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.


Sabrina Montalvo, JD

Faculty Mentor, Law

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Construction defect, real property, contracts, intellectual property, personal injury, alternative dispute resolution, civil litigation

Sabrina Montalvo obtained her B.A. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara before going on to earn her J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. During law school, Ms. Montalvo interned with the United Farm Workers of America and the Dependency Court. She also worked as a research assistant for a professor and had a externship with the Los Angeles City Attorney.

After law school, Ms. Montalvo worked briefly in the areas of bankruptcy and immigration before moving to San Diego to work for the San Diego County Bureau of Child Support. She then made the shift to civil litigation, primary in the areas of construction defect litigation, contracts, and personal injury. Currently Ms. Montalvo is an independent contract attorney, as well as a research associate for University of California, San Diego.

Ms. Montalvo is eager to share her experiences with and assist future attorneys in their endeavors.

Educational Background

JD, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; BA English, University of California, Santa Barbara

Courses Taught
  • LAW 5167 - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • MSL 6650 - Intellectual Property
  • MSL 86650 - Intellectual Property


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