Jacquelyn H. Slotkin
Professor of Law
Director, LL.M. and M.C.L. Programs
for Foreign Lawyers
J.D. University of San Diego
Ph.D. University of Arizona
M.A. West Virginia University [English/secondary education]
B.A. University of Pittsburgh [English/speech]
Courses Taught: Introduction to U.S. Law, the U.S. Legal System, Legal Research, Legal Writing (LL.M./M.C.L.); Introduction to Legal Skills (J.D.)
Professor Slotkin joined the California Western faculty in January 1988. Prior to becoming director of the LL.M./M.C.L. Program for Foreign Lawyers in 1998, she served as director of the Legal Skills Program and as a Legal Skills professor. She developed California Western's Academic Support Program for entering diversity students. Her doctoral research was a cross-cultural study of role conflict experienced by college-educated women. After graduating from law school, Slotkin specialized in civil litigation and immigration law before returning to teaching. When she is not teaching and recruiting students for the graduate program, she is a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and community volunteer.
Introduction to U.S. Law & the U.S. Legal System Fall 2013
- Mother in Law: Work-Life Balance from the Children's Perspective, co-authored and co-edited with Samantha Slotkin Goodman, Vandeplas Publishing (January 2013)
- Sharing the Pants: Essays on Work-Life Balance by Men Married to Lawyers , co-edited with Samantha Slotkin-Goodman, Vandeplas Publishing; (December 2009)
- Rabenmutter and the Glass Ceiling: An Analysis of Role Conflict Experienced by Women Lawyers in Germany Compared with Women Lawyers in the United States, 38 Cal. W. Int'l L.J. 287 (2008).
- It's Harder in Heels: Essays by Women Lawyers Achieving Work-Life Balance, co-authored with Samatha Slotkin-Goodman, Vandeplas Publishing; (July 16, 2007)
- "Should I Have Learned to Cook? Interviews with Women Lawyers Juggling Multiple Roles," 13 Hastings Women's Law Journal 147 (2002).
- "Comma Abuse: A Comma Can Cause Trouble by Its Absence, Its Presence, Its Incorrect Placement," 4 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing 16 (1995); reprinted in Best of Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing 90 (2001).
- "You Really Have Come a Long Way: An Analysis and Comparison of Role Conflict Experienced by Women Attorneys Today and by Educated Women 20 Years Ago," 18 Women's Rights Law Reporter 15 (1996).
- "An Institutional Commitment to Minorities and Diversity: The Evolution of a Law School Academic Support Program," 12 Thomas M. Cooley Law Review 559 (1995).
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