Jackie Gardina is the Dean of the Colleges of Law with campuses in Santa Barbara and Ventura.
Dean Gardina has written extensively about bankruptcy, civil procedure, tribal law, and constitutional issues related to the LGBTQ community. She was involved in the don’t ask don’t tell repeal efforts as well as the effort to secure marriage equality in Vermont. You can find her writings in scholarly journals, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Post. She recently completed an Ed.D. in Higher Education Management at University of Pennsylvania.
Before attending law school, Gardina received an MSW and worked as an outpatient clinical social worker. Six years later, she graduated magna cum laude from Boston College Law School. Upon graduation, she clerked for Chief Judge William Young of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and then for the Honorable Levin Campbell of the First Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, she was an associate at the Boston firm of Choate, Hall, and Stewart, where she practiced in the commercial litigation department.
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