Oscar J. Salinas
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
- M.A., Counseling, University of Texas at San Antonio (2007)
- J.D. (Cum Laude), University of Dayton (1999)
- B.A., Psychology & Philosophy (Summa Cum Laude), Saint Mary's University (Texas) (1996)
A native of South Texas, Oscar J. "O.J." Salinas joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2011. He teaches Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy and assists with the Writing and Learning Resources Center’s academic success programs. His research interests include the creation of law school learning communities and the use of counseling and helping skills to assist students in their law school experience. Salinas is also the lead professor for the Southeast Region's Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO).
Professor Salinas graduated Cum Laude from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1999, where he was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar. He was an Associate Editor for the Dayton Law Review, participated on the Moot Court team, and was an intraschool Moot Court Champion.
Following law school, Professor Salinas practiced civil litigation with law firms in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas. He was also a Lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where he taught Learning Communities academic support courses through the Tómas Rivera Center for Student Success. Salinas also taught undergraduate Criminal Justice courses, as well as a graduate level course in the Master’s in Justice Policy program.
Professor Salinas is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. While in college, Salinas played tennis and was a Writing Tutor at the Learning Assistance Center. He also received a Master’s Degree in Counseling from UTSA, where he worked with individuals suffering from severe mental illness to students seeking educational academic support.
Oscar J. Salinas,
Law School Learning Communities: A Community of Learners for the Benefit of All Learners
, 19 The Law Teacher 28 (Fall 2012).
Co-presented with Professor Jon McClanahan on "The (Mis)Use of Statistics in Evaluating ASP Programs" at the 2013 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Presented on "Counseling Students on Academic and Non-Academic Issues" at the Law School Admission Council's 2012 Academic Assistance Training Workshop in Denver, Colorado.
Presented on "Learning Disabilities and Law School Study Aids" at the Law School Admission Council's 2011 Academic Assistance Workshop in San Antonio, Texas.
Law School Learning Communities: A Community of Learners for the Benefit of All Learners, 19 THE LAW TEACHER 28 (Fall 2012). [Document Link]
Areas of Expertise
- Legal Education
- Legal Research