Meet the Staff

Sara Berman
Sara J. Berman
Assistant Dean of Academic Support and Bar Support
Contact: 714.444.4141 ×143
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Building One, Room 143

B.A., University of California Santa Barbara
J.D., University of California Los Angeles

Professor Berman has lectured nationwide for a number of commercial bar reviews for more than two decades, preparing students for both substantive and skills portions of the bar exam. Along with UCLA Law Professor Paul Bergman, Berman co-authored The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System, and Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case, both published by – and both of which are excellent introductory resources for law students who want to learn more about civil litigation and about the criminal justice system. Berman has also published numerous articles and study guides, and she blogs regularly about law school and bar exam success. This Fall, the ABA will publish a bar exam preparation text Professor Berman has recently authored, along with a companion teacher’s edition manual.

Tina Schindler
Tina Schindler
Director of Bar Preparation
Associate Professor of Academic Support
Contact: 714.444.4141 ×144
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Building One, Room 144

B.S., University of California, San Diego
J.D., Whittier Law School, magna cum laude

Professor Schindler has a passion for helping students to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in the practice of law. For the past five years, she has designed curricula and provided instruction in academic support and bar preparation courses at Whittier Law School. In addition, Professor Schindler has contracted to write two books for the essay portion and performance test portion of the California Bar Exam. She has also graded for a bar preparation company, trained other graders for bar preparation programs, and attended the California Bar Exam calibration session.

A. Bradford Anderson
A. Bradford Anderson
Academic Support & Bar Program Manager
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Building One, Room 141

B.A., University of New Hampshire, Durham

Brad Anderson came to Whittier Law School in the Summer of 2012 after spending the previous eight years working in a registrar capacity at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. With a passion for student services, problem solving, event planning, and office/project management, Brad has integrated his higher education and student service experience with his call center and office managerial experience while employed with Tele-publishing Inc., a branch division of the Boston Phoenix Newspaper Group, to be an effective team member in Whittier Law School’s Bar and Academic Support Services Office. In his spare time Brad is an avid music collector, long distance cyclist and a diehard English and Spanish Football fanatic.