Professor of Law

  • JD, 1982, University of Michigan
  • BA, 1979, Northwestern University

Areas of Expertise

Professor Wonnell teaches and writes in the areas of contracts, jurisprudence, commercial law as well as law and economics.

Professional Experience

Wonnell practiced law in Chicago before joining the USD School of Law faculty in 1984.

Honors and Affiliations

Wonnell was an associate editor of the Michigan Law Review. He was voted professor of the year by USD’s student body in 1993.

Key Works

Wonnell's publications include “The Contractual Disempowerment of Employees” in 46 Stanford Law Review 87 (1993); “The Influential Myth of a Generalized Conflict of Interests Between Labor and Management” in 81 Georgetown Law Journal 39 (1992); and “Problems in the Application of Political Philosophy to Law” in 86 Michigan Law Review 123 (1987).

Fall 2017 Classes

Spring 2018 Classes

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Christopher T. Wonnell headshot

Contact Information

Legal Research Center 313
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-2335

Online Resources

Publications on SSRN


Cecilia Salanger
(619) 260-2320

Open Office Hours

Day of Week Time
Mon 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tue 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wed 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.