I am very excited to be an Adjunct Professor at the USD School of Law this coming Fall. Sounds quite lofty – really, not so much. I will be helping to teach a litigation skills course to 1Ls in USD’s very successful Experiential Advocacy Practicum course. I will be leading small group sessions of 1Ls where the students learn and practice litigation skills, like conducting client interviews, taking depositions, or making closing arguments. I thank USD, my law alma mater, and, specifically, Linda L. Lane, Annsley and George Strong Professor-In-Residence for Trial Advocacy, for this new and unique opportunity. This is not a change in careers – my civil litigation/trial practice continues, full speed! This is just something that sounds interesting, allows me to continue my involvement with USD SOL, and provides the opportunity to use my litigation skills, acquired and honed over several decades, to help what will be a new crop of San Diego attorneys.
Jim the professor! Well, kinda.
Should be interesting and fun.