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 has won the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching at UCLA School of Law and has been named Professor of the Year at both UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and Vermont Law School. Additionally, based on his approach to teaching and impact on his students, he won UCLA's Distinguished Teaching Award.  His teaching methods have been highlighted in both The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Wall Street Journal. He 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 and develops more efficient methods of studying, comprehending, and writing in the law school environment. Professor Wonsowicz has served as the Chair of the American Association of Law Schools’ Academic Support Section and lectures nationally on bar exam-related topics.

Professor Wonsowicz is the author of a casebook on evidence law and the editor of a bar exam study guide.  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 products liability cases.