McGeorge School of Law

Thomas Nussbaum

Adjunct Professor of Law Former Chancellor, California Community Colleges
Thomas J. Nussbaum
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Education

BA, University of California, Los Angeles

JD, California Western

Biography

Professor Nussbaum has taught as an adjunct faculty member at McGeorge School of Law since 2006. Prior to that time he worked for three decades with the California Community Colleges, a state agency that oversees California’s system of public community colleges. He served as Chancellor of the system from 1996 to 2004.

Prior to that time he was an attorney for the agency, serving in a variety of capacities, including Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, and Vice Chancellor for Governmental Affairs. He has extensive experience working in state government with the Legislature, the Governor, and the many executive branch agencies. He has drafted, negotiated, and advocated community college reform legislation; and he has overseen the development of numerous regulations governing the community colleges.

Courses

Introduction to Capital Lawyering