Tim Campen Did you slander me?
I have written about Santa Monica College and the fact they had security walk me off when I did not have bad behavior. Well what you may not know is I tracked down a guy I went to law school with and tried to get him to help me. I even told the lawyer for Santa Monica College. I did not however get the response I thought. His name is Tim Campen. He was a prosecutor and is now a defense lawyer. He told me what did it matter if I finished at Santa Monica College. Also he told me what did it matter if I was SAG AFTRA? Both meant years of my life and what I wanted to do for my career. I can not make good money if I can not work to be with professionals in my chosen industry. My industry is the entertainment industry, and also media and journalism.
Well I figured I would expose my history with Tim Campen. I got put in an institution for being a lawyer. I also got treated by lawyers here as if I could handle my own case. I could not. I did not focus in law school on being a traditional lawyer, though I did go through the motions enough to know what a lawyer does and enough to know having clients and being in court was not for me.
I was an evening student at Santa Monica College my first year. Below is a letter giving me permission to be in the day program and also information stating that I scored high enough on my bar exam to transfer into DC if I so desired. I decided not to do that. I think that part will make my father angry. But I did not want to stay on the east coast. I do not want to go back. This is my life. Do I have any say in what I want to do with my life. There is something in sane when I was a team player on the east coast but everyone here is trying to make me look like a loser, at least in the industry.
I spent my first year of law school working for Liotta Dranitzke and Engel as their receptionist and legal secretary. They gave me a black law dictionary I still own. I decided I wanted to speed up graduation and get out, so I switched to the day program. Tim Campen and I were technically in the same class, but we did not study together. I do not think we took any classes together that I remember. I was in the night program with Karl Larsen. For some reason he and his friends took me under their wing. I was in his study group first year. His wife was also a law student. Karl decided to run for School President my second year to be President my last year of law school. Karl remained a night student. Mike Zuckerman, whose father was a Communications law Professor, was also in my study group. Karl actually pushed me to run for ABA, as he thought it would help me. Actually I think it was because part of the deal was I would get to go to San Francisco and my study group felt I belonged in California. In fact, they kind of suggested my first year that I should buy a trailer and live in it. I kind of thought that was a kind of odd idea. I think the reason Karl wanted me to go for the job though was to get me out to California to check it out.
Tim Campen ran against him.
Tim Lost. I remember that Tim and I had mutual friends and he was in charge of social activities my second year. He was at every happy hour. He played the guitar and I think I heard him play once or twice. Tim did not know my background. Our mutual friend, Cabot Spencer Davis knew I was into Communications law, and Entertainment law. I also said I was an actor first and a Lawyer second. I think now I wish I had said, Lawyer never, and quit.
These are pages from my graduation program from Catholic University in 1998. It shows Tim Campen’s name and my own. It shows we were both active and we were both given awards from the school. I was the ABA Rep and on the Student Board Association. I had been the secretary for the Intellectual Law Society. I did not get involved with the Entertainment groups because their focus was primarily on music and my focus was on actors and film and TV. Tim had been the social chair our second year but lost as President our third and final year. We did not then work together on the school board. But we did both did voluntary work with Project Champs, a program trying to make the lives of kids with AIDS brighter.
Please note that my law school graduation says I had a BA. I had finished all the work for a Masters in Performing Arts except my thesis. One of my committee members had to quit and I could not reform it. My topic had to change and so I ended up matriculating all through law school. I finally found a topic and finished my thesis in 1999 at American University. My law school knew, or should of known, I had some unfinished business.
Tim Campen seemed to be of the mindset I would be alright for losing SAG AFTRA (I am still a member) and not finishing at Santa Monica College. He said I was smart, after all I had passed the California Bar. He told me I might have to leave town to be an actor. But I had spent years here and if I did not have an agent here I would never work professionally elsewhere. My career would be dead as an actor. I am not the type who does things just for fun. I do things for passion. If I can not be SAG AFTRA I will never be satisfied and always feel like a failure. I was striving to get myself out of a hole and this was putting me further into it. Mentally I wanted to stop functioning or cleaning up my life. this was wrong.
At the end of my final year, Jim Moye was elected President. These are notes from a meeting. Any of these people listed would know I was at Catholic Law. I really did get a law degree.
I went to the Barrister’s Ball and helped sell tickets for it.
I was working two days a week as can be seen by the above schedule.
These are minutes from an Intellectual Property meeting with my name listed.
This is a letter from Catholic University Law School stating that I graduated with no honor code violations. Yet since 2014 Dean Hearn at Santa Monica College twice tried to get me dishonored from the school.
In law school I did not exactly train to be a traditional lawyer. I worked for Professor Destro in Religious Freedom who had a research position with the State Department dealing with international religious issues. I attended meetings at the State Department for my employer and heard discussions of religions discrimination and abuse in other countries. I was hired because I has studied Islamic Culture with a Bahai teacher in college and was familiar with the major Western religions (Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity,Bahia, and even Zoroastrianism). I was a little familiar with Eastern as well, though not as well versed as I am now. I actually told my boss I was in conflict with my parents about religion. I believed in Freedom of Religion.
I want to STRESS though that my main focus in law was Communication and Media Entertainment law. I did not work as a traditional lawyer. I spent one semester working for Irwin Campbell a Communications Law Firm. My boss actually tried to encourage me to work for one of his clients in the Virgin Islands who wanted to build an internet structure there. I had a car accident though and I became overwhelmed and quit. If that car accident had not happened I might be in the Islands working to help them or have moved on to some other adventure. My boss I think knew I was not traditional law firm material. My potential job would have been to connect people in the United States with non profits and organizations in the Virgin Islands to coordinate a network there. I would have been helping people while helping an internet business grow in a territory (Virgin Islands is part of the United States or at least part of it is) that at that time had a weak infrastructure. I have actually never been to the Islands so the job was really challenging and even more so when I suddenly found myself with a busted knee. I did allot research and gave my employer all of it when I quit. I wanted him to make a difference. I was also not a tech person. But I was a humanitarian and a creative trained to work with performing arts organization non profits. I had also studied computer and media law in addition to copy right and trademark. I think though part of me wanted to be an actor and do my craft too and the car accident just made me realize my life could be over in a click.
I ended up training to work in TV and Film Production with an entertainment and news perspective. I worked for Court TV for a year. My boss was Marietta Lee. This is her bio. I think she is angry with me now but when I worked for her I was a pimple face intellectual. I came to California and changed my diet and blossomed. California was good for my health.
I was with Court TV for two semesters. I kind of stayed a second semester because I wanted to see the Supreme Court session to its end. I had started things in the fall that I wanted to see to completion in the Spring. The second semester there was another intern but I did not work with her a great deal. She was actually from California but she said she wanted to be a cook now instead of a lawyer. The girl I worked with I now wonder if she was not a girl who was born into the elite of California. I do not think she understood that east coast is very different from California. She had no idea of my background or training. I wanted to like her but we did not keep in touch. I do not think she wanted to stay in touch though. I wonder now though if she came back to California and became a cook or if she ended up practicing law.
Looking back at my experience at Catholic University I now wonder though if there was not some concerted effort to have my policed or have a baby sitter. I say that because I was elected to be the ABA representative and then they added a JR Rep who was a guy. He was a liar. He was the kind of guy who went into strip clubs. I think it was funny and hypocritical. Now Catholic has teachers who are conservative. Scalia visited the Campus though I never met him. It was split when I was there between about half the professors leaning liberal and half conservative. The fact that a dean was suspended for sexist comments does not surprise me. It was about the Kavanaugh sexual harassment allegations and a twitter comment the Dean of Social Services made.
After law school I worked for a year for two different part time jobs while I studied for the bar and tried to write a Thesis for my Masters in Performing Arts, one with the DC Bar Continuing Legal Education at night and one with a Native American Law Firm a few days a week. Once my thesis was done I looked for a full time job and got one with at the National Press Building working for Access News Net.
It turns out my boss, Alvin Snyder, had connections to USC. I was the senior Producer on the Robert Ballard interviews at National Geographic. I loved Al. He was like a Dad figure. A nice Dad. But I am standing up to Misogyny. It was the woman in the studio the day of the Interviews with Ballard, just ask him. Someone took my picture in the studio I think with Ballard. National Geographic probably has a copy in their archives. Ballard and I had direct contact because I was the one setting up the calls with him and the news broadcasters. He even invited me to go see his base of operation but I never took him up on the offer. I had set up all the interviews along with my two interns.
Alvin Snyder’s daughter Carol Heller who was the VP for Access News Net was on maternity leave, so I did her job while she was away. This is my letter of Reference from Alvin.
I have copies of press releases I wrote or sent out with my name on them and other documentation. I have copies of the summaries I wrote for Court TV as well and my research.
I have always had an interest in the truth. I was trained in my English Classes to write like a reporter. I was also told of the Standards of Professional Ethics for Journalists. These standards are crucial to the fourth estate.
Tim Campen you asked me in 2017 “How does it feel to fight Evil?’ My response I think was “Is that not what we are supposed to do?” I could not live with evil and I certainly can not deal with this madness where I am being accused of being nuts by people who I do not know, or by people who are abusing me because I a white and think I am a GOP supporter or did something weird because Arne Star and Eric Dane say I am weird.
As the ABA Representative for Catholic University I also represented the school in Virginia, Ohio, and San Francisco.
I managed to increase the membership of the ABA with my efforts, though I kind of was not trying to win a prize. I just did what the position required and wanted to help people. I encouraged a co partnership with other organizations to do volunteer work helping with Tax assistance.
At the same time in the back of my mind I wanted to work to be in California and work as an actor. I think it kind of wrong that to be an actor you kind of have to be self absorbed. We have created a class of elitists and I am an actor and I will not play along.
I was also the Moot Court Associate for Environmental law & Jessup. The Jessup is the world’s largest appellate advocacy moot court competition. I did not chose that position. The Moot Court Association made that decision based on where they needed people and where they thought I would be the most useful. Because I was a Deputy I worked for a year with two different competitions.
I was selected to be a Deputy Vice Chancellor.
My FATHER does not know any of this. He was not THERE. He did not help me. He never helped me. He is just a control freak and people Caifornia thinking I had a home to go to, are NUTS. I was not crazy. I am now after being abused and isolated and treated like I am not worth anything.