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.


John McWilliams, LLM

Faculty Mentor, School of Law

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Estate, trust and gift tax planning, tax, financial and structural implications for business, real estate tax.

John M McWilliams is the founder and shareholder of McWS Law Inc., a professional law corporation where he handles IRS controversy tax issues and business transactions for small business and high net worth individuals. His practice also includes estate, trust and gift tax planning.

John is an attorney and CPA with substantial experience in accounting and taxation. John has advised on tax, financial and structural implications for business and real estate transactions including tax strategies for corporations, private entities, partnerships and limited liability companies.

He earned his Juris Doctorate (JD) from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles and a Masters in Tax Law (LL.M.) from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. He attended The Ohio State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a major in Accounting.

John is a Member of the State Bar of California and Washington State Bar, Member of the U.S. Tax Court and a Certified Public Accountant in both the State of California and State of Washington.

John enjoys travelling, skiing and is an avid college sports fan.

Educational Background
LLM, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California; JD, Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California; BSBA, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Courses Taught
  • LAW 5123 - Constitutional Law I
  • LAW 5124 - Constitutional Law II
  • LAW 5142 - Federal Income Taxation
  • LAW 5144 - Corporate Taxation
  • LAW 85144 - Corporate Taxation
  • MSL 86300 - Constitutional Law
  • MSL 86450 - Wills, Trusts and Estates


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