Notable Law Alumni

The graduates of California Southern University are a diverse and successful group of accomplished individuals. They represent a wide variety of professions and educational experiences, they also share the challenges of balancing careers, personal lives, and education.

CalSouthern is known for providing an adult approach to higher education. Our goal is to serve the individual needs of our student's lifestyles through online distance learning, providing the individual attention they need to ensure success.

We welcome you to view the profiles of just some of our many outstanding business graduates below.

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Donovan McFarlane, MSL

Visiting Faculty
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Master of Science in Law, ’13

My CalSouthern Experience

I chose the CalSouthern School of Law for my Master of Science in Law degree based on how relevant and well-designed the courses were, as well as the program’s affordability. The professors were knowledgeable and provided friendly and constructive feedback during my studies. Several in particular recognized my research and writing skills and were very encouraging and helpful in that regard, helping me refine my talents. Dean Sampong and Associate Dean Agaton were extremely supportive, friendly and consistently accessible throughout my studies; this may be what was most valuable and memorable from my experience at CalSouthern.


Professional Summary

Professor Donovan A. McFarlane is currently an adjunct professor of marketing in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University where he has taught marketing, strategic leadership, and coaching and influencing skills in the MBA and Master of Science in Leadership programs. Professor McFarlane was elected Adjunct Professor of the Year in December 2014. He is also a part-time assistant professor of business in the College of Business at Westcliff University and an adjunct professor of business administration at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale. In addition, he serves part-time as a faculty member in the MBA program at Frederick Taylor University.

A prodigy of sorts, Professor McFarlane has been teaching since the age of 17. His initial teaching experience was in the social and natural sciences at Church Teachers’ College in Jamaica. He is a graduate of DeCarteret College, where he was introduced to a variety of disciplines that influenced his eclectic approach to education. This influence is still evident in his wide variety of credentials in both mainstream and non-mainstream academic disciplines.

Professor McFarlane is a senior advisory director for the Franklin Publishing Company in Arlington Texas, and a member of several professional and academic organizations including the National Scholars Honor Society (NSHS), the International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration (Sigma Beta Delta), the International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB), the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (CRVP), the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society (Kappa Gamma Pi), the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society, the International Society of Comparative Adult Education (ISCAE), the Society of Marketing Advances (SMA), the International Society of Poets (ISP), and the International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS).

Professor McFarlane has been published in several peer-reviewed and academic journals, and has published several chapters in edited volumes. In 2010, Donovan co-authored the book, The State of Business Schools: Educational and Moral Imperatives for Market Leaders. He also writes poetry in his spare time and has been published in several volumes by the International Library of Poetry/International Society of Poets, receiving the Editor’s Choice Award.

Since earning his MSL from CalSouthern, Donovan has been published in the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (IJCJS), the Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences (JCLS), the Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization, and the Open Ethics and Law Journal, and has written two articles on the implications of China’s tort liability law and labor contract law in the International Journal of Management and Business (IJMB).


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