Janet M. Bowermaster - California Western
Janet M. Bowermaster
Professor of Law

Janet M. Bowermaster

225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101


J.D. University of Illinois [cum laude]
M.S. University of Illinois [educational psychology]
B.S. Huntington College [education]

Courses Taught
Torts I & II, Children and the Law, Domestic Violence Seminar, Family Law [Course Descriptions]


Involved with drafting and negotiating legislation dealing with family law and domestic violence issues in California, Dean Bowermaster co-authored an amicus brief in the O.J. Simpson custody appeal. She collaborated with psychologist Nancy Johnson, California Western class of 1998, in an empirical study of domestic violence and child custody in the San Diego Family Courts. Preliminary results of the study were presented at the International Conference on Children Exposed to Family Violence and at the Western Psychological Association Conference.

Former academic and research director of the Center for Creative Problem Solving at California Western, Bowermaster is a member of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council and a founding member of the Stopping Gender Violence Task Force at the First Unitarian Church of San Diego. She has provided training on issues of child custody and domestic violence for such diverse groups as battered women's centers, appointment panel minors' counsel, and Immigration and Naturalization Service officers.

After graduating from law school, Bowermaster engaged in private legal practice in Indiana and Illinois.