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California Western provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities and learning disorders in accordance with the Policy and Procedure for the Provision of Services to Students with Disabilities.

Student & Diversity Services grants accommodations on a case by case basis in consultation with the student and relevant medical professionals.

Requesting Accommodations

Students requesting accommodations for the first time must complete and submit the Accommodation Forms before the due date.

  • The deadline to request accommodations for Summer 2015 final exams is July 14, 2015.

Students who have accommodations for a permanent disability do not have to submit an additional request, unless they are requesting new or revised accommodations.

All students receiving or requesting accommodations should meet with the Assistant Dean for Student & Diversity Services to discuss any questions about the process.

Accommodations for the California State Bar

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to make arrangements for testing accommodations well in advance of the examination, such as the beginning of their last year of law school and should file a petition no later than six months prior to the examination they intend to take. For more information on exact filing dates please follow up regularly on the California Bar’s website.

A Form F will need to be filled out by CWSL Student Services office for verification.  Please allow enough time for the office to fill out the form.

Other documentation may be required for you to file, check additional forms here.

If you have further questions please contact The State Bar of California Office of Admissions at 213-765-1500.

Accommodations for the MPRE

The MPRE is required for admission to the Bar of all but four U.S. jurisdictions and is required by the State Bar of California. It is recommended that you take the exam in either your second or third year of law school and that you complete a Professional Responsibility/Ethics course prior to taking the exam.

The 2015 MPRE opens registration on Monday, December 15, 2014. The exam is administered three times a year:


Test Date*

Regular Registration Deadline ($80)

Late Registration Deadline** ($160)

Sat., March 28, 2015

February 5, 2015

February 12, 2015

Sat., August 15, 2015

June 25, 2015

July 2, 2015

Sat., November 7, 2015

September 17, 2015

September 24, 2015

Please click here for more information on the MPRE including online application procedures.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact California Western's ADA Coordinator:

Susan G. Finster, Esq.
Assistant Dean, Student & Diversity Services
Second Floor, 225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-515-1576

If you have Section 504 grievance questions or complaints, please contact:

Susan G. Finster, Esq.
Assistant Dean, Student & Diversity Services
Second Floor, 225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-515-1576