Faculty Biography

Brian Maienschein

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • JD 1994, California Western School of Law
  • BA 1991, University of California, Santa Barbara

Areas of Expertise

Professor Maienschein teaches election law.

Professional Experience

Maienschein has served as the California State Assemblymember for the 77th district since 2012. He is the vice chair of the committees on health and human services and serves on the committees on business, professions and consumer protection; housing and community development; and judiciary. From 2000 to 2008, he served on the San Diego City Council representing the fifth district. He has also served as San Diego’s Commissioner on Homelessness and executive director of Youth Court, a partnership among law enforcement, schools and community groups to get first-time juvenile offenders back on track.

Honors and Affiliations

Maienschein received the 2003 Legislator of the Year Award from the American Planning Association. He twice has been named one of the Top 50 People to Watch in San Diego by San Diego Magazine and was the recipient of the Top 40 under 40 Leadership Award by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine. In 2012, Maienschein received the Channel 10 News Leadership Award and was named one of San Diego’s Top Influentials by The Daily Transcript. He received the 1999 District Attorney’s Crime Victims’ Rights Award for his work with Youth Court.

Fall 2014 Classes

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