Howard Shore

Howard Shore
Phone: (619) 531-3223

Beth Scott
(619) 260-4019

Adjunct Law Professor

  • LLM, 1973, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • JD, 1972, University of San Diego
  • BS, 1969, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Judge Shore received his JD from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1972 and then obtained a LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Certificate from Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands. Before being appointed a judge by Governor George Deukmejian in 1990, Professor Shore spent 16 years as a deputy district attorney and prosecuted several hundred cases, many involving psychiatric and other expert evidence. Judge Shore also served in the training division and lectured to deputies on evidentiary and psychiatric issues. Judge Shore has published articles on international law, polygraph, death penalty, and paper crimes, and he has served on the faculty of the California Judicial College, which conducts a training program for new judges.

Professional Experience

Shore works on the San Diego Superior Court, where he has presided over hundreds of criminal jury trials. He has also served as the court's Criminal Law and Motion judge, hearing various pre-trial motions filed by the parties. Shore has also presided over the court's mental health calendar, dealing with criminal mental health issues, as well as conservatorship cases, and has served on the court's Appellate Panel, which hears certain civil and criminal appeals.
Judge Shore developed the Scientific Evidence course that he currently teaches in 1980.

Honors and Affiliations

Shore graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the San Diego Law Review. He is a member of the Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court.