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Fall 2019, Issue #1 (10/1/19)

The Road to Renewables: Climate Week from San Diego to New York
By Matthew Batista
From California Western to California Congress
By Nicolas Ahadzadeh
Lending a Helping ‘Learned’ Hand
By Nicolas Ahadzadeh
El Paso is Your Fault. El Paso is My Fault.
By Abril Perez
Help the Turtles, Help the Earth!
By Varun Sabharwal
It’s My Money, and I Need it Now!
By Vincent Chiaverini
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In this new edition of The Commentary:

The Road to Renewables: Climate Week from San Diego to New York 

From California Western to California Congress 

Lending a Helping ‘Learned’ Hand

El Paso is Your Fault. El Paso is My Fault. 

Help the Turtles, Help the Earth!

It’s My Money and I Need it Now! 


Student writers are what make The Commentary so great! We are always looking for students to submit articles on topics of their choice—including, but not limited to: campus news, legal news, sports, entertainment, etc. No long-term commitment is required, so feel free to submit a draft and share your academic/creative talents with the campus community when you’re not out fighting crimes, going to class, or studying in the library! We also have meetings with free food! 🙂

To learn how to contribute to The Commentary this trimester, contact us at for submissions and questions/story ideas.

Tandis Taghavi & Parsa Nozzari, Editors-in-Chief

Spring 2019, Issue #3 (4/10/19)

From Sara Gold -- The Commentary 2017-present
Opinion: Kaepernick ousted from NFL for exercising free speech
By Francis Carlota
Student perspective: Advice for finals preparation
By Nick Ahadzadeh, News Editor, & Ryan Stygar
Fun after finals: Speakeasies around San Diego
By Jennifer Brown
Petition to continue environmental law classes at CWSL
By Breanna Hayes, News Editor
POLL: Which professor would survive a zombie apocalypse?
3L team wins CWSL basketball championship!
By Kianna Williams, SBA Intramurals Director
Law Review/ILJ news: New boards & symposium
By Lindsey Cherpes
The Courtroom is my Playfield: Moot Court news
By Varun Sabharwal, Entertainment Editor
Law meets fiction: Batman oral arguments, student publishes novel
By Sara Gold, Editor-in-Chief
Health in Law School
By Brandon Birungi-Sengendo, Managing Editor
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We’re excited to present our biggest Commentary edition yet, along with our new Editorial Board for 2019-2020! Be sure to check out our new Staff Page.


PROFESSOR POLL: Which CWSL professor would be the most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse? Find out what the faculty had to say, and then vote for your choice!

Exam Preparation: Nick Ahadzadeh and Ryan Stygar share their advice for smart studying and self-care during exams.

The Commentary 2017-2019: Fun facts and history of the online Commentary

Health in Law School

Campus News

Fate of Environmental Law Classes Uncertain — Students can sign a petition to reinstate environmental law curriculum

Moot Court News — This trimester, more than 20 students competed against other law schools in trial, appellate, and alternative dispute resolution competitions

Law Review/ILJ News — Cal Western’s law journals hosted a successful and impactful symposium on immigration law and policy


Law Meets Fiction: Ching-Yun Li and Claudia Salinas defended Arkham Asylum in a Batman-themed oral argument, & Ryan Stygar just published his third novel!

Fun After Finals — Jennifer Brown reviews her favorite local speakeasies around San Diego


Basketball Intramurals — The championship game ended in a 55-54 final score. Find out which team won!

Francis Carlota on the Kneeling Controversy — Colin Kaepernick was unfairly ousted from the NFL due to his symbolic protest of racial injustices

Best of luck on finals everyone! It has been our pleasure to serve the California Western community this year, and we look forward to your continued participation and support next year!

Sara Gold, Editor-in-Chief (2017-2019);
Tandis Taghavi, Editor-in-Chief (2018-present) & Parsa Nozzari, Editor-in-Chief (2019-present)