California Western School of Law is a platform for justice —accessible, not elitist—as engaged in the pursuit of justice as the preparation of well-equipped lawyers. Together we right wrongs, solve problems, and make progress toward justice for everyone.
Established in 1924 and San Diego’s oldest law school, California Western is an independent, ABA/AALS-accredited law school that prepares graduates for the practice of law through a carefully sequenced program of study, combining traditional legal theory with hands-on learning in real and simulated client environments.
For six years in a row, California Western was named to President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and Honor Roll with Distinction in recognition of the school’s numerous community-focused projects including the California Innocence Project, Community Law Project, and the Mediation Clinic. Students, faculty, and staff donate more than 20,000 pro bono and service hours each year to nonprofits, clinical programs, and law offices.