Resources for Mastering APA Style

APA Manual

The rules of APA Style, as detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, have been the bane of many graduate students’ existence. The can seem maddeningly nit-picky. Arbitrary. Perhaps, at times, even contradictory. If APA Style is causing you aggravation, take a … [Read more...]

A Moment of Clarity: The Journey Continues

Freddie Williams, MA

[The following is a short excerpt from A Moment of Clarity: The Journey Continues, written by Freddie Williams, a 2012 graduate of CalSouthern’s Master of Arts in Psychology program. Freddie is a gifted mental health clinician, specializing in addiction counseling, and the founder of Shifting Gears, … [Read more...]

Legal Affairs: A Conversation with Mike Neff

Supreme Court of California

Earlier this year, Mike Neff, of CalSouthern’s School of Law, was named CalSouthern Faculty Mentor of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2014. According to Stephnie Hopple, the director of CalSouthern’s Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, it was his flexibility and keen interest in his … [Read more...]

Research and Scholarly Writing: Beyond the Paper

Dr. Eileen Paniagua

Research and scholarly writing can be highly rewarding for the professional and the graduate student alike. It is a gateway for communicating and sharing knowledge in a way that transcends time. For many, conducting research seems a daunting task, but the rich reward one experiences at the end of … [Read more...]

A Renaissance Man for the Digital Age

Christian Hessler

CalSouthern MBA learner Christian Hessler is an extraordinary man, in the term’s most literal sense. The founder and CEO of user-authentication company LiveEnsure, he also mans the helm of ThereHear, a crowd-sourced API for maps, games and social networks. He has held executive positions with … [Read more...]

Ten Tips for Passing the California Bar Examination

10 tips for passing the California Bar Exam

Nationwide, bar examinations are getting tougher. There’s no doubt about it. And for many years now, the hardest to pass in the U.S. has been in California Bar Exam. That may be even more the case in 2015, with the addition of new subjects and the revision of several others. So, should you think … [Read more...]

Assessment Alert: Assessment 101


In the last decade or so, there has been a nationwide shift from teacher-centered education, to learner-centered education. In the learner-centered model, the focus is on outputs: the knowledge students actually acquire and the skills, competencies or abilities they develop.  Oversimplified, it … [Read more...]