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Academic and non-academic counseling services are offered to all students.

Counseling covers a variety of subjects, including but not limited to:

  • Questions or concerns about academic preparation
  • Upper-class course requirements
  • Strategies for stress management
  • Time-management issues
  • Career development
  • Personal issues

Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor, Assistant Dean Susan Finster or Assistant Dean Shane Dizon early in their law school career, and then as necessary to ensure students receive current and tailored feedback.

California Western also has contracted with a licensed therapist and will make referrals as appropriate. For more information and referral, please contact:

Susan G. Finster, Esq.
Assistant Dean for Student & Diversity Services
Student Center, 350 Cedar Street, 1st Floor
Phone: 619-515-1576