Rebecca Nieman

Rebecca Nieman
Rebecca Nieman
Law Clinic Attorney
Adjunct Faculty
J.D., DePaul University College of Law;
B.A., University of Minnesota
Phone: (619) 961-4277

Law Clinic Attorney Becky Nieman has experience in various areas of civil legal practice, with the majority of her legal career focused on providing civil legal services to low-income underrepresented populations through her work at legal services organizations.  Nieman most recently has served as Assistant Director of Legal Services at UC San Diego. She also has worked with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program as a managing attorney and with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc., as a program manager, supervising attorney and staff attorney. During her tenure at both nonprofit legal service organizations, Nieman supervised the various San Diego Superior Court legal clinics, with matters ranging from civil restraining orders, domestic violence restraining orders and landlord-tenant disputes. Nieman also took time to start her own legal practice, where she specialized in landlord-tenant issues, bankruptcy, family law, small business contractual disputes.


Nieman has extensive teaching experience and has been an adjunct professor at California Western School of Law, University of California-San Diego Extension Paralegal Program, and Southwestern Community College Paralegal Program. Nieman currently is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the Lawyers Club of San Diego.


Courses include: Small Business Law Center Clinic Seminar, Public Interest Lawyering


  • Tom Jarboe 3L and Jermina Landstrom 3L with Professor Steve Berenson
    August 29, 2014
    Students Jermina Landstrom 3L and Tom Jarboe 3L have been awarded TJSL Veteran’s Clinic Scholarships. Appreciative of the honor Jarboe said,...
  • June 6, 2014
    Monique Rodriguez (3L) has been awarded the Veterans Clinic Alumni Scholarship for the Spring 2014 semester.   “I am sincerely grateful...
  • Lauren Hebl (3L) & Steve Berenson
    January 16, 2014
    Lauren Hebl (3L) has been awarded the Veterans Clinic Alumni Scholarship for the Fall 2013 semester. "It is truly an honor to have been awarded...
    July 11, 2013
    The American Bar Association’s Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division has presented TJSL’s Small Business Law Center (SBLC) with...
  • Dean Hickey Undergraduate student from the University of York in the UK
    June 25, 2013
    Dean Hickey is an undergraduate student from the University of York in the United Kingdom going into his 3rd year in the fall and is currently...