California Western School Of Law

Overview of California Western School Of Law

California Western is located in a large city, in San Diego, CA. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at California Western top out at the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

The school tries to do a few things and do them well, and doesn't offer a huge range of majors. Students at California Western often study law.

California Western Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Body

California Western offers classes to 877 students (32 full-time equivalent).

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting California Western

California Western School of Law
225 Cedar St
San Diego , CA 92101-3046
General Phone: (619) 525-7073

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California Western Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Law279law, foreign lawyers, US law

Number of programs and degrees for California Western in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
First-professional degree2551
Master's degree242

California Western Student Body

In 2007-2008, California Western had a total enrollment of 877 students (32 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 4%
First Professional 96%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 3%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 13%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 20%
25-29 58%
30-34 14%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

California Western Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Diego, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

California Western Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
California Western participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1310300)

California Western Faculty

California Western has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track53
Non-tenured and not on tenure track96

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year24$165,72914$126,714
Associate professorcalendar year4$127,7502*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year29$159,01717$126,000

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

California Western Degree Programs (2007)

American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence (LLM, MCJ, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)

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California Western Highlights

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