While a student at California Western, Professor Vavasour served as the Editor-in-Chief of the California Western Law Review. During law school, he also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District Court of California and as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office here in San Diego. Before law school, Professor Vavasour studied history at the University of California San Diego, and taught history, literature, philosophy, and persuasive writing for several years in the Revelle Humanities Program there.
After graduating from California Western in 2014 and joining the California Bar, Professor Vavasour was in private practice here in San Diego as a civil litigator. During that time, he represented diverse clients in a broad variety of cases, ranging from employment disputes involving unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, to cases involving personal injury, legal and medical malpractice, breaches of contract, fraud, consumer protection, putative class actions, administrative proceedings, and other matters. While in practice, Professor Vavasour was an adjunct professor at California Western teaching a seminar on principles and practices of legal scholarship and served on California Western’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.