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Student Life

Life as a law school student requires focus, commitment, and drive. At California Western, we give you all the resources you need to be an excellent law student — while also creating an environment that fosters personal growth and a healthy work-life balance.

Study in San Diego

California Western is located in a perfect place to study law and enjoy your time. Located blocks from downtown San Diego, San Diego Waterfront, Little Italy, and the city’s legal hub — including the federal U.S. District Court — there is plenty of opportunity to work, play, and learn. Learn more about Life in San Diego as a law school student. 

A Place Like No Other

Our Diverse Community

We are committed to building and supporting a well-rounded and represented legal community. You’ll learn things about yourself and others at California Western that you won’t learn in a textbook — or any other law school. 

Activities and Resources

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the resources you need to succeed in law school and in practice. Through these services and others run by the student body, we help you develop and support your career and professional goals, while providing a supportive and comfortable learning environment.

Student Organizations

There are many clubs to support your personal and professional growth.  These include:

Services & Resources

California Western provides resources to help you manage law school effectively, including: