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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 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, Alumni, and Employers are Saying

Chae Kim"The CPDO helped me identify potential jobs and narrow them down based on our discussions. They took the time to listen, and through our discussions, they were able to get an idea of who I am and what jobs would be a good fit for me. They helped me every step of the way. I was offered the IRS Chief Counsel Honors Program position. There’s no doubt that I would’ve been able to accomplish this without the support from CPDO!"– Chae Kim, 3L
Paul Alaimo ‘14 and Hilary Boyer ‘09

"Thank you for all your help. I've always thought the CPDO is the single most valuable resource at CWSL. From helping me obtain numerous positions during law school including the internship that ultimately connected Hilary and I, to supporting our business through ALI when we were getting off the ground, to now quickly connecting us with strong applicants when we're hiring. I've always felt that your office is really willing to go above and beyond to support students and graduates."– Paul Alaimo ‘14 and Hilary Boyer ‘09 - Alaimo & Boyer APC

Jessica R. Gross ’17, Sheppard Mullin

We have been consistently impressed with our law clerks from California Western. Their work product is on par with young associates, which makes them a profitable asset to our firm and our clients.” – Jessica R. Gross ’17, Sheppard Mullin

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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.