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California Western School of Law

225 Cedar Street

San Diego, CA 92101

United States

Telephone: 619-239-0391


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Barbara Gross Davis

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Candidate - Reflects the Commission's decision that the institution has demonstrated that it meets all, or nearly all, of the Standards of Accreditation at a minimum level and has a clear plan in place to meet the Standards at a substantial level of compliance for accreditation. Candidate

Most Recent Commission Action: February 22, 2019

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 2019

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

Undergraduate FTE: 0

Graduate FTE: 635

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. No Related Entity

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Trimester

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

Accreditation Liaison OfficerChristopher BaidooChief of Staff & Director of Institutional
Board of Directors ChairMichael WhittonChair of the Board of
Chief Academic OfficerHannah BrennerVice Dean for Academic
Chief Executive OfficerSean ScottPresident and
Chief Financial OfficerCindy BertrandChief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchChristopher BaidooChief of Staff & Director of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
01310300California Western School of LawSan DiegoMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Juris DoctorateProfessional Doctorate1962On-Site
Juris Doctorate/Master of Business Administration (with SDSU)Professional Doctorate2002On-Site
Juris Doctorate/Master of Social Work (with SDSU)Professional Doctorate1997On-Site
LL.M.-Master of Laws in U.S. LawMasters1998On-Site
M.C.L.-Comparative Law for Foreign LawyersMasters1998On-Site
Maestria en Litigacion Oral (Spanish Language LL.M.)Masters2014Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2022Seeking Accreditation Visit