On Thursday, February 12, 2015, the TJSL Community Economic Development Clinic, Career Services, and the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and...
Professor Nieman has experience in various areas of legal practice, with her most recent being a focus on small and micro business formation, management and ethical considerations in business operation. A majority of her legal career focused on providing legal services to underserved and marginalized populations through her work at preeminent legal services organizations. She served as Managing Attorney with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, and as Pro Bono Program Manager and Staff Attorney with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. During her tenure at both nonprofit legal service organizations, Nieman supervised the San Diego Superior Court legal clinics, with matters ranging from civil restraining orders, domestic violence restraining orders and landlord-tenant disputes. While at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc., Nieman began a new program assisting non-profits in their business formation and management efforts, along with securing tax exemption for those nonprofits. During the course of her career, Nieman also took time to start her own business, as a solo practitioner, where she specialized in small business contractual disputes, landlord-tenant issues, bankruptcy, and family law. Immediately before joining the TJSL faculty, Nieman served as Assistant Director of Legal Services at the University of California-San Diego.
Professor Nieman’s expertise and research involve small business management, formation, and ethics; nonprofit governance and formation; access to justice with an emphasis on nonprofits and micro businesses; public interest lawyering; community economic development; and clinical legal education.
Courses include: Small Business Law Center Clinic Seminar and Fieldwork, Public Interest Lawyering (upper level writing course)