Yvonne Ekern

Associate Clinical Professor

Yvonne Ekern has extensive experience in the field of legal analysis, research, and writing as a teacher and an author. She has taught Legal Research and Writing for over 20 years, joining the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 2003. She publishes legal textbooks with co-author Joanne Banker-Hames. The fifth edition of their Introduction to Law text was released in  2014 (the Chinese edition of this text was published in 2010) and the second edition of their Constitutional Law: Principles and Practices text was released in 2013. The fourth edition of their Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing—an Integrated Approach was released in 2014.


J.D., University of Idaho School of Law

Secondary Teaching Credential, University of California, Davis

B.A., University of California, Davis

Areas of Specialization

California Bar Preparation

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