Rebecca Nieman

Rebecca Nieman
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Director of Community Economic Development Clinic
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

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty is highly prolific in the field of legal scholarship and our professors are in demand as speakers and panelists at legal events in the U.S. and abroad.

TJSL Hosts ABA Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Forum

February 20, 2015

On Thursday, February 12, 2015, the TJSL Community Economic Development Clinic, Career Services, and the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and...

Tom Jarboe 3L and Jermina Landstrom 3L with Professor Steve Berenson

Veterans Clinic Scholarship Awardees Jermina Landstrom 3L and Tom Jarboe 3L

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, “...

Congratulations to TJSL's Veterans Clinic Scholarship Recipient

June 6, 2014

Monique Rodriguez (3L) has been awarded the Veterans Clinic Alumni Scholarship for the Spring 2014 semester.

“I am sincerely grateful and...

Lauren Hebl (3L) & Steve Berenson

Congratulations to TJSL's Veterans Clinic Scholarship Recipient

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...


TJSL’s Small Business Law Center Receives Major Award from the ABA

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 the...