Norman M. Garland
Second Century Chair in Law
Professor of Law



Los Angeles, California


Southwestern Law School
3250 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 213-738-6773
Fax: 213-738-6698



I am married to Melissa Grossan


Here is my son Geoffrey and his daughter, Paige.



And I have two wonderful dogs, Austin and Melina







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Employment and Activities:
  • Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School (since July, 1975). Irwin R. Buchalter Professor of Law, 1992-93; Second Century Chair in Law, 2018-present.
  • Director, Student Extern Program, 1984-94.
  • Director, Vancouver Summer Study Program 1993-96.
  • Faculty Co-advisor, Moot Court Honors Program, 1982-92.
  • Member, Faculty Tenure, Promotion & Retention Committee through 1997.
  • Member, Faculty Recruitment Committee (Chairman, 1977-78).
  • Member, Dean Search Committee.
  • Member, Ad Hoc Minority Recruitment Committee.
  • Member, Financial Aid Committee.
  • Member, Budget Committee.
  • Member and Co-Chair, Self Study Committee, 1991-92.
  • Instructor, Evidence, 1982 to present.
  • Instructor, Trial Advocacy, 1982-2013.
  • Instructor, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, 1989 to present.
  • Instructor, Criminal Law, 1993 to 1996.
  • Instructor, Comparative Criminal Evidence, 1993-96.
  • Instructor, S.C.A.L.E. (skills, evidence, legal bibliography, criminal procedure, civil procedure, concepts,  transactions, and transitions).
  • Instructor, Blended (Hybrid) Evidence, 2011 to present.
  • Advisor and coach to various Moot Court and Interscholastic Trial Advocacy Competition teams 1975 to present.
  • Avid user of TWEN (The West Education Network) virtual classroom Web pages; featured in West Group, 3 Desktop Colleague 2 (1997).
  • Member, AALS Section on Criminal Justice.
  • Participant, ABA Criminal Justice Section's Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence.
  • Deputy District Attorney, Ventura County District Attorney's Office, Misdemeanor Division, Assigned to the Trial Team, Summer, 1986; Felony Trial Division, 1987.
  • Volunteer Investigator, Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney-Client Relations Committee, 1978 to 1985.
  • General Counsel, Better Government Association (Chicago, Illinois) (May, 1974-November, 1974).
  • Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law (September, 1971-January, 1975).
  • Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Northwestern University School of Law (1972-73 academic year).
  • Assistant Dean of Admissions, Northwestern University School of Law (September, 1968-August, 1971).
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law (September, 1968-August, 1971).
  • Director of Admissions and Financial Assistance (Chairman of Faculty Committee on Admissions and Financial Assistance, 1968-72; Committee Member, 1973).
  • Director of College Visitation Program, 1968-72.
  • Chairman, Faculty Legal Assistance Clinic Committee and Director, Student Practice Program, 1972.
  • Instructor, Seminar on International Business Transactions, Fall, 1968.
  • Instructor, Evidence, 1968-74.
  • Instructor, Laboratory Seminar in Procedure, Fall 1968 & 1969.
  • Instructor, Legal Clinic, 1970-72.
  • Instructor, Sales & Secured Transactions, 1970 & 1971.
  • Instructor, Seminar in Federal Criminal Trial Practice, 1972-75.
  • Instructor, Criminal Law Administration (Criminal Procedure), 1972-74.
  • Instructor, coordinator, Clinical Trial Advocacy, 1973.
  • Instructor, Business Law, Northwestern University Graduate School of Management, Program in Accounting, Summer 1969 and 1970.
  • Director and Instructor, Short Course on Trial Evidence, Conducted for the Office of the Regional Counsel, Midwest Region, Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service at Northwestern University School of Law, June, 1969.
  • Instructor, "Proof of Hospital Records," Program of Continuing Legal Education, Illinois State Bar Association, November 1969.
  • Member, American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators.
  • Member, NYSE Arbitration Panel, 1998 to 2007.
  • Member, NASD Arbitration Panel, 2005 to 2007.
  • Member, FINRA Arbitration Panel, 2008 to present.
  • Member of Faculty, AAA 1993 Commercial & Construction Arbitration Training Workshop Series, May and September 1993, May, 1994, Los Angeles Office of AAA.
  • Associate, Howrey & Simon, 1707 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 1965-68 (practice included anti-trust and trade regulation, international trade, criminal and commercial law).
  • Fellow, E. Barrett Prettyman Legal Intern Program, Georgetown University Law Center, 1964-65 (representation of criminal indigents in the trial and appellate courts of the District of Columbia).
  • Admitted to Practice: Illinois and the District of Columbia, 1965; California 1978.



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