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TJSL's Adjunct Faculty Honored

Published: April 13, 2012
Adjunct Reception
Adjunct Professors Lea Fields-Bernard, Mike Martindill & Amy Day

Two longtime TJSL adjunct professors were honored at the Adjunct Faculty Reception on April 3 in the 8th floor board room. The annual event honors the law school's invaluable adjunct faculty, all of whom are or have been practicing attorneys.

Professor Richard Muir was honored as the 2011 Adjunct Professor of the Year and, because last year’s event was postponed due to construction at the new campus, Professor Mike Martindill was named Adjunct Professor of the year for 2010.

Professor Martindill, who has been an adjunct at TJSL since 1984, said: “It’s an honor because I’ve had a lot of rewarding experiences while teaching over the years.”

Professor Muir, who has done two stints as an adjunct, one in the 80’s and the second beginning in 1994, said, “This feels good. I like to think I have an impact on students. Some students who were not interested in criminal law told me that after taking my class they were very interested in criminal law. That’s very rewarding.” 

He also said that he once ran into an attorney who was a former student at the Vista Courthouse and the student told him “I still remember the rules you taught me.”

Dead Rudy Hasl and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Eric Mitnick both praised the adjuncts for their dedication and their vital importance to the academic program at the law school.

The event was catered by the Indigo Café, and the adjuncts and full-time professors had a chance to visit with each other in a festive and relaxing atmosphere.