Faculty Profiles

Pavel Wonsowicz

Pavel Wonsowicz

Lecturer in Law
Director, Academic Support Program
B.A. Yale, 1988
J.D. Boston University, 1992
UCLA Law faculty since 2008

Pavel Wonsowicz’s teaching methods have been highlighted in both The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Wall Street Journal. He has won the Professor of the Year award at three law schools (UCLA, UNLV, and Vermont Law School) as well as the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching at UCLA School of Law. In recognition of his unique approach to teaching and positive impact on his students, he was awarded UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor at the university.

Professor Wonsowicz is the Director of UCLA School of Law’s Academic Support Program and teaches Evidence and Constitutional Law I. Through a comprehensive network of presentations, tutorials, and workshops designed to stimulate learning and amplify the classroom experience, the Academic Support Program enhances students’ learning skills by developing individualized and efficient methods of studying, comprehending, and writing in the law school environment. Professor Wonsowicz has served as both the President of the Association of Academic Support Educators and as the Chair of the American Association of Law Schools’ Academic Support Section.

Professor Wonsowicz is the author of a casebook on evidence law and lectures nationally on bar exam-related topics. His research interests focus on evidence law, products liability, legal education, and the bar exam. Prior to becoming a professor, he practiced law in Boston, Massachusetts, as a trial attorney specializing in toxic tort and product liability cases.