California Southern Law School

CALIFORNIA SOUTHERN LAW SCHOOL

                          Founded 1971

California Southern Law School is the oldest and largest law school located in the County of Riverside. It confers the professional degree of Juris Doctor.

The law school is a growing institution offering a systematic program designed to prepare and train students in the practice, art and theory of law, and to impart an understanding of the history, ideals and principles of our legal system.

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Message from the Dean Emeritus

Elwood M. Rich, Dean and Founder

I believe that the study of law is a valuable quest; one which changes the manner in which people view and think about their world.

Elwood M. Rich,
FounderRead More and Dean Emeritus

NEWS

Now accepting applications for:

The Spring 2015 Semester
Beginning Students' Law Program

Classes Begin January 12th - Read More

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The law school shall be closed Tuesday, November 25th through Friday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Classes will be held as scheduled Monday evening.

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Congratulations to the following passers of the July 2014 California Bar Examination:

Heather Green, Belal Rahman, and Andrew Trautman.

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 Judge Elwood M. Rich, Founder and Dean of California Southern Law School since 1971 has retired and accepted the title of Dean Emeritus.  Judge Rich has selected Jim D. Bishop as Interim Dean, and Mr. Bishop has graciously accepted the position.  These changes are now in effect.

Mr. Bishop has been a member of the faculty at California Southern Law School since 1976, and is presently an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Business Law at California Baptist University in Riverside.  His previous teaching experiences were at Chapman University and Riverside Community College.

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Congratulations to the following passers of the Feburary 2014 California Bar Examination:

Nicholas Alfano, Kris Crawford, Taylor Strand, and Michael Panah. 

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 Riverside Lawyer Magazine - April 2014 Issue, Page 18
From Petticoats to Briefs: One Woman's Career in the Law
By Virginia M. Blumenthal (Class of 1975)

http://www.riversidecountybar.com/Documents/Magazine-2014/Riverside-Lawyer-Magazine-volume-64-4-April-2014.pdf

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Riverside Avenue just south of Elizabeth Street is now closed at the railroad track for railroad underpass construction.  Reopening is scheduled for August, 2015 but left turn onto Elizabeth will be eliminated.

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In Memoriam: Ferrill Jordan (Class of 2008).

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Congratulations to the following passers of the July 2013 California Bar Examination:

Kristian Ardelian, Lauren Buchanan, Michelanne Hrubic, Bosky Kathuria, Randy Melendez, and Deena Pribble.