Meet the Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Tina Schindler

Director of Bar Preparation
Associate Professor of Academic Support

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

Contact Information

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Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 144
Fax. 714.444.1854
Building One, Room 144

Professor Schindler is an Associate Professor of Academic Support as well as the Director of the Bar Preparation Program. She has a passion for helping students to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in the practice of law. While at Whittier, she has designed curricula and provided instruction in academic support and bar preparation courses. In addition, Professor Schindler has published two books for the essay portion and performance test portion of the California Bar Exam. She has helped Whittier Law School achieve two of its highest bar pass rates since becoming the Director of Bar Preparation for the July 2012 and July 2013 bar exams. In the past, she has also graded and taught classes for bar preparation companies, trained other graders for bar preparation programs, and attended California Bar Exam calibration sessions.

Professor Schindler received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of California, San Diego and her law degree, magna cum laude, from Whittier Law School. She attended Whittier Law School on a full-tuition merit scholarship, where she served as a member of the Whittier Law Review and Moot Court, won a Best Oralist Moot Court award in a competition, was a Teaching Assistant in Legal Writing, was a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Johnson at the California Court of Appeal, and she obtained a Certificate in Intellectual Property. She also successfully taken both the Patent Bar Exam (through the USPTO) and the California Bar Exam. After graduating, Professor Schindler worked in private practice drafting patent applications prior to becoming a member of the Whittier Law School Faculty.

Books and Book Chapters

  • California Performance Test Workbook, Preparation for the Bar Exam (Wolters Kluwer, 2013).
  • Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam (Wolters Kluwer, 2012).
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • ABA Intellectual Property Law Section Member
  • Licensed California State Bar Member
  • Licensed USPTO Patent Agent