Biography

For more than 30 years, Adjunct Professor Richard T. Sakai was assistant professor and co-director of the Law+Plus Program at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Before joining USF, he initially worked in private practice and was then an instructor at New College School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, and UC Hastings College of the Law, where he also directed the Legal Education Opportunity Program. He has taught Torts, Wills, and Trusts; Evidence; Criminal Law; and essay writing. As co-director of the Academic Support Program at USF, Sakai helped students prepare for the study of law and enhance academic performance throughout law school. He has also taught for the Law School Admissions Council and San Francisco Bar Association. Sakai has volunteered to improve minority access to the legal profession for many years.

Education
BA, UC Los Angeles
JD, UC Hastings
Experience
Instructor and Director of the Legal Education Program, UC Hastings College of the Law
Visiting Associate Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law
Instructor, Golden Gate University School of Law
Expertise
Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis
Bar Examinations
Academic Support
Presentations
Presenter, “Destination Law School,” Bar Association of San Francisco College to Law Diversity Program, San Francisco, Calif. (October, November 2010)
Media
"Help Inspire College Students to Make Law School a Destination", BASF Bulletin, 10/01/2011