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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 Career and Professional Development Office has been an amazing resource. They have done an excellent job of providing information about what steps should be taken while we’re still in law school, what internships are available, how to secure those internships, etc. I also found the mock interview process to be really helpful and a really great experience. It made me much more comfortable heading into interviews with attorneys for actual clerkship positions."
- Amanda Mayo, 3L


photo of alumni nick mouton "I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of the Career & Professional Development Office. During my last year of law school, I set up an internship that ultimately fell through on Christmas Eve, leaving me with mere weeks to find an alternative. CPDO reached out to a contact they had at one of the nation’s largest Intellectual Property firms, and helped me secure a paid internship. After graduation, I was able to obtain a full-time position with the firm, and ultimately lateralled into an Am Law 100 firm, which is where I always wanted to be.” 
- Nick Mouton, Esq. '14





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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.