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California Western School of Law

About California Western School of Law

Overview

  • Established: 1924
  • Parent School: California Western School of Law
  • Dean: Niels B. Schaumann
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Website: www.cwsl.edu
  • School Type: Private
  • Campus: Urban
  • Enrollment: 676

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Alumni Relations at CWSL

Led by a Board of Directors, the California Western School of Law Alumni Association helps connect graduates by sharing news, hosting events and reunion celebrations, providing resources, and recognizing former students with Distinguished Alumni Awards.

The Board of Directors helps the Office of Alumni Engagement to foster better relationships with the alumni. The benefits of membership in the alumni association include:

  • No annual dues; 
  • Volunteer leadership opportunities at California Western School of Law with the Admissions Office, Career and Professional Development Office, and the Alumni Engagement Office;
  • Invitations to networking programs and social events;
  • mentoring and teaching opportunities;
  • access to the online alumni newsletter;
  • access to online and in person continuing legal education (CLE) courses;
  • recognition through the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Awards

With Regional Alumni Clubs in more than 10 different locations, the alumni association connects former students throughout San Diego County, the State of California, and the rest of the United States. 

Members can take on leadership positions at the Alumni Association of the California Western School of Law by joining committees including:

  • Continuing Education
  • Annual January MCLE program
  • Virtual Programs

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Alumni Directory

This alumni directory of 3,469 lawyers who graduated from California Western School of Law is powered by Lawyer Legion. Use the filters to narrow your search for attorneys by graduation year, practice areas or location. Results are limited to 250 per query. The lawyers in this directory all attended or received their Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law and are currently practicing law in the United States. The attorneys in this directory are also included in the Lawyer Legion network and provide legal services to consumers in and around their local area. Browse the alumni directory to find and connect with lawyers who attended California Western School of Law

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Alumni Active on Lawyer Legion

Melinda J. Helbock (1992)
Melinda J Helbock A.P.C
San Diego, CA
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Craig Rene McClellan (1976)
The McClellan Law Firm
San Diego, CA
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Mark K Rosenfeld (1998)
Law Office of Mark Rosenfeld
Beverly Hills, CA
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Jenny Lynn Doling (2000)
J. DOLING LAW, PC
Palm Desert, CA
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Steven Mark Sweat (1995)
Steven M. Sweat, APC
Los Angeles, CA
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Tina Marie Barberi (2000)
Law Offices of Tina M. Barberi, PC
Fresno, CA
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Statistics

Admissions Statistics

201920182017
Completed Applications1,6141,5981,633
Total Offers866943976
Acceptance Rate53.66%59.01%59.77%
LSAT Score Median151150150
LSAT Score Low149147147
LSAT Score High153152153
Undergraduate GPA Median3.303.173.22
Undergraduate GPA Low3.032.912.85
Undergraduate GPA High3.483.393.43
Total Graduates216192194

Bar Exam Statistics

201920182017
Total First Time Takers205191191
Total Passed10199114
School's Bar Passage Rate49.26%51.83%59.69%
ABA Approved Law Schools Average Bar Passage Rate69.43%60.86%66.40%
School Passage Rate vs. Average Passage Rate-20.17-9.03-6.71

Tuition and Expenses

201920182017
Tuition Full Time Resident$54,160$52,470$50,670
Tuition Full Time Non-resident$54,160$52,470$50,670
Tuition Part Time Resident$40,400$36,910$35,630
Tuition Part Time Non-resident$40,400$36,910$35,630
On Campus Living Expenses---
Off Campus Living Expenses$25$24,890$24,126

Grants and Scholarships

201920182017
Total Students Reciving Grants539550643
Total Percentage Receiving Grants76%79%100%
Average Grant Amount - Median$25,101.00$27,304.00$17,540.00
Average Grant Amount - Low$16,243.00$15,009.00$8,775.00
Average Grant Amount - High$40,246.50$40,989.00$32,020.00

Students and Faculty

201920182017
Student-to-Faculty Ratio5.9:15.7:15.4:1
Total Students676676658
Total Students Male287276264
Total Students Female389400394
Total Faculty114119121
Total Faculty Male596668
Total Faculty Female555353
Total Faculty Minorities221719

National Comparison Rankings

The national comparison rankings below compare California Western School of Law to other ABA-approved law schools in the United States. The rankings were determined by comparing the statistics reported by each school. You can view the raw data for these law school rankings here.

2019 National Rankings - California Western School of Law


#53 in Median Undergraduate GPA - 3.30
California Western School of Law is tied for #53 regarding the highest median undergraduate GPA (3.30) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#128 in Acceptance Rate - 53.66%
California Western School of Law ranks #128 regarding student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 53.66% among those who applied for admission.

#153 in Student-to-Faculty Ratio - 5.9:1
California Western School of Law ranks #153 regarding the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with a 5.9:1 faculty ratio

#23 in Median LSAT - 151
California Western School of Law is tied for #23 regarding the median LSAT score, with a score of 151 among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#178 in Bar Passage Rate - 49.26%
California Western School of Law ranks #178 regarding the highest bar passage rate among first-time test takers.

#33 in Highest Tuition - $54,160
California Western School of Law ranks #33 regarding the highest tuition among full-time resident (in-state) students.

#42 in Presence of Minority Faculty - 19.3%
California Western School of Law ranks #42 regarding the highest percentage of racial or ethnic minority faculty (19.3%).

#24 in Presence of Female Faculty - 48%
California Western School of Law ranks #24 regarding the highest percentage of faculty who are female (48%).

Contact

California Western School of Law
225 Cedar St
San Diego, CA 92101-3046
www.cwsl.edu
Phone: 619-239-0391

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