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Dr. Mike Vitiello

Distinguished Professor and Scholar, Director, Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, McGeorge School of Law

West Publishing Company recently accepted Professor of Law Mike Vitiello's proposal to publish a series of simulation exercise books. The working title for the series is the Simulation Series: A Bridge to Practice. The books will supplement traditional casebooks in courses across the curriculum, and are designed to let students see how abstract legal rules work in practice. Vitiello has already completed the first book in the series on Criminal Procedure, and is writing the second book about Civil Procedure now. Distinguished Professor & Scholar John Sprankling has a contract in the series for a book about Property Law, and other Pacific McGeorge faculty are considering titles in their subjects.

This timely book series is responsive to the call to action by the Carnegie Report for more attention to the second apprenticeship and the demands that young lawyers have greater practical skills. An amusing note to this important work is that the people that appear in the lineup photos for the Criminal Procedure book are Vitiello's McGeorge School of Law colleagues.