Eclectic English Tutor
School of Dramatic Writing
Location: NY, USA
Field of study: School of Dramatic Writing

Eclectic English Tutor

David A. Phillips
1508 South Centinela Avenue, Apt. 6 Los Angeles, CA 90025 ------------ ------------

Pepperdine University School of Law Malibu, CA
Juris Doctor May 2018
Awards: Dean’s Merit Scholarship
Notable Grades: Legal Research and Writing (A); Civil Procedure (A); Contracts (A-); Criminal Procedure (A-); Community Property (A-)

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts New York, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing June 2013

Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office Los Angeles, CA
Certified Law Clerk January 2018 – November 2018
• Drafted motions relating to severing a lesser count of illegal fire arm possession from a charge of murder and dismissing a felony charge that carried a potential life sentence for lack of sufficient evidence
• Conducted conflict checks for attorneys in arraignment court and received a TCIS certification
• Assisted attorneys in legal research, case preparation, and in custody client interviews

Solano County Public Defender’s Office Vallejo, CA
Certified Law Clerk May 2017 – July 2017
• Represented client and argued before the Judge in a misdemeanor probation violation hearing
• Acted as second chair to a domestic violence trial and to an attempted murder trial
• Consulted clients on evidence in embezzlement case

Office of The General Counsel at Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
Law Clerk June 2016 – August 2016
• Researched and drafted memoranda on a range of legal issues involving the University, including tax, zoning, and document retention policies

Pepperdine University School of Law Malibu, CA
Research Assistant to Professor Douglas W. Kmiec (Retired U.S. Ambassador) June 2016 – August 2016
• Researched and summarized land use cases for the Zoning and Planning Deskbook

Isaacman, Kaufman & Painter, P.C. Los Angeles, CA
Legal Assistant February 2015 – July 2015
• Reviewed client documents including screenplays, music recordings, and book treatments
• Designed electronic filing system and facilitated office transition from paper to electronic documentation
• Proofread, edited, and prepared emails, formal letter correspondence, contracts, and engagement letters

Sirius XM: The Howard Stern Show New York, NY
Research Intern January 2012 – June 2012
• Prepared notes, questions and jokes for radio personality to use with upcoming guests
• Participated as an on-air personality in the weekly Intern Show and Howard 101 News

Interests: Good Food; Surfing; Chess; Art