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Before you commit to joining our community, we know you have many questions about our law school, faculty, students, alumni and programs and what makes Western State special. Ask us about career development opportunities, externship placements, student organizations, our alumni network, practice skills courses, academic support, and scholarships, as well as our clinic, centers and bar preparation programs.
Take the time to visit. We think you'll be impressed with our warm welcome, friendly diverse students, outstanding, accessible faculty and supportive staff. Visiting us from out of the area? We will arrange for complimentary lodging at a nearby hotel for you. Not able to travel here? We'll gladly link you with faculty, students or recent graduates. Call us at (714) 459-1101 or email email@example.com for questions, to arrange visits or to connect with someone on campus.
For information regarding campus events, please contact Rhonda Cohen at:
Rhonda Cohen, Western State Class of 1984
Assistant Director of Admissions
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Need financial assistance? Applying for financial aid can be a daunting process. We're here to help! Our Student Finance Office works hard to help you identify and coordinate the resources you need to finance your legal education. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Visit Financial Aid.
Western State requires a non-refundable tuition deposit to reserve your place in the entering class. This $300 deposit is payable by check or credit card by April 1. (For later admits, please see your admit letter for the due date of this deposit.) A second deposit of $200 is due on June 2. The second deposit must be paid prior to registration for classes. Both payments will be applied toward your first semester tuition.
To pay by credit card, please call the Admissions Office at (714) 459-1101.
To pay by check, make it payable to "Western State College of Law" and mail the payment directly to the Admissions Office at 1 Banting Irvine, CA 92618-3601. *If you are enrolling in spring, please see your admit letter for the due date of this deposit.
All students at Western State are required to submit official copies of all pending admission documents - including, but not limited to, an official transcript(s) from the college/university attended, showing all undergraduate degrees conferred -- no later than the 45th day of the semester. Transcripts received as part of the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) from LSAC are not considered official.
Fill out your financial aid application and complete your FAFSA as soon as possible and make an appointment to speak to Thalia McFarlane in Student Finance to plan the financing of your law school education. Thalia can be reached at (714) 459-1119 and firstname.lastname@example.org. (FAFSA Western State School Code: 013710).
We would be happy to arrange for you to tour our campus, sit in on a class or meet with a member of our Admission or Financial Aid Staff. Please contact us at (714) 459-1101 or email@example.com to arrange a visit.
Please ensure your mailing and email addresses are up to date. You will receive time critical and important information from Western State throughout the spring and summer.
The booklist will be available in late July. Most students purchase online or at a local legal bookstore that stocks our titles.
*If you are enrolling in spring, the booklist will be available mid-December.
Orientation is mandatory for entering and transfer students. Details of the program and schedule will be sent to registered students.
Introduction to Legal Methods is a preparatory course held during the week before the main term begins. It is for first year students and is a part of a one unit required graded class in your first semester; attendance is mandatory.
All law students planning to take the California bar exam must register as law students with the State Bar of California within 90 days of their start of classes at Western State. Registration is available at http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/.
You will receive a copy of the Student Handbook which contains all student policies, code of conduct and useful reference information during Orientation. Read and retain for reference.
Western State takes an active role in providing housing services for students who wish to live in the local area surrounding our law school.
Rhonda will be in touch with those students who have expressed a desire for help with living accommodations, the following services will be offered to our incoming students:
Information on Orientation will be included in the Registration Packet.
You will need to fill out the Registration & Payment form found in your Registration packet. For the first semester only, the Registrar will automatically register you in the appropriate classes and sections and send you a schedule confirmation. In future semesters, you will register online.
Law texts may be purchased online or from the following enterprises:
The Bursar's office will mail tuition bills soon after you register. Tuition and fees are due by the date specified in your tuition bill. Contact the Bursar's Office with questions at (714) 459-1118.
Parking permits are issued by the Student Services Office. If you have questions about parking permits, please call Student Services at (714) 459-1120.
In most cases, funds are disbursed close to or AFTER the start of the semester. Refunds to students of excess funds, if applicable, begin AFTER the start of each semester. It is important that you have enough money on hand to pay for books and supplies as well as at least one month's living costs.
This information will be sent soon after your registration is processed.
Parking permits and student IDs are issued by the Student Services Office.
More information regarding details of coverage, cost, deadline for sign up or to opt out will be provided by the Student Services Office.