Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Faculty Profile

Fred A. Galves

Fred A. Galves

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California

B.A., 1983, Colorado College; J.D., Ferguson Human Rights Fellow, 1986, Harvard University; Member, Colorado State Bar



Visiting Professor Fred Galves is an authority on technology in the classroom and the use of computer-generated exhibits in the courtroom. He teaches those specialized courses in those areas at Southwestern in the law school's new Julian C. Dixon Courtroom and Advocacy Center.

Professor Galves focuses on using technology both in pretrial case management and in trials using high-tech graphics to persuade juries, and points out, "Students will be expected to employ the technology tools of the profession if they truly want to become competent 21st century lawyers."

Professor Galves has served on the faculty since 1993, teaching courses in civil procedure, evidence and federal courts. He has also been a visiting professor at Fordham University School of Law and the University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law. He previously taught as a teaching fellow at Harvard College and as a visiting professor in political science at Colorado College where he has also served on the board of trustees.

After completing his law degree, Professor Galves was law clerk for the Hon. John L. Kane, Jr., of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He went on to serve as a litigation associate at the law firm of Holland & Hart in Denver where he handled commercial litigation matters involving financial institutions and was a member of the hiring committee.



"Where the Not So Wild Things Are: Computers in the Courtroom, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Need for Institutional Reform and More Judicial Acceptance," 13 HARVARD JOURNAL OF LAW AND TECHNOLOGY 161 (2000)

"The Discriminatory Impact of Traditional Lending Criteria: An Economic and Moral Critique," 29 SETON HALL LAW REVIEW (1999)

"Might Does Not Make Right: Reforming the Federal Government's D'Oench Duhme and 12 U.S.C. § 1823(e) Superpowers in Failed Bank Litigation," 80 MINNESOTA LAW REVIEW 1323 (June 1996)