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California Western School of Law named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2013
California Western Recognized with National Community Service Award
Named to Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for fourth consecutive year, only law school so honored

SAN DIEGO, March 7, 2013 - The Corporation for National and Community Service honored California Western School of Law this week with the highest federal recognition an institute of higher education can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement; naming the law school to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The award recognizes service performed by students, faculty, and staff during the 2011-2012 academic year.

“California Western is committed to giving back to our community, and encouraging our graduates to provide valuable pro bono service during their legal careers,” said California Western Dean Niels B. Schaumann. “We are honored to be named to the Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year.”

The Honor Roll award recognizes California Western’s signature community outreach programs, including the California Innocence Project, Community Law Project, Pro Bono Honors Program, Street Law San Diego, Advanced Mediation Project, and the Clinical Internship Program. More than 350 students participated in pro bono and service learning projects, contributing more than 52,000 hours of academic, internship, and community service work. Additionally, more than 50 members of California Western’s faculty contributed more than 5,000 service hours during the 2011-2012 academic year.

California Western’s Tradition of Giving Back
California Western values community service and the real-world experience that giving back provides students. In addition to being recognized in the Honor Roll with Distinction from 2010 to 2012, the law school’s community outreach has been recognized by the State Bar of California with its President’s Award for Pro Bono Service, and by the Los Angeles-based Center for Civic Mediation, which recognized the Advanced Mediation Project with the Louis M. Brown Conflict Prevention Award.

Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, the Corporation for National and Community Service has administered the award since 2006 and manages the program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education and Campus Compact.