Born and raised in Texas, Professor Black has taught Legal Skills for
over 14 years, variously at University of San Diego, California
Western, Roger Williams School of Law, and now again at California
Western. A double University of Texas graduate (B.S. In Communications,
1982; J.D. 1985), Professor Black initially practiced law in Dallas,
Texas, first as a litigation attorney with the firm of Bliss &
Hughes and later as an attorney with the United States Environmental
Protection Agency, Region VI.
Characterizing Texas as a "great place to be from," Professor Black
"packed up the truck" and moved to San Diego in 1987. When not teaching
law, Professor Black devotes her time to the important task of raising
her teenage daughter; the quixotic task of raising her husband of 26
years; volunteering for the Citizens Diplomacy Council; counseling
victims of wildfire (having survived one herself); serving on the
Anatomical Advisory Board for the UCSD School of Medicine; organizing
and administering her religious congregation; and following her newest
addiction — international soccer.
For several years Professor Black tutored aspiring lawyers taking the
Bar Exam; she helped create the CWSL Bar Exam preparation class, and
she currently teaches the CWSL Introduction to Legal Skills course.