EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

Juris Doctor.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Master of Public Administration

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT LONG BEACH

Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science-Public Administration

ADMINSTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE COLLEGE OF LAW

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: 2013- current

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE COLLEGE OF LAW

Interim Dean: 2002-2003 & 2008

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE COLLEGE OF LAW

Acting Dean: 2007

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE COLLEGE OF LAW

Associate Dean: 1996-2002 & 2003-2007

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE COLLEGE OF LAW

Director of the Clinical Externship Program: 1991-2001

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE COLLEGE OF LAW: 1990 to present.

Full Professor of Law with tenure.

Courses taught: Uniform Commercial Code, Article 2; Community

Property; Business Organizations; Legal Analysis and Writing; Debtor/Creditor Rights & Duties; Appellate Advocacy; Wills; and California Civil Practice.

Wills and Trusts: ULV Paralegal Program.

Business Law: ULV College of Business & Public Management.

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE COLLEGE OF LAW

 Adjunct Professor of Law teaching UCC Article 2: 1989-1990

CAL POLY UNIVERSITY, POMONA

Lecturer, Grade 6/A in Finance, Real Estate and Law Department,

School of Business Administration. Courses taught included

FRL 201, Legal Environment of Business Transactions, FRL 302,

Legal Environment of Business Organizations, FRL 301, Hotel and

Restaurant Law, and Personal Law.  116 WTU’s taught: 1987-1990.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

SOLE PRACTIONER: Business transactions; estate planning and Probate; appellate advocacy; criminal defense; general civil litigation; and family law: 1980-1998

LAW OFFICES OF PHILIP N. GEPNER, ESQ: 3926 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Ca. Engaged in general civil practice with concentration in corporate and family law: 1978-1980

ARBITRATOR: Served on arbitration panel as arbitrator for civil matters for the Los Angeles Superior Court, East District. Arbitrator on insurance claims involving valuations of collector cars: 1992-2001

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

RESTAURANT: Planned, conceived, built and managed an Italian-themed restaurant called “Pizza Brothers” in San Dimas, California, established in December of 1985 and sold in 1992.

EDITOR: Hot Rod Parts Guide. 2010-2012.

SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE COLLEGE OF LAW: Served on or chaired the following committees: scholarship, admissions, academic standards, diversity, faculty personnel committee, and faculty recruitment committee.

Team Leader for the College of Law on the Campus Diversity Initiative: 2003-2004.

Chair of University Personnel Council from 1993 to 2007.

Chair, Search Committee for Dean of College of Law, 2008.

University’s Budget Advisory Task Force, 2009 – 2010.

University Faculty Development Task Force, 2011-present.

AWARDS

College of Law Professor of the Year/Distinguished Professor recipient or co-recipient: 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2002, and 2005.

Conference Finalist Paper Award: Top five peer-reviewed paper award at 2010 Annual Conference of the Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Palm Springs, California.

PRESENTATIONS

Over a Quarter-century of Jurisprudence: Do We Really Need Moore? February, 2011, Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Palm Springs, California.

But Wait, There’s Moore: A New Paradigm for Establishing a Community Property Interest in Highly Appreciated Personal Property in the Hot Collector Car Market. February, 2010, Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Palm Springs, California.

Effective Cross-Examination: Moderator and presenter at Continuing Legal Education presentation in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hosted by the University of La Verne College of Law’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy, February 9, 2007

Civil Practice – Pointers for the New Attorney:  Keynote speaker at the San Bernardino County Barristers Association in 1998.

Business Law in the 90’s and Beyond . . . Who Owns Whom Now? Keynote speaker at the Southern California Association of Law Libraries conference in 1998 in Palm Springs, California.

Business Start-Ups: How Should Your New Business Look? Presenter at First Annual Inland Empire Latino Business Conference and Expo in Ontario in 1993.

DISSERTATION TOPIC

“A Study to Determine What Drug-Testing Policies Are Likely To be Implemented in California Public High Schools Over the Next Five Years in Light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision In Board of Education v. Earls which Upheld the Constitutionality of a School District’s Policy of Random Suspicionless Drug-Testing of Students Participating in Extra-Curricular Activities.” 2005.

PUBLICATIONS

The Critical Role of Family in Passing the Bar Exam: Teaching Families to Support our Graduates, The Law Teacher (Spring, 2006 at 10)

But Wait There’s Moore: A New Paradigm for Establishing a Community Property Interest in Highly Appreciated Personal Property in the Hot Collector Car Market. “Journal of the Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business.” 17 J.L. BUS. & ETHICS 77 (2011)

MEMBERSHIPS

Advisory Board: Journal of Law, Business, and Ethics.

California Bar

American Bar Association

Los Angeles Bar Association

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Past President of Redlands Chapter of Optimist International