Aspen Publishing

Fundamentals of U.S. Law

William Fernholz, Jodi Collova


  • ISBN: 9781543829525

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 1/31/2022
    Copyright: 2022
    Pages: 550
    Connected eBook + Print Book: 9781543829525
    Connected eBook: 9781543857252
    eBook: 9781543829556

  • Author Information

    William Fernholz

    William H.D. Fernholz, who goes by &"Bill,” has taught at U.C. Berkeley, School of Law for twenty years. He has devoted his professional career to three missions.

    First, Bill has taught Fundamentals of U.S. Law, the introductory substantive law course for LL.M. students, for over a decade. In that time, he has been the first teacher for more than 1,000 LL.M. students and introduced those talented international lawyers to the successes and failures of the American system of governance and the common-law method of case analysis.

    Second, Bill has educated a generation of domestic J.D. students in the skills of legal writing and oral advocacy, primarily through the upper-level course, Appellate Advocacy. Bill also supervised the competitions program at Berkeley Law until 2018.

    Third, Bill teaches lawyering for social justice. He co-directs the Ninth Circuit Practicum, in which J.D. students represent indigent clients in asylum and civil rights cases before the largest federal appellate circuit in the nation. He has previously taught social justice courses, such as Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights Litigation.

    Before teaching at Berkeley Law, Bill practiced civil rights and poverty law at several Bay Area law firms and nonprofits. Bill is a 1993 graduate of Berkeley Law, where he served as senior executive editor of the law review.

    Jodi Collova

    Jodi L. Collova is a Professor of Legal Writing and the Director of LL.M. Legal Writing at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She leads a faculty of experienced legal writing instructors who teach foreign-trained LL.M. students common law legal analysis and the U.S. style of legal writing. She teaches Fundamentals of U.S. Law (the introductory course for foreign-trained LL.M. students), LL.M. Legal Research and Writing, LL.M. Advanced Legal Writing, and LL.M. Capstone Writing Workshop.

    Prior to joining Berkeley Law in 2017, Professor Collova taught as an adjunct professor and worked as a research librarian at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, the University of San Francisco School of Law, and Golden Gate University School of Law. She also taught legal writing as a visiting professor to LL.M. students at the East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai. Prior to transitioning to an academic career, she practiced plaintiff’s-side employment law with a private firm in San Francisco. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the Legal Writing Institute, and the Association of Legal Writing Directors.

    Professor Collova holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, an M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University, and a B.A. in English and Dance from Carleton College.

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