Faculty Profiles

Eileen Scallen

Eileen A. Scallen

Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Affairs
Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A. St. Olaf College, 1981
M.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1983
J.D. University of Minnesota School of Law, 1986
UCLA Law Faculty Since 2013

Eileen A. Scallen is Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Affairs and Adjunct Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. 

Associate Dean Scallen received her M.A. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Minnesota Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.  Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima of the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, and then became an associate with Latham & Watkins. 

Scallen began her academic career at the University of California, Hastings College of Law.  She received an “Outstanding Faculty Member Award” in 1992, and served as Associate Academic Dean from 1996-98.  In 2000, Scallen returned to Minnesota for family reasons, joining the faculty at William Mitchell College of Law as Professor of Law.  While back in Minnesota, she did extensive pro bono work for national, state, and local LGBT organizations in addition to expanding her research and teaching interests.

Her current research interests include rethinking theories of evidentiary privilege, and developing new theories of influence in small group and team settings.  She is the primary author of California Evidence Courtroom Manual (with Glen Weissenberger) (published annually by LexisNexis), and Working Together in Law: Teamwork and Small Group Skills for Legal Professionals (with Sophie M. Sparrow and Clifford S. Zimmerman) (Carolina Academic Press, 2014).  She has most recently taught  Evidence, Civil Procedure, and Advocacy.  She has also taught Cross-Cultural Negotiations and Dispute Resolution, Theories of Legal Argumentation & Persuasion, Team Leadership for Lawyers, and Estates and Trusts