Richard E. Custin

Clinical Professor of Business Law and Ethics
Richard E. Custin
(619) 260-4854
Office Location
Alcala West, Coronado 216
  • LLM, University of San Diego School of Law (cum laude), Business and Corporate Law
  • JD, Drake University Law School, Hathaway Kemper Insurance Law Fellow
  • MEd, Carthage College, Social Science
  • BA, Carthage College (magna cum laude), Business Administration and Public Management
Areas of Expertise
Social And Legal Research

Selected Publications

  • Debt Cancellation in the Age of Mortgage Foreclosures, Real Estate Taxation
  • The Mensing Conundrum: Litigating Generic Drug Injuries in California (Featured Article), California Business Practice
  • Discipline Based Instruction In Business Law, Journal of Instructional Pedagogies
  • The Golden Standard? California as a Model for National Medical Malpractice Tort Reform, Journal of Law, Business & Ethics
  • Developing Sustainable Learning Communities Through Blogging, Journal of Instructional Pedagogies


Richard E. Custin exercises a practical approach to teaching based upon his experience as owner and manager of a law office and as a litigation attorney. As a member of the California Bar Association and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America he was appointed to a judge pro-tem assignment in Los Angeles, California. He served as a judicial law clerk in the Iowa District Court and was the recipient of the Hathaway Kemper Insurance Law Fellowship. Custin holds active bar memberships in California and Illinois. He is further admitted to practice law before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, The United States Court of Federal Claims, The United States Court of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit and United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of California and Southern District of California. 


School of Business Administration Faculty Service Award (2014)

San Diego County, The Daily Transcript, Top Attorney (Academic) (2014)

School of Business Administration Faculty Teaching Award (2012)

School of Business Administration Faculty Innovative Undergraduate Business Educator (2010)