As California Western School of Law celebrates its 90th year, we pay tribute to its distinguished history and to all who have made it possible. Looking ahead to our centennial in 2024, and focusing on the challenge of educating and preparing lawyers for the future, we look beyond the bricks and mortar to recognize the real glue that holds the school together—the people of Cal Western.
Our school owes its legacy of access to the legal profession and social responsibility to the students, alumni, faculty, staff, and families who make up the California Western community, past and present.
During this time of celebration, we recognize and thank those who helped Cal Western get to where it is today, and ask for your continued support as we embark upon the next stage of growth.
This year we celebrate you. Thank you for being an essential part of Cal Western’s first 90 years. We warmly invite you to participate in this noteworthy celebration throughout 2014!
Since 1924, California Western School of Law has enjoyed a rich and varied history. Yet through ninety years of change, transition, and progress, one thing has remained constant: our commitment to training aspiring, practice-ready lawyers.
We take pride in our unique and varied history, which makes us who we are today.
As San Diego’s first law school, we are always working to strengthen our academic and public resources for the betterment of our students and the community at large.
Preparing Students for Practice: Our clinical internship program, law firm incubator, client-attorney simulation courses, and practice-focused curriculum give students hands-on experience to prepare them to meet the demands of legal practice.
Training Future Champions of Justice: Our longstanding commitment to training students as ethical advocates of justice has resulted in our receiving the President’s Pro Bono Service Award. We are the only law school named to President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.
Our Commitment to Excellence: California Western ranks in the top 20 law schools in the nation for bar exam performance and LSAT scores, with one of the highest bar-passage rates in California.*
We strive to do more for, and on behalf of, our students, faculty, and alumni.
This year we celebrate our 90th Anniversary, recognizing all we have accomplished and looking forward to the next chapter in our school’s illustrious history.
The next 10 years will see California Western become the acknowledged leader of legal education in Southern California through a multifaceted program of development targeting our curriculum, reputation, and rankings.
However, this cannot happen without your support. Help us strengthen the future of our school by contributing to our 90th Anniversary Campaign with a gift of $90 or more.