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.


John Bruegger, JSD

Faculty Mentor, Law

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Jurisprudence, philosophy of law, Constitutional law, torts, civil procedure, taxation

John Bruegger is an attorney in the St. Louis metropolitan area, where he practices with the law firm Hawkins, Parnell, Thackston & Young, LLP. He holds a Doctor of Juridical Science degree in Jurisprudence/Philosophy of Law and a Master of Laws from Washington University in St. Louis, a Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University, and a BA from the University of Missouri. Additionally, he is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and California, and has been practicing for 14 years.

Mr. Bruegger loves being a lawyer, but he loves teaching more. He has been teaching online for four years, and hopes to continue for many more. On a personal note, he is married and has six children, ages 20, 17, 15, 13, 11 and 8. He also has five dogs. When he is not teaching, being a lawyer, or being dad, he enjoys reading and playing basketball.

Educational Background

JSD and LLM, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri; JD, Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

Courses Taught
  • LAW 5101 - Introduction to Law
  • LAW 5110A - Torts I
  • LAW 5110B - Torts II
  • LAW 5117 - Legal Research
  • LAW 5121 - Civil Procedure
  • LAW 5123 - Constitutional Law I
  • LAW 5124 - Constitutional Law II
  • MSL 86200 - Torts
  • MSL 86300 - Constitutional Law