pleased to work with you to facilitate hiring of our law students and graduates for law clerk, summer associate, intern, and attorney positions by posting your employment opportunities on our website, internally on bulletin boards, via email to our students, and externally to our subscribing alumni.

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Prospective Students

From the day you enroll, the Career and Professional Development office works tirelessly to ensure your status as a community leader, a champion of justice, and a skilled legal professional—with innovative Pro Bono, Public Service, and Clinical Internship Programs—qualities that employers look for in a first-year associate, and expect from California Western graduates.

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Current Students

Whether you know exactly what you want to do when you graduate or are totally undecided, the Career and Professional Development office will help you learn what you need to do, step-by-step, to find satisfying and rewarding law clerk jobs and post-graduate positions.

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After graduation, the Career and Professional Development office remains your best resource for job listings, career fairs, bar exam prep, and more—serving as a conduit to law firms, public interest organizations, government agencies, and corporations that have a long-standing tradition of hiring California Western’s profession-ready alums.