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.


Karen Crandall, JD

Faculty Mentor, School of Law

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Criminal justice, family law

Karen Crandall is an attorney who was admitted to the New York State bar in June of 1987. Ms. Crandall served as the confidential law clerk to a County Court Judge where she conducted legal research, drafted decisions and conference cases on behalf of the judge. After eight years as confidential law clerk, Ms. Crandall worked independently to represent indigent defendants charged with felonies. In addition to criminal defense work, Ms. Crandall works extensively with people in crisis in Family Court. Her true passion is serving the underprivileged client- whether the client is someone charged with a felony or is a child in need.

Ms. Crandall has two daughters who are pursuing their educational passions and two adorable dogs and two cats. In her spare time, Ms. Crandall travels extensively with her family. She loves immersing herself in different cultures around the world.

Educational Background
JD, Albany Law School, Albany, New York, Western New England School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts; BA, College of St. Rose, Albany, New York.
Courses Taught
  • LAW 5115 - Criminal Law
  • MSL 86100 - Criminal Law


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