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.


Laura Roopenian, JD

Faculty Mentor, School of Law

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Business and employment issues

Ms. Laura Roopenian has been an active member of the California State Bar since 1997. She began practicing law with a primary focus in litigation with an emphasis on workers’ compensation issues. In 2010, she began working as a consultant, advising individuals and small businesses. Ms. Roopenian has also always had a passion for teaching and began teaching as an adjunct professor in 2000, working at both private universities and community colleges while continuing to practice law. When not practicing law or teaching, Ms. Roopenian enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Her outside interest including reading, attending plays and vacationing.

Educational Background
JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California; BA, University of California, Riverside, California.
Courses Taught
  • MSL 86250 - Property
  • MSD 86760 - Managing Workplace Conflict
  • LAW 85215 Negotiations, Theory and Practice
  • LAW 5125 - Property I
  • LAW 5126 - Property II
  • LAW 5121 - Civil Procedure