School of Law Faculty

School of Law Faculty

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Law are skilled, practicing attorneys as well as dedicated, responsive and highly credentialed educators.

They will be there for you—via phone, email or Skype—to answer any questions you may have and to help you master the course material. And, equally important, they will help you take the concepts you learn and apply them to resolve challenges commonly faced in legal practice today.

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are positive, encouraging and supportive—and entirely dedicated to your academic and professional success.


Leonardo Canseco, JD

Faculty Mentor, Law

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Federal income taxation, corporate tax

Mr. Canseco is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He is also a Practitioner Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches Federal Taxation Policy. He is admitted to the Maryland Court of Appeals and The United States Tax Court.

As a CPA, Certified Financial Planner and Attorney, Leonardo A. Canseco has over twenty years of experience in researching and providing creative solutions to complicated business and individual tax cases. He has represented clients involved in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and State/Local tax authorities. Mr. Canseco helped form a coalition that drafted proposed tax legislation leading to the inclusion of retirement planning provisions in Section 665 of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001.

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Educational Background

JD Business Law, University of Baltimore, Maryland; MS Taxation, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.; BS Business and Management / Accounting, University of Maryland, University College, College Park.

Courses Taught
  • LAW 5101 - Introduction to Law
  • LAW 5133 - Business Associations
  • LAW 5142 - Federal Income Taxation
  • LAW 5144 - Corporate Taxation
  • LAW 5199 - Research Project (1-4 Units)
  • LAW 5199A - Research Project (1-4 Units)
  • MSL 6350 - Business Associations
  • MSL 86350 - Business Associations


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