Meet the Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Sara J. Berman

Assistant Dean of Academic Support and Bar Support

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

Contact Information

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Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 143
Fax. 714.444.0855
Building One, Room 143

A pioneer in online legal education, Sara Berman has been a professor of law since 1998. Professor Berman came to Whittier Law School as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2011, and has been teaching Legal Analysis Workshop and working with Professor Tina Schindler in Bar Support.

Sara Berman is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law. Her courses include criminal law and procedure, torts, contracts, business associations, remedies, and community property, as well as legal analysis, writing, study skills and bar exam success seminars. 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 http://www.nolo.com –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.

PASS THE BAR EXAM: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO REACHING ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS, (American Bar Association, to be published Fall 2013).

THE CRIMINAL LAW HANDBOOK: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS, SURVIVE THE SYSTEM, (Nolo.com 13th ed. 2013) co-authored with UCLA Law Professor Paul Bergman.

REPRESENT YOURSELF IN COURT: HOW TO PREPARE AND TRY A WINNING CASE, (Nolo.com 7th ed. 2010) co-authored with UCLA Law Professor Paul Bergman.

Articles: Numerous law-related articles and bar exam model answers published from 1993-2008 in journals including: Los Angeles Daily Journal, CA Bar Journal, Nolo News, Apartment Management Magazine, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, Preventive Law Reporter.

Audio tape: CLE lecture for California State Bar Section Education Institute, LAWYERS SUPERVISING LAWYERS, 1994.