Fall SEMESTER, 2016


Tuesday, Oct. 11 Professor Principe Preparing for Law School Raubinger 301
Professor Principe was a law professor at various law schools prior to coming to WPU (he was voted Professor of the Year by the ’96 graduating class at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law). Professor Principe earned his J.D. at the University of Washington School of Law, a Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and in 1993, he was named a Visiting Scholar at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University. His main areas of concentration are Constitutional Law & Theory, Comparative Rights, and International Law. Professor Principe is Director of the WPU Legal Studies Program.
Tuesday, Oct. 25 Tina Difranco The Law School Experience Raubinger 403
Tina graduated from WPU in 2015 as a Legal Studies major before accepting a merit based scholarship to attend Seton Hall Law School, where she is currently a 2L. After her first year of law school, Tina was awarded the Clifford Fellowship (named in honor of the former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Robert L. Clifford) and recently accepted an offer to be a 2017 summer associate with the law firm of McElroy, Deursch, Mulvaney, and Carpenter, LLP.
Thursday, Nov. 3 Daniel O’Brien, Esq. Criminal Law Raubinger 403
Mr. O’Brien participated in the WPU Pre-Law Program before graduating in 2008 and attending St Thomas Law School, where he published a law article (Facebook v. The Florida Bar) in the International Journal of Law & Public Policy and was honored with the Outstanding Public Service Award. Currently, Daniel works for the New Jersey Public Defender’s Division of Mental Health Advocacy, concentrating on adult guardianship and representation of mentally ill children. In December 2014, he was honored as the Public Defender of the month.
Tuesday, Nov. 15 Frank Williams, Esq. Civil Law Practice Raubinger 403
Mr. Williams participated in the WPU Pre-Law Program and Cambridge Program before attending Stetson University Law School, where he received the Blews Award for Pro Bono Service. He then accepted a scholarship to attend Stetson’s LLM program in Elder Law, where he graduated and was a teaching fellow in the Elder Law Center before starting his own New Jersey law firm.

Please contact Professor Michael Luis Principe,
Director of the WPU Legal Studies Program, for more information.

  The WPU Pre-Law Program and Workshops are
open to the entire University community.