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Three Outstanding Faculty Members Appointed

Three Outstanding Faculty Members Appointed at Whittier Law School

Whittier Law School proudly welcomes three new full-time faculty members in Fall 2012, each holding impressive professional and academic credentials.

Paul G. Arshagouni (Visiting Assistant Professor of Law)

B.A., University of California Los Angeles, summa cum laude
M.D., University of California Irvine College of Medicine
M.P.H., University of California Los Angeles
J.D., UCLA School of Law

Paul G. Arshagouni began his career in legal academics in 2002 at the University of Houston Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute. In 2003, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University College of Law, where he taught various health law related courses as well as Contracts and Property. Before entering legal academics, he practiced law as an associate with the health care practice groups first at Foley & Lardner and then at Sidley Austin. Prior to his legal career, Professor Arshagouni practiced as a pediatrician. He served as an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine.

Professor Arshagouni’s scholarship focuses on health law and policy, especially as it relates to children and families. At Whittier Law, he will be teaching Property and Health Law.

Rishi Batra (Visiting Assistant Professor of Law)

B.S., University of California Berkeley, honors
B.A. University of California Berkeley, high honors
J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude

Rishi Batra joins the Whittier faculty in 2012 as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Professor Batra’s scholarship focuses on Alternative Dispute Resolution, and in particular applying dispute resolution perspectives to novel fields such as election law.

Before coming to Whittier Law School, he was the Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. At Moritz, Professor Batra taught Mediation and Negotiation courses and supervised students mediating hundreds of cases, including small claims, landlord-tenant, and criminal matters. He is the co-founder and was the first director of the Ohio State Student Mediation Program. Immediately before joining Moritz, he worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.

Professor Batra earned his J.D from Harvard Law School, where he served as Training Director for the Harvard Mediation Program and as a teaching assistant in Harvard’s Program on Negotiation. He did his undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. degree in Cognitive Science. He is a member of the California Bar.

At Whittier Law School, he will be teaching Property and Negotiation.

Stewart Chang (Assistant Professor of Law)

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Stanford University
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Professor Chang joined the Whittier Law School faculty in 2011 as a Visiting Assistant Professor and was appointed to the tenure track faculty in 2012. He comes to law teaching after ten years of practice as a Staff Attorney at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, where he specialized in domestic violence, immigration, and family law. He teaches Contracts and Immigration Law.

Professor Chang’s scholarship applies Critical Race Studies analyses to immigration, family, and Constitutional law to argue that contemporary Asian American identity has coalesced around imagined legal idealizations of citizenship, sexuality, and family.