Navy JAG Information Session

JAGSeptember 17, 2015 12:00pm-1:00pm

Food and beverages will be served.

Location: TBD

Info/Contact: Susie Dickman, 714.444.4141 ext. 295

Navy JAG Information Session

Professor Rosenblatt Appears at Comic Con

Fandom Poster Comic Con

July 9, 2015 5:00pm-6:00pm

Our own Professor Betsy Rosenblatt will be appearing on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con!

Fandom is My Fandom, or We All Live in a Coffeeshop AU

“Fandom” isn’t just one thing these days, and it never was. But now that fans – and their creativity, content and consumption – are something for media companies to understand, PR people to focus on, social media to thrive on and news organizations to report about – what happens to the “traditional” fan community and the fanboys and fangirls that create their culture and content? Are follow-on works like fanart, vids and fanfic to be mocked, tracked, supported, enjoyed within an organic community, or considered a stepping-stone to a creative career? What if the answer is “sometimes one, sometimes all, and sometimes something more!”?

We’ll look from deep inside popular fandoms, the media companies that work with them and the sites that host them with:

  • Betsy Rosenblatt, Legal Committee Chair, Organization for Transformative Works and Whittier Law School Professor/Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law
  • Amanda Brennan, Community & Content Associate Tumblarian, tumblr
  • Flourish Klink,Chaotic Good, Inc., Transmedia Producer for East Los High
  • Meredith Levine, Fanthropologist, ZEFR
  • Aron Levitz, Head of Business Development, Wattpad
  • Elizabeth Minkel, Writer, New Statesman/The Millions
  • Jules Wilkinson, Founder, SuperWiki

Panel moderated by Heidi Tandy, Founder/Essayist, FYeahCopyright

Location: San Diego Comic-Con, Room 14A

Info/Contact: Betsy Rosenblatt,

Professor Rosenblatt Appears at Comic Con



August 10-14, 2015

Schedule details coming soon.

Orientation Resources

Reading Assignments

Please read this assignment PRIOR to Orientation: Garratt v. Dailey

Reading Assignments to be completed PRIOR to your first day of class:

  • Civil Procedure and Torts, Professor Pathak
    Please read the document attached here (Chapters 1 & 2 of Joseph W. Glannon, Andrew M. Perlman, and Peter Raven-Hansen, Civil Procedure: A Coursebook). We will begin to discuss this material in our Torts class on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, and we will continue our discussion in Civil Procedure the next day. You should also bring with you the copy of Garratt v. Dailey that you read for Orientation.
  • Contracts, Professor Cohen:
    Read pp. 35-38 of the casebook [Farnsworth, et al, Contracts: Cases and Materials, 8th ed.]. The first part of the course is spent on a well-known case, the decision in Hamer v. Sidway.
  • Contracts, Professor Chang:
    Week 1, Session 1 (8/18): pp. 2-47 – White v. Benkowski, Sullivan v. O’Connor
    Summers and Hillman, Contract and Related Obligation: Theory, Doctrine, and Practice (6th ed.).
  • The Legal Mind, Professors Kelton, Leary, Pritikin and Rosenblatt
    In preparation for our first class, please write briefly (1-5) sentences about what you hope this course will accomplish for you, personally. Please bring this with you to our first class on August 21, 2014.
  • Torts, Professor Patton
    Assignment 1: Read Epstein, pp. 3-21 [top]
    Assignment 2: Read Epstein, pp. 21-44.
  • Torts, Professor Forman
    Assignment 1: Please read the following pages from the text, Dobbs, Hayden & Bublick,Torts and Compensation: Concise Edition (7th ed.): 3-11; 19-26.
    Assignment 2: Please brief Van Camp v. McAfoos (p.8).
  • Torts, Professor Leary
    When we meet for our Class Simulation on Tuesday during Orientation, I will give you the assignment for our first class.
  • Torts, Professor Pathak
    Please see “Civil Procedure and Torts” above.

Health Insurance

All incoming students are eligible to enroll in a new health insurance plan within 60 days of a “qualifying life event.” Qualifying life events are generally defined as:

  • Loss of coverage (due to job loss, job change, losing coverage from your parent’s health plan etc.; not due to nonpayment)
  • Marriage or divorce
  • Permanent move to a new coverage area
  • Birth or adoption of a child

As a reminder, the Financial Aid Office allocates a portion of your student loan cost-of-living expenses for the cost of health insurance. It is in your financial interest to shop around for a plan that meets your health needs and fits your financial budget.

We encourage you to research health insurance options. The following websites can help you start your research:

Tuition Refund Insurance

It is important that you review and understand Whittier Law School’s Withdrawals Policy. We understand that in the event of a medical withdrawal, the non-refunded portion of tuition can be a financial hardship to many students. Therefore, we are pleased to make Tuition Refund Insurance available to help protect your education investment. Tuition Refund Insurance is an optional program that refunds your tuition, fees, and room/board charges, up to the policy limits, if you are unable to complete the semester due to a medical reason such as illness, accident, or mental health issue. This program complements and enhances our school’s refund policy and we believe students will benefit from this added protection.

For more information please go to



CLEO-RegionsJune 27, 2015 8:00am-June 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) is offering a weekend seminar at Whittier Law School.

The “Achieving Success in the Application Process (ASAP)” Seminar serves to encourage diversity in law school applications. The seminar is open to college juniors, seniors, and graduates from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Topics include:

  • Selecting a law school
  • Drafting an effective personal statement
  • Choosing sources for letters of recommendations
  • Preparation strategies for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • The impact of LSAT scores and Grade Point Averages (GPA) in the selection process
  • The significance of the early application process
  • Debt management and developing credit worthiness
  • Common errors committed by law school applicants

The ASAP seminar will help prospective students understand what is necessary in the law school admissions process, and them to choose the right law school for their specific needs.

To participate in the ASAP Pre-Law Program, you must have at least a 2.7 Grade Point Average and be either a senior in the fall of 2016 OR a college graduate.

For more information go to the CLEO Scholars Website.

Location: Classrooms 1, 9 & 10 Whittier Law School, 3333 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA

Info/Contact: For more information about ASAP, contact Lynda Cevallos



Academic Bootcamp

healthy-person-woman-sportJune 23, 2015 5:00pm-7:00pm

Designed for incoming first-year students, this class covers:

  • What you should expect in law school
  • What will be expected of you
  • What the classroom experience is like
  • What you can do to prepare yourself starting now
  • How to read and brief a case

You’ll also get some experience reading and briefing cases to give you a head start in law school.

Location: Room 9

Info/Contact: Professor William MacDonald, 714.444.4141 ext. 142


Academic Bootcamp

Bar Swearing in Ceremony

case-law-677940_1280June 3, 2015 5:30pm-7:30pm

Those who passed the February 2015 Bar Exam will be sworn in to the State Bar of California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

RSVP requested:
to Arlene by Friday, May 29th at ext. 127
or via, or click the button below to RSVP using our form.

Business attire requested

Location: Kiesel Advocacy Center Courtroom
Whittier Law School
3333 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Reception to follow in Room 1

Info/Contact: Arlene Scoles, 714-444-4141 ext. 127

Bar Swearing in Ceremony