Résumé

B A R R Y      S.     M O R I N A K A

Place of Residence:  Los AngelesCalifornia

 


Teaching Interests:   
Legal Studies, Immigration, and
Information and Educational Technology


Research Interests:
 
Online learning theory & teaching, Legal Immigration Issues,  and
Information Technology 

 

EDUCATION

Southwestern University,   JD
School of Law
General Legal Studies

(URL Link:  http://www.swlaw.edu/main.html )
Los Angeles, California   May 1977

University of Nebraska-Lincoln,   PhD [Candidate]
Teachers College
Educational Leadership & Higher Education
(URL Link:  Doctoral Distance/Distributed Education Program )
Proposed Dissertation:   Higher Education and U.S. Immigration Law & Policy
Coursework and Comprehensive Examinations completed
Lincoln, Nebraska  (May 2001 - present) 

 

University of Strathclyde, Law School,  LLM [Candidate]
Centre for Law, Computers and Technology
 Information Technology & Telecommunications
Proposed Dissertation:  U.S. Immigration & Information Systems Security
Coursework completed

(URL Link: LLM Distance Education Program)
Scotland,  UK   (Sept 2003 – present)

University of Missouri, Columbia,  EdS
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
(URL link: Online Education Program )
Emphasis: Educational Technology
Columbia, Missouri   December 2000

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, MSM
Lally School of Management
(URL link: Professional & Distance Education Program )
Emphasis: Management, Information Technology 
Troy, New York   July 2002

California State University, Dominguez Hills, MBA
School
of Business & Public Administration
(URL link:  MBAOnline & Televised Program)
Business Administration
Carson, California   December 1999

University of California, Los Angeles, BA 
Political Science
(URL link:  http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/polisci/)
Emphasis: Political Theory  
Los Angeles, California August 1974

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE
Legal Studies Department
La Verne, California (Spring 2004 - present)
Title: Assistant Professor
Duties:  Teach & develop courses in the Legal Studies Department
Courses: Legal Studies Course
    
LOS ANGELES MISSION COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Paralegal Program
Sylmar, California (Spring 2002 - present)
Title: Instructor, Part-time
Duties: Teach, Design and Develop Online and Hybrid courses.
Courses:  Business Law; Introduction to Law, and Legal Writing

ADJUNCT ONLINE INSTRUCTOR
Baker College, University of Phoenix Online, DeVry University,
California State University, Long Beach

EDUCATIONAL COURSEWARE
Blackboard, WebCT, eCollege, eEducation, Embanet (FirstClass),
 Learning Space, Educator, Lotus Notes, Rotor Systems,
Shadow Network Space, Outlook Express Newsgroups,
Etudes, Etudes-NG, Instructor Developed 

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Law Offices of
BARRY S. MORINAKA
Los Angeles, California (Jun 89 - present)
Title:
Solo Practitioner
Area of Practice: Labor, Employment, and Immigration Business Law
Responsibilities:   Advise and counsel foreign management on Immigration and Employment issues related to human resource management and deployment of executive, managerial, and specialized personnel to staff and manage U.S. based subsidiaries to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
Criminal Appellate work by Court Appointment.

Law Offices of
MORINAKA, HORIKAWA, ONO & YAMAMOTO
Los Angeles, California (Dec  85-Jun  89)
Title:
Managing Partner
Area of Practice: Employment, and Immigration related Law; Criminal and Juvenile trial work.
Responsibilities: Manage legal support staff and advise and counsel foreign corporations and individuals desiring to do business within the United States on entity formation (Corporation, partnership, proprietorship); Immigration and Employment issues related to human resource management and deployment of executive, managerial, and specialized personnel to staff and manage U.S. companies and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Criminal jury trial and appellate proceedings.

Law Offices of
MURAKAMI & MORINAKA

Los Angeles, California (May 78 - Dec 85)
Title:
Managing Partner
Area of Practice :
Criminal, Immigration , and Taxation
Responsibilities:
Manage legal staff; Criminal trial practice including juvenile and adult criminal proceedings. Represented clients seeking benefits under the U.S. Immigration laws. Represented clients involved in tax audits.

 

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Morinaka, B. (in progress).  Textbook:  Immigration  Law & Procedure for Paralegals. 
Aspen Publishers:
New York.

Morinaka, B. (2003). Online education: Where should it be?
USDLA Journal, Vol. 17, No. 2, p. 84.
http://www.usdla.org/html/membership/publications.htm


CALIFORNIA OFFICIAL REPORTS
Attorney of Record for Defendant and Appellant
Opinion Certified for Partial Publication
(26 Cal.App.4th Supp. 1, 31 Cal.Rptr.2d 769)
Appellate Department, Superior Court,
Los Angeles County, California.
The PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
Hueminia D. WILLIAMS, Defendant and Appellant.
Crim. A. No. BR 32524.
May 17, 1994.

AAfPE National Conference
[Paralegal Educators]
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 20-23, 2005
 Presenter:  "Online Treasure Box Training Session"  

AAfPE National Conference
[Paralegal Educators]
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 17-21, 2004
 Presenter:  "Online Tool Box Training Session" and "E-Discovery" 

NASPA 2003 Western Regional Conference

[Student Affairs Professionals]
Coronado , California
November 12 – 15, 2003
 Presenter:  "Running in Place:

Full-Time Professional Advancing Their Careers Online" 

 

NAAPAE/CTA-PAAC National Conference
[Asian Pacific Educators]
Long Beach, California
April 3-5, 2003
 Presenter:  "Online Learning in Higher Education:
Why the Absence of Asian American Studies?" 
 

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical
, Computer Programmer (1966-1970)
University of California, San Diego , Systems Analyst (1971)
University of California, Los Angeles , Computer Operations/Tutor (1972-1974)

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

California Supreme Court (1978)
Florida Supreme Court (1979)
United States Federal District Court
(1979)
United States Tax Court (1980)

BAR  MEMBERSHIPS

American Immigration Lawyers Association
California State Bar
Florida State Bar 
Japanese American Bar Association, Board Member & Scholarship Chair
Los Angeles County Bar Association
 

 

 ACADEMIC & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MEMBERSHIPS

Academy of Legal Studies in Business
American Association of Paralegal Educators
American Association of University Professors
American Psychological Association
Association for Computing Machinery 
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Education Law Association
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 
UCLA Alumni Association (Life Member)
California State University, Dominguez Hills Alumni (Life Member)
Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society
California Community College Instructor Credential, "Law" (Life Authorization)

 

REFERENCES 

Nobuya J. Tsuchida, Professor & Department Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Asian & Asian American Studies
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 985-8085
Email: jtsuchid@csulb.edu

Robert M. Kawahara, Commissioner
Los Angeles Superior Court
Metropolitan Courthouse, Department 66
1945 S. Hill Street
Los Angeles,  CA  90007
(213) 744-4065
Email: rkawahara@lasuperiorcourt.org

David Jordan, Director Paralegal Studies
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar,  California 91342-3245
(818) 364-7720
(818) 546-7060 voice/pager
Email: abogado@pacbell.net

 

Contact Information:
 

Law office of
BARRY S. MORINAKA
1055 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1890
Los Angeles,
California 90017
Tel (213) 250-2292
Fax (213) 250-1894
bmorinaka@aol.com

bmorinaka@comcast.net

[OR]

University of La Verne
Legal Studies Department
1950 Third Avenue
Founder's Hall, #108
La Verne,  California  91750
Tel (909) 593-3511, X-4410
Fax (909) 392-2707
bmorinaka@ulv.edu

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