Faculty

Course
 InstructorSince
 
Constitutional Law Evelyn Essenwanger
2017 Riverside County Deputy District Attorney
Corporations Branton G. Lachman 1994 Private Practice
Evidence Barry C. Hofeld 1998 Retired Riverside County Deputy District Attorney
Commercial Law Michael S. Geller
2008
Private Practice
Wills & Trusts Jeremiah D. Raxter 2014 Private Practice
Trial Practice Anthony C. Jones 2011 Riverside County Public Defender
Legal Research William M. Ketchum
2013 Reference Librarian, University of La Verne

A Special Thank You TO:

The HONORABLE JIM BISHOP (Ret.) (taught 1976 to 2017):  Jim was admitted to the practice of law in December 1975 and  taught at the law school since Fall, 1976, most of those years teaching Contracts.  He is a retired Commissioner, Riverside Superior Court.  The law school is honored to have had him teaching for us for 40+ years, and to have him as our Dean. 

RICHARD HASSEN (taught 1981 to 2018):  Admitted to the practice of law in 1977.  Richard taught Real Property at the law school since 1981 .  He is in Private Practice here in Riverside.  The law school is honored to have had him teaching for us for 37 years.

MARK DEVEY (taught 1994 to 2018):  Admitted to the practice of law in 1989.  Mark taught Professional Responsibility at the law school for 20 years ('94-'13), Remedies for 3 years ('12-'15), and Civil Procedure for 3 years ('15-'18).

DIRK SILVA (taught from 1993 to 2005, 2016 to 2018):  Admitted to the practice of law in 1988.  Dirk taught Remedies at the law school for 15 years.  He is in Private Practice.

JERRY FINEMAN (taught 2000 to 2017):  Admitted to the practice of law in 1988.  Jerry taught at the law school since 2000, teaching Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure.  He is Chief Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County.

JOHNATHAN CLOUD (CSLS Class of 2008, taught 2016-2017):  Johnathan taught Torts at the law school for only one year, but was willing to do so knowing in advance that he was preparing to teach, and teaching, for only one year.  We are extremely grateful to him and appreciate the dedication and enthusium he brought to the subject of Torts. 

ERIN ORZEL (taught 2012 to 2017):  Admitted to the practice of law in 2007.  Erin taught at the law school since 2012, teaching Agency to our Spring Beginning students, and First Year students during Summers.  She now works for the Stanislaus County Superior Court in Modesto.

VALERIE MURPHY (CSLS Class of 2005, taught 2012 to 2018):  Admitted to the practice of law in 2005.  Valerie taught at the law school since 2012, teaching Community Property to our Spring beginning students, and our Advanced students during Summers.  She is in Private Practice with the law firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples in Riverside.

JEREMIAH RAXTER (CSLS Class of 2010, taught 2014 to present):  Admitted to the practice of law in 2011.  Jeremiah has taught at the law school since 2014, teaching Professional Responsibility to our Advanced students during Summers.  He continues to teach Wills & Trusts to our fourth year students.  He is in Private Practice in Menifee.

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ADDITIONAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Over the years Judge Rich and later the Administration personally hired instructors who either were or later went on to become prominent judges or attorneys in the Inland Empire area.  We would like to acknowlege some of them at this time.  For some we have noted the number of years they taught the course in parenthesis.

Torts - Virginia Blumenthal, Jeffrey Raynes (6), Steven Geeting (4), Hon. Thomas Hudspeth (28);

Criminal Law - Malcolm MacMillan (14), E. Michael Soccio;

Civil Procedure - Norman Courtney (6), Hon. Jeffrey Prevost, Douglas McCarthy,  Hon. John Vineyard, Robert Deller, Hon. David Cohn (5), Hon. David Gregory (8), Rebekah Ryan Main;

Remedies - Stanley Orrock (6), Michael Goldware (6), Jim Husen (7);

Real Property - Alan Avis (6), Martin Blumenthal;

Corporations - Robert Blumenthal, William Broderick;

Evidence - Hon. Patrick Magers, Hon. Christopher Warner;

Constitutional Law - Hon. James Warren (6), Hon. James Dorr, Hon. Joyce Reikes (10), Hon. Becky Dugan, Jay Orr, Hon. Stephen Larson (4), Michael Hestrin;

Commercial Law - Vincent Nolan (4), Janet Stouder-Brandon (11), Christopher Jensen;

Wills & Trusts - Thomas Carpenter (14), D. Hershel Wilson, Esther Zimmerman, Josephine Rich;

Trial Practice - Gregory Middlebrook, Hon. Gordon Burkhart, Timothy Corcoran, William Mitchell, Chuck Hughes, Hon. Angel Bermudez;

Criminal Procedure - Michael Lomazow, Mark Davison;

Agency - Richard Bentley (20);

Community Property - James Fullmer (6), Robert Chandler, Gayle Fabian (5), Marie Moreno Myers (5);

Professional Responsibility - Robert Schucker, Ernest Gilbert;

Legal Research - Terry Lynch (6), Laura Stockton (13), Brett Christensen, Sarah Eggleston;

Family Law - T. Ronald Danieri.

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The faculty members of California Southern Law School are practicing attorneys and jurists who work daily with legal problems and whose experiences lend viable substance to classroom experience.  They are all part-time instructors. Their purpose is to provide students with the lawyerly attributes of analytic ability, substantive legal orientation, basic lawyer's working skills, awareness of institutional legal contexts, and sensitivity to the non-legal environment that always surrounds legal problems.  Their objective is to lay the initial groundwork for the development of these basic attributes.