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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: 687

2020 Application Information


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

Details

News

Videos

California Western Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Chapter

Thanksgiving message from Dean Sean M. Scott

People

Alumni Directory

This alumni directory of 3,332 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. These include lawyers in California and across the U.S. 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

Alreen Haeggquist (2002)
Haeggquist & Eck, LLP
San Diego, CA
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Craig Rene McClellan (1976)
The McClellan Law Firm
San Diego, CA
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Jenny Lynn Doling (2000)
J. Doling Law, PC
Palm Desert, CA
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Mark K Rosenfeld (1998)
Law Office of Mark Rosenfeld
Beverly Hills, CA
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Scott Howard Finkbeiner (2003)
Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP
San Diego, CA
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Steven Mark Sweat (1995)
Steven M. Sweat, APC
Los Angeles, CA
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Statistics

Admissions Statistics

202220212020
Completed Applications1,7681,6701,615
Total Offers871936856
Acceptance Rate49.26%56.05%53.00%
LSAT Score Median153153152
LSAT Score Low151151149
LSAT Score High156156154
Undergraduate GPA Median3.353.263.24
Undergraduate GPA Low3.042.972.95
Undergraduate GPA High3.573.483.47
Total Graduates271218207

Bar Exam Statistics

202220212020
Total First Time Takers215187199
Total Passed115120130
School's Bar Passage Rate53.49%64.17%65.33%
ABA Approved Law Schools Average Bar Passage Rate71.99%76.89%77.83%
School Passage Rate vs. Average Passage Rate-18.50-12.72-12.50

Tuition and Expenses

202220212020
Tuition Full Time Resident$58$56$28
Tuition Full Time Non-resident$58$56$28
Tuition Part Time Resident$43$41$20
Tuition Part Time Non-resident$43$41$20
On Campus Living Expenses---
Off Campus Living Expenses$29$26$26

Grants and Scholarships

202220212020
Total Students Reciving Grants410469500
Total Percentage Receiving Grants60%65%71%
Average Grant Amount - Median$39.00$22.00$30.00
Average Grant Amount - Low$22.00$12.00$18.00
Average Grant Amount - High$56.00$41.00$54.00

Students and Faculty

202220212020
Student-to-Faculty Ratio6.16.46.3
Total Students687722709
Total Students Male240252278
Total Students Female382401404
Total Faculty112112113
Total Faculty Male595859
Total Faculty Female535454
Total Faculty Minorities252524

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.

2021 National Rankings - California Western School of Law


#64 in Median Undergraduate GPA - 3.26
California Western School of Law is tied for #64 regarding the highest median undergraduate GPA (3.26) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#153 in Acceptance Rate - 56.05%
California Western School of Law ranks #153 regarding student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 56.05% among those who applied for admission.

#149 in Student-to-Faculty Ratio - 6.4
California Western School of Law ranks #149 regarding the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with a 6.4 faculty ratio

#21 in Median LSAT - 153
California Western School of Law is tied for #21 regarding the median LSAT score, with a score of 153 among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#162 in Bar Passage Rate - 64.17%
California Western School of Law ranks #162 regarding the highest bar passage rate among first-time test takers.

#16 in Highest Tuition - $56
California Western School of Law is tied for #16 regarding the highest tuition among full-time resident (in-state) students.

#40 in Presence of Minority Faculty - 22.32%
California Western School of Law ranks #40 regarding the highest percentage of racial or ethnic minority faculty (22.32%).

#37 in Presence of Female Faculty - 48%
California Western School of Law ranks #37 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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