Paralegal Studies Faculty

Our faculty has years of professional experience. Each instructor is well-qualified in specific fields and has a wealth of practical knowledge and skill to share with students. Classes are usually of a size that provides for individualized attention in a professional learning environment.  The electives are offered exclusively online and designed to allow a student to specialize in one area of the law.

 

Full-Time Faculty

Joan Rettinger
J.D. Child, Family, and Elder Law Concentration (with Honors), California Western School of Law
B.A. Political Science (with Honors), San Diego State University
State Bar of California

 

Part-Time  Faculty


Brandon Baker
J.D., California Western School of Law, ABA/AALS
M.A. Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona
B.A. Social Science, with an Emphasis on Environment, San Diego State University
 
Frantz Farreau
J.D., William & Mary Law School
B.A. Neuroscience,  John Hopkins University
State Bar of California
California Department of Real Estate—Licensed Broker
 
Stanley Gaines
B.A. Legal Studies, National University
 
John Hafner
J.D., St. John’s University School of Law
B.S. Finance, Fairfield University
State Bar of California
Kentucky Bar Association
Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals – Sixth Circuit
Kentucky Real Estate Commission—Licensed Broker (escrowed)
 
Deepalie Milie Joshi
J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
B.A. Women's & Gender Studies, Vanderbilt University
State Bar of California
Bar of the U.S. District for the Southern District of California
Bar of the U.S. District for the Central District of California
Bar of the U.S. District for the Northern District of California

 

Judge Harold Rucker
J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
M.A. Political Science, San Diego State College
B.A. Political Science/Public Administration, California State College Long Beach
Administrative Law Judge
Deputy District Attorney
Judge Pro Tem of the Municipal and Superior Court
 
Mary Sessom
J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
 
Shawn Spaulding
LL.M, Master of Laws in Taxation, University of San Diego School of Law
J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law (cum laude)
B.S. Business Administration, Trident University (cum laude)
State Bar of California, Certified Tax Law Specialist
United States District Court – Southern District of California
United States Tax Court
 
Judge Eddie Sturgeon
J.D., University of Santa Clara, School of Law
B.A Liberal Arts, San Diego State University
Judge of the Municipal Court 1988-1998
Judge of the Superior Course 1998 to present

  

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