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San Joaquin College of Law Adjunct Faculty

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Robert C. Abrams

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
B.S., University of California, Berkeley

Property I
Property II
Real Property Drafting

Mr. Abrams is the owner of the Law Office of Robert C Abrams which practices in the areas of Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Wills and Trusts. Prior to opening his firm in 2016 he worked in the Fresno City Attorney’s office and another local law firm. Mr. Abrams has been a Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1980 and is a licensed General Contractor. He has over 10 years in commercial banking, where he was involved in real estate finance, and over 20 years running a company involved in many aspects of real estate including, Construction and Development, Property Management, Inspections, Sales and Marketing. He is a former President of the Fresno Association of Realtors, former Board Chair of the Community Housing Counsel and former Board Chair of Habitat for Humanity Fresno for whom he is currently general counsel.


Miiko Anderson

J.D. John F. Kennedy University, School of Law
A.A., Laney College

Human Trafficking

Miiko Anderson is a certified Criminal Specialist and Senior Deputy District Attorney at the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. As a specialty unit prosecutor, she prosecutes Gang, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Cases. She has taken over 60 cases to jury trial and gained convictions and lengthy sentences on some of Fresno County’s most violent offenders. Professor Anderson also serves on the Board of Directors for Breaking the Chains, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources to survivors of human trafficking. She has received multiple awards for her tireless efforts to prosecute some of the most challenging cases in Fresno County.


Thomas H. Armstrong

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
B.A., California State University, Fresno

Bankruptcy

Thomas H. Armstrong is a sole practitioner, practicing primarily in the area of bankruptcy law. Mr. Armstrong has represented institutional creditors, small and large businesses, Debtors and Creditors, Trustees and Creditors Committees in bankruptcy proceedings. He served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard T. Ford, United States Bankruptcy Judge Retired, from 1989 through 1994. He has spoken at various seminars on multiple issues arising under the Bankruptcy Code in continuing education courses offered by numerous entities including, Central California Bankruptcy Association, SJCL, the California Bankruptcy Forum and the National Business Institute. He has been a contributing editor to Norton's On Bankruptcy Law. He also was an adjunct professor at SJCL instructing in the area of bankruptcy law in the school's former paralegal program.

Mr. Armstrong is a member of the State Bar of California, the Fresno County Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the Eastern, Northern, and Southern District Courts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Armstrong has argued numerous cases before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a past president ofthe Central California Bankruptcy Association and the California Bankruptcy Forum.


Joseph M. Arnold

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
M.A., Fresno Pacific University
B.A., Fresno Pacific University

Community Property

Professor Arnold is the managing partner of the Arnold Law Group, APC, and actively practices in the area of family law. Professor Arnold has over 16 years of experience in litigating family law cases and has litigated several related appellate court cases. Arnold Law Group, APC, has offices in both Fresno and San Jose, California.


Lawrence M. Artenian

J.D., University of San Francisco, School of Law
B.A., Harvard University

Contracts I
Contracts II

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Professor Artenian returned to private practice in 2010 after 19 years as a member of the full-time faculty at SJCL. He has taught Contracts, Remedies, Real Estate Secured Transactions and a variety of other courses. His current work with the Fresno firm of Wagner & Jones emphasizes employment and class action litigation. Previously, Professor Artenian practiced in civil litigation with the San Francisco firm of Dooley, Anderson, Berg, Pardini, Johnson & Ziegler and in business transactions with McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth in Fresno. He also served a six month internship at the United States Department of Labor in Boston, Massachusetts, adjudicating compensation claims and preparing studies concerning industrial cases of hearing loss, asbestosis and mesothelioma among civilian employees at military shipyards and aircraft facilities.


Arthur G. Baggett, Jr.

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
M.S., Antioch College
B.S., University of Cincinnati

Water Law

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Professor Baggett has been the attorney member of the California State Water Resources Control Board since 1999. The Board is charged with protecting, preserving and restoring all California waters while providing for the equitable use of the state’s surface waters. Prior to his appointment by Governor Davis, he practiced law in Mariposa, California. He served two terms as a county supervisor, and as adjunct faculty for the University of California’s Sierra Institute, the Yosemite Institute, and California State University, Fresno.


Marsha Baum

J.D., SUNY at Buffalo
M.S.L.S., Columbia University
B.A., History, University of Rochester

Animal Law

Marsha Baum is currently the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs in the Provost’s Office at Fresno State. She joined Fresno State after serving as a full-time tenured professor of law at the University of New Mexico School of Law in Albuquerque, where she taught Property Law, Intellectual Property, Animal Law, Commercial Law, and Legal Ethics. She previously taught in the law schools at the University of Minnesota, University of Connecticut, and the University of South Carolina as well as serving as visiting scholar or visiting professor at the University of Tasmania, University of North Adelaide, Sydney Law School, and Flinders University in Australia. Her research interests include the intersection of animal law and disaster law.


Barry J. Bennett

J.D., New York University Law School
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Private Labor Law
Public Labor Law

Professor Bennett is a partner in the law firm of Bennett & Sharpe. In 1975-76 he was Regional Director of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board in Fresno. Prior to entering private practice, he was staff attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (1974-75), a member of the New York Office of Labor Relations (1973-74), and staff member and attorney for the International Garment Worker’s Union (1968-73). Professor Bennett has been a contributing editor for A Dictionary of Arbitration (1970) and California Administrative Mandamus for Continuing Education of the California State Bar.


Alyson A. Berg

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law
亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看B.S., University of San Francisco

Advanced Research & Writing

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Alyson has been litigating cases in federal and state courts for over 20 years. For nearly ten years, Alyson has tried multi-million dollar civil and criminal cases for the government. Her trial experiences are wide¬ranging, including defending the government in employment discrimination, fraud, worker injuries cases, and participating in drug and human trafficking trials. Alyson has also handled several appeals in matters relating to wrongful termination/employment discrimination, fraud and personal injury claims. In addition to her trial and post-trial work in employment matters, Alyson has provided employment training to several agencies relating to harassment and racial and religious discrimination.


Honorable Stanley A. Boone

J.D., McGeorge School of Law
亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Federal Courts and the Federal System
Moot Court

Judge Stanley A. Boone was appointed to the federal bench in December 2012 to the Eastern District of California as a United States Magistrate Judge. Prior to his appointment, Judge Boone served for almost twenty-four years in the United States Department of Justice in a variety of roles, last serving as the Chief of the White Collar Crime Unit in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Fresno from 2010 to 2012. From 2009-2010, he served as White Collar Crime Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C and from 1996 to 2009 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division in Fresno. From 1989 to 1995, he worked for the United States Trustee program as a paralegal Specialist and student certified attorney. In 1995-96 he served as law clerk to the Hon. Peter A Nowinski, U.S. Magistrate Judge. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Legal Studies with an Asian Studies minor. He received his law degree from Pacific-McGeorge School of Law receiving American Jurisprudence awards in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure and was the Valedictorian of his evening class.


David M. Camenson

J.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
M.B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Basic Individual Income Taxation
Law Practice Management
Secured Transactions

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Daniel E. Casas

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.S., California State University, Fresno

Tribal Sovereign Immunity

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Phillip H. Cherney

J.D., Lincoln Law School, San Jose
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Evidence I
Evidence II

Professor Cherney has four decades of trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts in civil and criminal litigation. Over the past twenty-eight years he has focused his practice on criminal defense representation; he has tried twenty murder cases, including six capital cases, and has been appointed by the California Supreme Court as lead counsel in six death penalty appeals and habeas corpus proceedings. Professor Cherney has acted as a consultant to public defender agencies and private counsel, testified as an expert witness on professional standards and practices for defense counsel in death penalty trials, and he has published scholarly articles on selected topics in the criminal law.


Lisa B. Coffman

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
A.B., Harvard/Radcliffe College

Legal Process
Species Protection Policy and Law

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Honorable Jonathan B. Conklin

J.D., McGeorge School of Law
B.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Moot Court
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure

Professor Conklin was appointed to the Fresno County Superior Court in October of 2005. Prior thereto, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Fresno. From 1985 – 1990, he served as a Deputy District Attorney in the Kern County District Attorney’s Office.


Honorable Mark E. Cullers

J.D., George Washington University Law School
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Criminal Trial Practice

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亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看In November, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Mark to the Fresno County Superior Court. Mark assumed his role as a Judge in Superior Court in January, 2016, and is currently assigned to Department 1, hearing misdemeanor cases.


Matthew R. Dardenne

J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
M.P.A, California State University, Dominguez Hills
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Business Organizations I
Business Organizations II
Property I
Property II
Real Property Drafting

Professor Dardenne is an attorney with Fresno based law firm Quall Cardot LLP and practices in the areas of employment, labor law, and commercial litigation. Professor Dardenne also advises and represents clients in international legal transactions and arbitration. Prior to joining SJCL, Professor Dardenne was an adjunct faculty member at the University Of Denver Sturm College of Law, and was an assistant coach for Denver's award winning Jessup International Moot Court competition team.


Matthew Farmer

J.D., Univiersity of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
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Administrative Law
Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning I
Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning II

Professor Farmer is an attorney with Littler Mendelson. His practice consists solely of representation of employers in various civil and agency matters, including suits for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and discrimination.


Honorable Erica Grosjean

J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Civil Trial Practice
First Amendment
Prisoner Rights

Judge Grosjean was appointed in October 2015 to the Eastern District of California as a U.S. Magistrate Judge. She presides over various federal cases involving such issues as prisoner civil rights, employment discrimination, social security, Americans with Disabilities Act, and habeas corpus. She also handles criminal pretrial matters as well as settlement conferences.

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Prior to joining the bench, Judge Grosjean worked as a partner for the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, in New York and Los Angeles, where she litigated across a wide range of areas of law, including structured finance, patent infringement, contract, antitrust, misappropriation, insurance, securities, unfair competition, constitutional law, and fraudulent transfer.

Judge Grosjean also clerked for the late Ninth Circuit Judge Herbert Y.C. Choy.


David J. Guy

J.D., University of Colorado School of Law
B.S., San Diego State University

Water Law

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Professor Guy is the President of the Northern California Water Association, where he represents numerous water districts and local governments in the Sacramento Valley. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer for the Yosemite Association, a non-profit association dedicated to connecting people to Yosemite National Park. He has represented public, private and nonprofit clients on all aspect of natural resources law and policy, including water, land use, and real property, including serving Of Counsel to Somach, Simmons and Dunn, a natural resources law firm with offices in Sacramento and Fresno, and the California Farm Bureau Federation. He has advised the last three Governors on California water policy and he has been appointed to serve on numerous commissions and boards. He has written two dozen articles on water and natural resources law and policy in various law reviews and other professional journals.


Jason P. Hamm

J.D., University of Southern California
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Employment Law

Professor Hamm is the General Counsel of Valley Yellow Pages. Prior to this he was an associate with Lang, Richert & Patch (2000-2005) where he specialized in employment and business litigation. He was a staff member of the Southern California Law Review.


Rachel Hill

J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Criminal Law
Juvenile Justice

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Professor Hill began her practice in civil litigation at the McCormick Barstow firm from 1990-1994. Since 1994 her practice has mainly been criminal. In 2000 she became certified with the State Bar of California as a Criminal Law Specialist. She was a prosecutor for over 10 years, a representative for law enforcement officers and agencies, and a criminal defense attorney in both state and federal government practice. Professor Hill previously taught courses in Constitutional Law and Legal Ethics at Fresno City College.


Ray Horng

J.D., University of Michigan Law School
亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看B.A., Yale University

Legal Methods I
Legal Methods II

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Ray Horng has served as a law clerk to the Honorables Anthony W. Ishii and Oliver W. Wanger, United States District Judges for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division.


Paul Kerkorian

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law
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Advanced Research & Writing
California Energy Law & Practice

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Paul Kerkorian has practiced law since 1990, with the last 18 years devoted exclusively to matters related to electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater, and solid waste utility rates, charges, service, and policy. Paul has practiced extensively before the California Public Utilities Commission in ratesetting, rulemaking, and complaint proceedings. He also has expertise in matters relating to local agency water, wastewater and solid waste utility rates, charges, and service, as well as local agency fees, assessments, and taxes generally.


Kathi Kesselman

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
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Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning I
Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning II

Professor Kesselman has maintained a solo practice, emphasizing family law, wills, and probate since 1980. She was a partner in the firm of Lusk and Kesselman and also worked for Bennett and Ostroff. Professor Kesselman has taught in the Department of Education at California State University, Fresno.


Stefanie J. Krause

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
B.A., California State University, Fresno

Advanced Research & Writing
Legal Process

Professor Krause is a solo practitioner focusing on estate planning, probate, and conservatorships. She previously worked at the Law Office of Sarah A. Schmidt, where she focused on insurance defense and animal law. She is Co-Founder and Treasurer of the Central Valley Coalition for Animals, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation.


Andrew S. Kucera

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
M.B.A., California State University, Fresno
B.A., San Diego State University

Community Lawyering
Legal Technology
Practice 99
Property I
Property II
Real Property Drafting
Remedies I
Remedies II

Professor Kucera has been teaching at SJCL since 2013. In 2014 and 2017, he received the Adjunct Faculty of the Year award. Professor Kucera is also a partner at Palmer Kucera LLP in Clovis, CA, where he practices real estate/business law, landlord-tenant law, and estate planning. Professor Kucera is admitted to practice in all California courts, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of CA. Professor Kucera was Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of SJCL, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate with High Honors. At SJCL, he received the Dean’s Scholarship and 17 Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence. In 2005, Professor Kucera obtained a MBA from the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno. In 1997, Professor Kucera obtained a BA, Cum Laude, with Distinction in Economics, and a minor in Real Estate, from San Diego State University.


Michael R. Linden

J.D., John F. Kennedy University School of Law
B.A., California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Land Use
Public Entity Liability

Professor Linden is a Senior Counsel at Lozano Smith in Fresno. His practice is focused on assisting local government clients in a wide-variety of legal issues. Mr. Linden serves as Deputy County Counsel for the County of Madera, as well as Deputy City Attorney or the Cities of Clovis and Lemoore. Mr. Linden was previously employed at both Fresno County Counsel and Merced County Counsel, where he handled both litigation and transactional matters for various departments, including the Sheriff’s Office. From 2002-2010, Professor Linden was an attorney at Weakley, Arendt & McGuire in Fresno, where he represented numerous public entities and employees in civil litigation. From 2001-2002, Professor Linden was an attorney at Roger, Scott & Helmer in Redwood City, where he represented land developers and contractors in construction defect litigation.


John Malmo

J.D., Ventura College of Law
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Evidence II

Professor Malmo has practiced civil litigation, with emphasis on personal injury matters, for over 30 years. He also practiced insurance defense for a year. He taught Legal Analysis, Evidence, and Advanced Evidence at the Ventura and Santa Barbara Colleges of Law from 1987 to 2000.


Devon McTeer

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
B.S., California State University, Fresno

Pre-Trial Civil Litigation

Devon McTeer began her legal practice with McCormick Barstow in 2003. She is currently a partner at Whitney Thompson & Jeffcoach. She has tried cases at both the state court and federal court levels and in arbitration. Ms. McTeer has extensive experience in the defense of business and complex commercial litigation matters, fraud, unfair competition, corporate and partnership disputes, and professional malpractice, including attorneys, accountants, directors, and officers liability. She also has extensive experience in defending hospitals, medical groups, physicians, and other medical facilities in matters relating to healthcare litigation. She has been retained, on numerous occasions, to assist both large and small employers in obtaining Workplace Violence Restraining Orders in an effort to protect their employees, both from a safety and liability standpoint.


Mark D. Miller

J.D., Santa Clara University
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Copyright/Trademark Law
Patent Law

Professor Miller is the owner of which specializes in patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition and related matters. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and the Patent, Trademark & Copyright section of the and State Bar of California.


James Mugridge

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
B.A., University of California, San Diego

Legal Methods I
Legal Methods II
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Moot Court

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看James Mugridge serves as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Anthony Ishii, Senior District Judge in the Eastern District of California. Prior to and during his legal education he spent several years working in a criminal defense office where he wrote motions, writs, and appeals. In law school, he was a member of SJCL’s 2013 Traynor Moot Court team which took the Roger J. Traynor Trophy for best oral advocacy.


John M. O'Connor

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law
M.A., University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communications
B.A., Pomona College

Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Evidence I
Evidence II

Mr. O'Connor has been the Research Attorney for the Madera Superior Court for the last seven years. Prior to that he was in private practice in Los Angeles, California, where his practice involved civil litigation (covering real estate, commercial lease, intellectual property, and employment disputes, among other areas) in state and federal courts.


Jennifer Oleksa

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
B.S., California State University, Fresno

Legal Methods I
Legal Methods II

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Jennifer Oleksa is a Deputy Attorney General in the Criminal Division--Appeals, Writs, and Trials section--of the California Attorney General's Office.


Paul M. Parvanian

J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Secured Transactions

Paul Parvanian is a partner at Coleman & Horowitt, LLP, practicing primarily in the litigation department and handling a wide variety of business, construction, and real property matters. Mr. Parvanian also assists clients in real property transactions and business transactions. In addition, Mr. Parvanian works with numerous lender and business clients in the area of consumer defense litigation. During law school, Mr. Parvanian served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Oliver W. Wanger, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California. In 2006, following law school, he joined the firm Dowling Aaron Incorporated (formerly Dowling, Aaron & Keeler) where he practiced in transactions, public agency law, and litigation.

Mr. Parvanian is a member of the Fresno County Bar Association and the Primerus Society of Law Firms’ Young Lawyers Executive Committee. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, and has spoken on real property title issues and consumer defense matters. From 2014-2016, Mr. Parvanian also served as an adjunct instructor teaching civil litigation in the Fresno City College Paralegal program.


Dan Rogers

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
B.S., San Diego State University

Interactive Media

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Professor Rogers practices interactive entertainment, transactional, and intellectual property law, primarily within the video game and social media industries. His writing, research, and lectures have helped many understand the dynamics of the video game and interactive media industries. Prior, Professor Rogers served as a senior partner with Interactive Studio Management, general manager with Sierra On-Line (now Vivendi Universal), and director of entertainment software for IBM.


Babak “Bobby” Shakoory

S.J.D., Candidate, Emory University School of Law
LL.M., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
LL.B., School of Law in Tehran

Real Property Development & Finance
Business Organizations I
Business Organizations II

Bobby Shakoory is currently an In-house Counsel for the Granville family of companies, including Granville Homes, where his practice involves real estate investment, development, and finance. The youngest in his class, he received his first law degree at the age of 20. Prior to coming to the U.S., he spent two years in Italy studying International Law and Legal Practice and completed his LL.M. with Highest Honors. Mr. Shakoory has also developed an expertise in international business law with a focus on commercial transactions and alternative dispute resolution (particularly arbitration.) He is a member of the State Bar of California and is in the process of qualifying as a Solicitor in the United Kingdom. He enjoys practicing archery in his spare time.


Honorable Michael Sheltzer

J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law
B.A., Tulane University

Advanced Criminal Law

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Professor Sheltzer is a Judge of the Tulare County Superior Court. Prior to his appointment to the Bench in 2013, he worked as a public defender for nearly 29 years both in San Francisco and Tulare counties. He was appointed Chief Public Defender for Tulare County in 2002, managing an office of 45 attorneys. He has tried countless criminal cases including many murder and capital murder cases. Professor Sheltzer has taught at the annual California Public Defenders Association Trial Skills Institute and has taught a variety of law related courses at the undergraduate level. Prior to attending law school he was a probation officer in New Orleans.


Michael E. Smith

J.D., University of California, Davis
B.A., Claremont Men’s College

Education Law

Michael E. Smith is a Founding Partner of Lozano Smith. He is a school law attorney, an educator and a speaker. Mr. Smith graduated from Claremont Men's College (Magna Cum Laude) and obtained his J.D. from the University of California at Davis. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1980, and has represented school districts for approximately 38 years. In addition to his general counsel experience in all aspects of educational law, Mr. Smith offers specific expertise in collective bargaining, labor and personnel, student discipline matters, and constitutional questions involving the First Amendment. Mr. Smith also works extensively drafting superintendent and administrator contracts with a specialized focus on management compensation and CalSTRS/CalPERS retirement issues.


Logan Tennerelli

J.D., University of Chicago Law School
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Legal Methods I
Legal Methods II

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Logan Tennerelli graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with honors and was a member of the The University of Chicago Law Review. She also received the Lord, Bissell & Brook Prize for Outstanding Brief in the law school's Moot Court Competition and volunteered at the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic for the Employment Discrimination Project. Logan practiced corporate bankruptcy and real estate law at Goldberg Kohn in Chicago, IL before moving to Fresno, California and earning her Master's in Counseling at Fresno State University. In addition to teaching at SJCL, Logan teaches and counsels pre-law students at Fresno City College and runs the Fresno City College student advocacy municipal court project.


Amelia Thompson

J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law
B.S., Appalachian State University

Legal Methods I
Legal Methods II

Amelia Thompson serves as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Jeremy Peterson, Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California at Yosemite. She has also served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Louise W. Flanagan and the Honorable Malcolm J. Howard, both District Judges in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Before moving to Fresno, Ms. Thompson practiced at the South Carolina Environmental Law Project. During her time at the University of North Carolina School of Law, she taught an exam writing course, and worked at the North Carolina State Ethics Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 office, and Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Section, along with completing over two hundred hours of pro bono work for various nonprofit organizations.


George J. Vasquez

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
B.A., Pepperdine University

Legal Methods I
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Moot Court

亚洲免费无码中文在线&free欧美高清猪马牛&青青草手机在线免费看Professor Vasquez operates a civil litigation practice which focuses on business and real estate disputes. Prior to opening his own practice, Professor Vasquez worked as a municipal attorney at a public agency law firm as well as a civil litigator at a local law firm. He is also experienced in criminal and civil appeals, administrative proceedings, and personal injury.


Alicia Diaz Wrest

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
B.A., Penn State
M.L.I.S., University of Arizona

Legal Methods I
Legal Methods II
Legal Process

On-Line Legal Research

Alicia Diaz Wrest graduated from San Joaquin College of Law with high honors and serves as the Associate Academic Dean and Pathways to Law Champion. During her time as a student at SJCL, she was a staff member of the San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review, and served as the Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Before joining the faculty at SJCL, Professor Wrest was a shareholder at Dias Law Firm, Inc., in Hanford, California. She practiced in the areas of civil law/litigation, estate litigation, business law, and transactional law. She is a member of the Kings County Bar Association, Fresno County Bar Association, Fresno County Women Lawyers and is a former Soroptimist.