CalSouthern Faculty Mentors

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are talented, highly credentialed educators who are also experienced practitioners in the subject areas in which they teach—and they use that practical experience to help learners apply the concepts they learn to current, real-world issues.

A common misconception about online learning is that it is impersonal, that learners are on their own. At CalSouthern, that could not be further from the truth. Faculty mentors get to know their students and provide one-on-one, personalized feedback on their assignments. They are also available by email, phone or Skype to answer their questions or provide any additional support or guidance they might need.

To learn more about CalSouthern’s faculty mentors, their professional and academic backgrounds and research areas of interest, please use the directory below.


Mike Neff, JD

Faculty Mentor, Law

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Ethics (medical and legal), business, mediation

Attorney Neff has been teaching throughout his legal career and has continued to do so in Florida where he now resides. He is certified as a Florida State Mediator at the County Court Level.

Attorney Neff has taught legal subjects at the Pasco-Hernando Community College and was a member of the Legal Advisory Committee for the Paralegal Program.

As a Charter Member of the Bio-Ethics Committee for the Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Pont, Florida, he participated in the Committee’s work and lectured on issues of public interest in the Medical-Ethical-Legal Areas.

He is a twice-published author of Medical-Ethical text material.

As an Educator, Attorney Neff has long been an advocate of Long Distance Learning and feels this is a most important means of achieving education and serves the public at large very well. He is proud of his long service with California Southern University and the contributions to improvement that have been made in a never ending quest to reach for the sky.

Educational Background

JD and BSL Western State University College of Law of San Diego, California; AS Business, Nassau Community College, New York

Courses Taught
  • LAW 5110A - Torts I
  • LAW 5110B - Torts II
  • LAW 5131 - Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • LAW 5132 - Community Property
  • LAW 5134 - Professional Responsibility
  • LAW 5141 - Remedies
  • MSL 6200 - Torts
  • MSL 6400 - Legal Ethics
  • MSL 6450 - Wills, Trusts, and Estates
  • MSL 6500 - Domestic Relations
  • MSL 86200 - Torts
  • MSL 86400 - Legal Ethics
  • MSL 86450 - Wills, Trusts, and Estates
  • MSL 86500 - Domestic Relations