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California Western School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
67%
Number students applying:
1,859
Number students accepted:
1,253
First-year attrition rate:
34%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
154
Median:
150
25th percentile:
146

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.45
Median:
3.14
25th percentile:
2.90

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $45,900 $32,100
Non-resident $45,900 $32,100
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus N/A
Off Campus $24,028                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
667
Number students enrolled full-time:
525
Number students enrolled part-time:
142
Number of first-year students:
229

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
38%
% Women students:
59%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
15%
% Minority students:
37%
% International students:
1%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
2
Names of law journals:
California Western Law Review, California Western International Journal
% of students involved in law journals:
31%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
11%
% of students in field placements:
36%
% of students in simulation courses:
154%

Curriculum Strengths

International Law,
Labor and Employment,
Family Law,
Criminal Justice,
Media-Entertainment/Intellectual Property

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 48% 106
National Employment Rate 2013 35% 99
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer CA 91% 135
State 2nd Largest Employer HI 1% 2
State 3rd Largest Employer IL 1% 2
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer CA 76% 123
State 2nd Largest Employer Unknown 8.6% 14
State 3rd Largest Employer AZ 2.5% 4

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
6.8%
Law Firm 2-10
29%
Law Firm 11-25
2.5%
Law Firm 26-50
1.9%
Law Firm 51-100
0
Law Firm 101-250
0
Law Firm 251-500
0
Law Firm 501+
0.6%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0.6%
Business & Industry
17.9%
Government
12.4%
Public Interest / Service
3.1%
Clerkships Federal
1.2%
Clerkships State / Local
0.6%
Education / Academia
0
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 71% 71%
State 2 NV 100% 74%
State 3 IL 100% 88%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 77% 71%
State 2 NV 100% 74%
State 3 AZ 100% 80%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 79% 72%
State 2 AZ 100% 76%
State 3 NY 100% 85%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
SBA@law.cwsl.edu

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Region:
Far West
Main Phone:
619-525-0391
Admissions Phone:
800-255-4252 x1401

Administration

Dean of School:
Niels
B.
Schaumann
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
SUNY Plattsburgh
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Fordham University
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Traci
Howard
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Nebraska Omaha
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
MA
School:
San Diego State University

Reputation Profile

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