Richard J. Wharton
Adjunct Professor of Law
- JD, 1973, University of San Diego
- BA, 1966, University of Dayton
Areas of Expertise
Professor Wharton teaches in the area of trail advocacy and environmental litigation and is a supervising attorney for USD's Environmental Clinic.
Wharton practiced environmental law and civil litigation before being hired to direct the USD Environmental Law Clinic. Since that time he has directed the Environmental Law Clinic and taught civil practice, lawyering skills, environmental law, international environmental law, and the practicum. In 1987, he founded the USD National Mock Trial Team, which has achieved national prominence.
Wharton's publications include California Civil Trialbook (with Haydock and Sonsteng) (West Publishing, 1990).