Kiyana Kiel

Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement

California Western School of Law


Kiyana Kiel is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and College Honors graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Kiyana is an active member of the State Bar of California and a freelance real estate and land use attorney. She is also dedicated to law school academic support and bar preparation.

Kiyana was raised on a farm in the Richland Farms neighborhood of Compton, California and is a product of its public school system. She is a first generation college and law school graduate, and credits a supportive mother, mentors, and outreach programs with her scholastic achievement. You can see a brief overview of her journey and work with education pipeline initiatives in the PowerPoint presentation below.

Her community service interests include education outreach and mentoring, as well as providing pro bono community development legal services.

Fun Facts fun facts

My favorite pastimes are swimming, dancing, brunching, gardening, and reading.

If I weren't in law, I'd be an environmental history professor.

Animal lover and plant lady.