Western State is a private law school fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and located in the suburban college town of Fullerton, in Orange County, Southern California. The law school has a large base of 11,000+ alumni and a strong presence in the private and public legal sectors in California and the West.
Western State is noted for its highly accessible faculty, small class sizes, collaborative environment, and diverse student body. Academic support begins prior to the start of law school, with the special Introduction to Legal Methods preparatory program for all entering students.
First year students receive mid-term exam feedback, one on one attention from professors and help from peers in their first year study groups. Students in their last year receive extensive bar preparation assistance and mentoring from faculty and alumni.
The law school offers a wealth of programs to help students build practical skills, including the Business Law Center, the Criminal Law Practice Center, and the Immigration Clinic as well as private and public practice Externships.
The Career Development Office provides individual guidance to students throughout their law school career to build their skills and work experience, make contacts, and position themselves for the job market after graduation and the bar exam.
Western State welcomes prospective students and their families to visit the campus and meet faculty and current students. Please contact the Admissions Office to arrange for a personal tour, class visit, or a meeting with an Admission Advisor to discuss requirements and the application process.
Founded in 1966, Western State is the oldest law school in the county and has been affiliated with Argosy University since 2001. In 2012, Western State became a college of Argosy University. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org).
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BE A LAW STUDENT FOR A DAY
Sit in on a class, take a tour with our friendly advisers, and have lunch with current Western State students!
Wednesday, January 30
Tuesday, February 26
Thursday, March 28
Wednesday, April 17
PREPARING FOR THE PRACTICE OF LAW
Where your academic preparation meets practical experience!
Western State College of Law
Saturday, February 23
from 9:00am - 2:00pm
Law is an exciting and challenging field—do you have what it takes to
succeed in today’s legal market? Are you up to the rigorous academics
of law school and the demands of a career in law?
Join us for this dynamic workshop to:
- • Hear how our students acquire skills, hands-on experience, and make contacts to prepare for practice after law school
- • Learn about exciting externship opportunities in various fields of law
- • Hear from a panel of current law students and recent grads
- • Meet and network with faculty members, current students and alumni
Lunch will be provided! An optional school tour will be given after lunch.
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The Admissions Process | Thursday, February 28
Financial Aid Planning & Scholarships | Wednesday, March 13
Career Development: Western’s Programs | Thursday, April 25
Getting Ready for Law School | Wednesday, May 22
*All webinars take place from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Elizabeth Jones is an Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the Criminal Law Practice Center at Western State College of Law. She received her B.A. from UCLA and her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.
Professor Jones joined Western State in 2007. She brings with her over 12 years of courtroom experience as a
criminal defense attorney, including time spent running her own practice. Her research focuses on the rights
of juveniles within the criminal law arena. Her most recent publication entitled, “Questioning a Juvenile’s
Capacity for Criminal Liability in Street Gangs Post-Miller v Alabama” will be coming out in early 2013 in
the Children’s Legal Rights Journal (Loyola Chicago). She currently teaches a series of courses including
Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, Criminal Justice Ethics, and the Law of Vice. In 2011, Professor Jones was
awarded “Professor of the Year” by the student body for her enthusiasm and passion for teaching.