Nima Sohi

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Assistant Director, Office of Academic & Bar Success

Professor Sohi teaches first-year Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing (LARAW) and is a faculty member in the Office of Academic & Bar Success. He advises first-year and Directed Study students on a range of issues, including transitioning to the law school learning environment, study strategies, exam preparation, and upper-division course scheduling. As part of the Academic & Bar Success faculty, Professor Sohi also assists with Bar preparation programming.

Prior to joining the Santa Clara Law faculty, Professor Sohi practiced civil litigation for 14 years, specializing in complex commercial litigation and most recently public entity litigation as Deputy County Counsel for the Contra Costa County Counsel’s Office. He also has taught Legal Research, Writing and Moot Court as an adjunct professor at UC Hastings College of the Law.


J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
B.S., University of California, Davis

Areas of Specialization

Civil Litigation
Civil Procedure
Public Entity Law
Legal Analysis & Writing

Affiliations and Honors

Admitted to the State Bar of California, United States District Court, and Ninth Circuit

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Currently Teaching

Legal Research and Writing 2B Spring 2020
Advanced Legal Writing: Bar Exam 7 Spring 2020