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Pro Bono and Public Service Programs

These programs provide students with an effective way of gaining practical legal experience, while also contributing to the needs of the legal community. We can help connect students with an organization where they will be trained to serve as a law clerk. Almost every pro bono and public service legal organization in San Diego participates in this program. After meeting informally with representatives of organizations that participate in the Pro Bono and Public Service Programs, students can apply for summer clerkships at targeted organizations through the CPDO's Recruiting Programs.   

Career Fairs

In conjunction with other A.B.A. -accredited Southern California law schools, we sponsor and participate in several career fairs that offer detailed programs in specific areas of law.

Alumni Career Advisors Network

Graduates of California Western from a variety of practice areas and from all around the country have volunteered to connect with students informally and individually about what they do, how they got there, and to provide insights into numerous areas of interest.

Alumni Mentor Program

Second or third-year students can be matched with a California Western alumnus mentor who shares interests in common with the student and can serve as a great resource to the student's career development. 

Access to Law Incubator

Access to Law Incubator (ALI) was developed to promote access to legal services and support lawyers who wish to have solo-, small-firm, or nonprofit-practices. ALI has two incubator law offices in downtown San Diego.