Western State Ranked 3rd for Bar Exam Preparation

in California (and 23rd Nationally) by the National Jurist, Winter 2017.

Western State Ranked 1st in Diversity*

 

by U.S. News & World Report in 2018 (*Ten-way tie).

Available Certificate Programs:

 

Business Law | Criminal Law | Family Practice | Immigration Law | Real Estate Practice

Western State's February 2017 CA Bar Pass Rate Is 67%!

 

Compare to the California ABA-Approved Law School Average first time taker Bar Pass rate of 45%.

Western State Students Place 1st at the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

ALUMNI

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11,000+

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have earned their J.D. degree at Western State, the majority of whom work and live in Southern California.

BAR PASS RATE

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59%

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for first-time takers on the July 2014 CA Bar Exam.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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$5.6 Million +

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awarded in scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.

FALL 2017 CLASS

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61%

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are racial/ethnic minority students.

FACULTY

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36%

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are minorities at Western State.

FACULTY

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52%

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are women at Western State.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

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19

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representing different interest areas of the law are active on campus.

STUDENTS

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33%

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attend part-time.

STARTING CLASSES

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2

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per year- August and January. Full-time and part-time options are available for both starting classes!

BAR PASS RATE

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56%

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for first-time takers on the July 2015 CA Bar Exam.

FOUNDED IN

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1966

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Western State founded, the first law school in Orange County.

JUDGES

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150+

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and judicial officers in California graduated from Western State.

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS

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15%

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in Orange County are Western State graduates.

MILES

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44

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to Downtown Los Angeles, a world center of business and culture.

STUDENT ATTORNEYS

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8

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were enrolled in the Immigration Clinic in Fall 2016.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

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5

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for students who seek to specialize in: Criminal, Business, Immigration, Family, and Real Estate Law..

ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

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100%

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who applied for the Criminal Law Externship Program or the Civil and Judicial Externship Program found placements and received individual career guidance.

PUBLIC DEFENDERS

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18%

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in Orange County are Western State graduates.

 

DAYS OF SUNSHINE

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250

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days of sunshine each year. Southern California boasts one of the most desirable climates in the world.

 

News & Highlights

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Marla Robinson

What Faculty, Alumni, and Staff Are Saying

“Western State’s program, which provided evening and weekend classes, allowed me to accomplish everything.”

Marla Robinson
Western State Class of 1987
Melinda Sims

What Faculty, Alumni, and Staff Are Saying

“As a full time working professional during the day and a single Mom, a part time evening program was the only option for seeing my dream of attending law school come to fruition. The extraordinary academic support and high quality faculty at Western State made it overwhelmingly the best option!”

Melinda Sims
Western State Class of 2006
Jeff Witjas, APA SVP, Talent

What Faculty, Alumni, and Staff Are Saying

“I’ll always remember being so darn proud I accomplished this while working full time at the William Morris Agency.”
– Jeff Witjas, APA SVP, Talent

Jeff Witjas, APA SVP, Talent
Western State Class of 1979

Founded in 1966, Western State College of Law is the oldest law school in Orange County, Southern California, and is fully ABA approved. Western State College of Law’s 11,000+ alumni are well represented across public and private sector legal practice areas, including 150 California judges and about 15% of Orange County’s Deputy Public Defenders and District Attorneys.

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