California Western School of Law

California Western School of Law
225 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Phone: 619.525.1401 | Toll-free: 800.255.4252, ext. 1401
Email: admissions@cwsl.edu | Website: www.cwsl.edu

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

California Western School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of age; ancestry; citizenship status; color; creed; disability or medical condition; gender; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; gender identity or expression; marital, military, or parental status; national origin; race; religion; sexual orientation; or any other basis prohibited by law. For questions about discrimination on the basis of a disability or to file a Section 504 complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of a disability, contact the vice dean for academic affairs or the vice president for student life, located at

225 Cedar Street
Second Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.525.1409

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

California Western School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of age; ancestry; citizenship status; color; creed; disability or medical condition; gender; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; gender identity or expression; marital, military, or parental status; national origin; race; religion; sexual orientation; or any other basis prohibited by law. For questions about discrimination on the basis of a disability or to file a Section 504 complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of a disability, contact the vice dean for academic affairs or the vice president for student life, located at

225 Cedar Street
Second Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.525.1409

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

For information about PrideLaw, contact

Susan Finster
Assistant Dean for Student and Diversity Services
Phone: 619.515.1575
Email: sfinster@cwsl.edu

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

David Austin
Legal Writing Professor
Phone: 619.525.1478
Email: 
daustin@cwsl.edu

Robert DeKoven
Legal Writing Professor
Phone: 619.525.1683
Email: 
rdekoven@cwsl.edu

Scott Ehrlich
Professor of Law and Chair of JD/MBA Program
Phone: 619.525.1416
Email: 
sehrlich@cwsl.edu

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

Christopher Baidoo
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Phone: 619.525.1402
Email: 
cbaidoo@cwsl.edu

Brian Daly
Director of Development
Phone: 619.515.1547

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

No

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

We offer benefits to all married couples, including same-sex couples. We also provide domestic-partner benefits to California registered couples.

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

We offer benefits to all married couples, including same-sex couples. We also provide domestic-partner benefits to California registered couples.

Additional Information

California Western is situated in downtown San Diego, which is a LGBTQ-friendly part of San Diego. We are located close to Hillcrest, San Diego’s LGBTQ neighborhood. We have a history of LGBTQ inclusion and advocacy in the classroom, in our faculty’s scholarship, and in our student organizations. We have enrolled several transgender students and provide gender-neutral facilities.