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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

student samantha garcia
"I was really nervous to start an internship when I entered law school, and even more nervous to put myself out there to meet attorneys in the area. The Career & Professional Development Office encouraged me to attend San Diego County Bar Association events and that is where I met my first employer and began my first legal internship. I have learned a tremendous amount and have received invaluable experience, in law and in life, that has left me so confident and ready to start my career. I am very thankful."
- Samantha Garcia, 2L


alumni adam levine
"Working with the Career & Professional Development Office helped me to land a position during my 2L year as a law clerk with CaseyGerry, San Diego’s oldest plaintiff’s law firm. After passing the bar, I am now proud to be an attorney at the firm. Thank you to the CPDO for all your time and direction that led to this amazing opportunity." 
- Adam Levine, Esq. '15





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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.