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Floralynn Einesman

Professor of Law

J.D. Boston University
B.A. McGill University [honors, history]
619-525-1451
Mediation Clinic, Criminal Procedure I & II, Evidence, Internship Seminar

After law school, Professor Einesman's ambition to become a criminal defense lawyer brought her to San Diego, where she began her career as a trial attorney at Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. She then moved on to solo legal practice, handling complex civil litigation at the San Diego law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, and visiting at the University of San Diego School of Law as a clinical professor.

Prof. Einesman’s litigation experience led her to teaching courses in Criminal Procedure and Evidence.  She also teaches the Mediation Clinic, which she created with Prof. Linda Morton. Students enrolled in this Clinic mediate actual cases in Small Claims Court and Juvenile Hall.  The Mediation Clinic was recognized in 2012 with the Center for Civic Mediation’s Louis M. Brown Conflict Prevention Award,

Einesman's publications concentrate on issues in criminal procedure; including the constitutionality of student drug testing; the interaction of Miranda and culture as well as the constitutionality of grand jury subpoenas for blood. Additionally, she has written several articles about the Mediation Clinic she co-founded with Professor Linda Morton

Professor Einesman is a trained mediator who mediates disputes at various locations throughout San Diego.

Book Chapters

  • Floralynn Einesman, Motions to Suppress Statements Pursuant to Miranda v. Arizona and The Due Process Clause, in Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense 559 (3d ed. 2010).
  • Floralynn Einesman, Motions to Suppress Statements Pursuant to Miranda v. Arizona and The Due Process Clause, in Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense 347 (2d ed. 2007).

Law Review Articles

  • Floralynn Einesman, Drug Testing Students in California – Does it Violate the State Constitution?, 47 San Diego L. Rev. 681 (2010). 
  • Floralynn Einesman, Drug Testing of Students: A Legal and Public Health Perspective, 23 J. Contemp. Health L. & Pol’y 231 (2007).