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Contact Information:

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

Office Hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays & Fridays

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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

What Students and Alumni are Saying

Eric Clarkson"I feel so lucky to have the Career and Professional Development team to steward me through the internship application process. I worked for the Family Law Facilitator in the summer of 2017, I will be at the Federal District Court in Judge Battaglia’s chambers this summer, and interning with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in the fall. None of my internships would have been possible without your help. The confidence and courage that I have about my value in the legal community and my future career prospects is in no small part due to your support. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart."   – Eric Clarkson, 2L

Ghazal Sharif

"The Career and Professional Development Office had a powerful impact on my career. During law school, they helped me secure a prestigious internship with Judge Joseph B. Brannigan of the San Diego Superior Court and Justice Terry B. O’Rourke of the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Before graduating, they helped me secure a competitive post-bar position with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, where I worked for two-and-a-half years after graduation. To this day, I maintain close relationships with the members of CPDO and reach out to them for important career advice. By far, having them on my side has been the most meaningful part of my early career!"   – Ghazal Sharif, 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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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.