Western Sierra Law School

Western Sierra Law School

Infobox Law School

name = Western Sierra Law School
established = 1979
type = Private
head = Dean
city = San Diego
state = California
country = USA
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homepage = http://www.wsls.us

Western Sierra Law School is a private, independent and non-sectarian postsecondary degree granting institution located in the city of San Diego, California. The school has full institutional approval by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. [ [http://www.bppve.ca.gov/forms_pubs/voluntaryagreelist.pdf] List of institutions that had valid approval to operate or authorization pursuant to Section 94905 of the California Education Code as of June 30, 2007.]

The school is also registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. [ [http://www.calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_generic.jsp?cid=10115&id=5128#CLC] ] California Law Schools ] , but is not ABA or CBE accredited. Students at this institution must take the and pass "Baby Bar" after the first year of law study. Failure of the "Baby Bar" can result in student ineligibility to take more advanced law courses or take the State Bar Examination. [ [http://www.calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_generic.jsp?cid=10115&id=5128#CLC] Law Schools.]

Graduates of the school will meet the legal education qualifications for taking the final California Bar Examination and upon passing may be licensed to practice Law in the State of California.

WSLS is an opportunity for those who are independent learners. Although WSLS lacks ABA approval, graduates of WSLS enter their professional practice with substantially less student debt; as the cost to attend WSLS is a fraction of that at other San Diego Law Schools.

WSLS is an excellent option for those who wish to enter technical practices, such as Patent Law and Taxation. This is because the demand for technical representation is very high and such practices reside in Federal Courts, giving the WSLS graduate the opportunity to practice anywhere in the country's Federal Jurisdictions. Additionally, students with technical degrees tend to possess the ability to study independently.

Bar Pass Rate

Bar pass rates are available at www.calbar.org. WSLS Students understand that success on the Bar Exam is an individual merit. Those students who are serious about taking and passing the Bar exam will need to put in the time and effort required to know the material. Also, there are commercial Bar Exam programs which help students to prepare, such as BarPassers(TM).


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