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.


Erika Iler, JD

Faculty Mentor, Law

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Healthcare law, employment law, criminal law, complex civil litigation, government contracts, trial advocacy
In 2001, Ms. Iler graduated from UCLA with a B.A in Political Science. Ms. Iler attended Notre Dame Law School where she obtained her JD. After law school, Ms. Iler worked briefly as a public defender before accepting an associate position at a firm in Los Angeles. In civil practice, Ms. Iler specialized in complex civil litigation and litigation relating to government contracts and other regulated industries. Ms. Iler enjoys teaching and is looking forward to helping CalSouthern’s law students on their journey.
Educational Background

JD, University of Notre Dame, Indiana; BA Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Courses Taught
  • LAW 5115 - Criminal Law
  • LAW 5117 - Legal Research
  • LAW 5121 - Civil Procedure
  • LAW 5123 - Constitutional Law I
  • LAW 5124 - Constitutional Law II
  • LAW 5135 - Evidence
  • LAW 5199A - Research Project (1-4 Units)
  • MSL 6100 - Criminal Law
  • MSL 86100 - Criminal Law