Full-Time Faculty

April E. Frisby

Co-Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation

  • B.A., University of California, Irvine
  • J.D., Whittier Law School, Summa Cum Laude

ASP II Syllabus
BEFUN II Syllabus
LAW I Syllabus
LAW II Syllabus
California Legal Analysis Workshop Syllabus

Contact Information

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Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 146
Fax. 714.444.0855
Academic & Bar Support Services

Prior to joining Whittier Law School as Assistant Director of Academic and Bar Support, April practiced securities law, corporate law, and estate planning in boutique and large law firms in Orange County.

Before joining the school full-time, April taught as an adjunct in courses such as Securities Regulation, Wills & Trusts, and legal writing. She also taught as an adjunct at Western State College of Law. April served as the Chair and Editor-in-Chief of the Business of Law News for the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, as Vice-Chair of Programs and Publications, and as an advisor to the Section. She is a contributing writer to Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and a style editor for various legal publications.

April’s success can be attributed to both her innovative thinking as an attorney and academic excellence while in law school. At Whittier Law School, she served as Research Editor on Whittier Law Review, and graduated summa cum laude, ranking first in her class.

Publications and Programs

  • Co-Author of Chapter 2A, Conversions and Mergers, in Organizing Corporations in California (Cal. CEB 2017)
  • CEB Blog, Should I Form a Corp. or an LLC?
  • CEB Blog, Estate Planning is not just for the Rich and Famous
  • CEB Blog, Blog, but Blog Ethically
  • California Business Law Practitioner, Is Your Client Starting or Expanding a Business? Take These Key Items Into Account (Summer 2016, with Robyn Frick)
  • Riverside Lawyer, Wine Not? One Lawyer’s Journey Through Opening a Family Winery (June 2016).
  • Live Presentation, State Bar of California Annual Meeting (2015), When Deals Go Bad: Drafting Contracts with Litigation in Mind (with Norman Rodich and Jerome Sapiro)