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Class of 2021 - Commencement Information


Commencement Information:

Date: Friday, April 30th
Time: 1:00p.m.
Location: Virtual - Details will be provided closer to the date.
Commencement Speaker:  Chancellor Emerita Phoebe Haddon

Graduate Information: 

Congratulations on completing your law school studies! You will need to complete the following to order your cap and gown and be included in the commencement program.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, March 5th.

Questions? Email

Fall Graduates (Jan. '21), Spring Graduates (May '21) and Summer Graduates (Sep. '21) may participate.


Graduate Headshots: Saturday, March 6th and Saturday, March 13th


If you want to be included in the ceremony fill out the Commencement Participation Form. Click here. You will need to sign into Office 365 using your CWSL credentials.

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Please click here to view the presentation from the Fall Virtual Grad Fair if you were unable to make it.

Below is a list of what was covered:

Career & Professional Development Office

  • Graduate Survey for Fall Graduates – Click here to complete.
  • Alumni Guide & Tips for Getting a Post-Bar

Questions? Email Heidi Weaver at

Bar Programs

  • Navigating costs and deadlines

Questions? Email Professor Carly Sassi at or review her recorded presentation above.

Access to Law Initiative Incubator Program

The Access to Law Initiative (ALI) is a law practice incubator program created exclusively for graduates of California Western School of Law who intend to pursue solo or small firm practice.
The mission of ALI is to provide tools and training to empower entrepreneurial and public service minded California Western School of Law alumni to make a living while making a difference. While serving the community’s legal needs, ALI provides members with critical training and post-graduate education.

Questions? Review Matt Lab’s recorded presentation during the Virtual Grad Fair or email him at

Office of Alumni Engagement

For assistance with alumni outreach please email Check your emails & social posts for information regarding engagement programs and events throughout the year! Stay Connected!

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Graduation Materials 

Order your CWSL graduation materials from our vendor CB Announcements at:

  • Personalized Graduation Announcements
  • Photo Announcements
  • Thank You Notes
  • Envelope Seals
  • Envelopes
  • Announcement Covers
  • Diploma Frames
  • Return Address Labels

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Visit the Balfour CWSL Site