Full-time and regular faculty includes full-time teaching faculty and administrators, and faculty and administrators with part-time teaching loads and other institutional responsibilities. All faculty are involved in daily campus life. Teaching faculty have completed a full interview process or may be a Dean’s appointment.
Associate Professor Adeline Allen received her B.S. in Physical Anthropology from UCLA, cum laude, and her J.D. from Regent University School of Law in the honors track. She served as the Executive Editor of the Regent University Law Review. Professor Allen teaches Contracts and Torts. Professor Allen has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow with Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and is on sabbatical leave during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Associate Professor Dana Clark received his B.A. in History/Political Science from Point Loma College and his J.D. from Western State University College of Law. Professor Clark taught on an adjunct basis at Western State University College of Law as well as at Trinity before joining the full time faculty in 2013. He was named Associate Dean in 2016. He is an experienced general civil litigation and appellate attorney. Professor Clark teaches Torts, Remedies, and Civil Litigation Skills and Negotiations. He also serves as Faculty Advisor to Trinity’s Federalist Society chapter and its Scholar Program.
R. Neil Rodgers
Visiting Professor R. Neil Rodgers received his B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and his J.D. from Western State University College of Law. He practiced law privately in areas of bankruptcy, Chapter 11 reorganizations, workouts and debtor-creditor law. Professor Rodgers has represented clients in all facets of bankruptcy practice, including service as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustee and counsel to trustees. He formed and advised business entities and handled business litigation in state and federal courts in addition to advising corporations on merger and acquisition matters and representing corporations in securities matters. Professor Rodgers also handled family law matters and served as special bankruptcy to the Orange County Tax Collector. Professor Rodgers taught at Trinity as an adjunct professor from 2001 until 2015 when he joined the full time faculty. He has taught Business Organizations, Constitutional Law, Torts, Contracts, Professional Responsibility, Criminal Procedure, and Community Property. Professor Rodgers also coaches Trinity’s interscholastic Moot Court team and provides consulting to Trinity alumni who are building bankruptcy practices.
Assistant Professor Katelin Schwartz received her B.A. in Journalism from Pepperdine University and her J.D. from Chapman University Fowler School of Law. She served as Articles Editor of the Chapman Law Review and received graduate excellence awards in negotiations and mediation advocacy. Professor Schwartz is the director of Trinity’s legal research and writing program and also serves as Trinity’s Law Review Faculty Advisor.
Assistant Professor Joy Statler received her J.D. from Trinity Law School. Professor Statler directs Trinity’s academic support programs. She is also the Director of the Trinity Law Clinics and serves as an instructor and advisor to faculty and students involved in Trinity’s clinical programs.
Professor Myron Steeves received his B.A. in Intercultural Studies from Biola University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to attending law school, Professor Steeves served as a missionary in Middle East and India. His law practice is concentrated in transactional work for nonprofit clients and general business litigation. Professor Steeves began teaching at Trinity’s predecessor law school, Simon Greenleaf School of Law, in 1992, became the Director of Development and Alumni Relations in 2008, and served as Dean of Trinity Law School from 2010 to 2016. Professor Steeves has taught classes in a variety of subjects and currently concentrates his teaching in the area of Constitutional Law.