Navigato & Battin, LLP is pleased to announce that partner Michael Battin has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. Mr. Battin will be teaching in the Experiential Advocacy Practicum in Fall, 2019. This unique course – a requirement for all first year law students at USD — entails a combination of large lectures and small-section classes. In the small sections, which Mr. Battin will be teaching, the students will get an opportunity to practice the litigation skills they are being taught. These critical litigation skills will include: conducting a client interview, preparing and conducting (or defending) a deposition, and preparing and conducting a closing argument.
“I am excited to bring what I’ve learned over the years – sometimes the hard way – to a new generation of lawyers.” Mr. Battin noted. “I think the EAP course, with its emphasis on practical skills and active student participation, is an excellent introduction to litigation and a great bridge from the theoretical to the actual practice of law.” Mr. Battin has also taught Secured Transactions at California Western School of Law and, previously, taught several courses in the Paralegal Program at University of California, San Diego. Mr. Battin looks forward to continuing his mentorship of law students and younger lawyers for many years to come.