After a long day of competition involving 20 teams from around the West Coast, the CSUB Ethics Bowl team won the California Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition held at San Jose State University on Dec. 5, 2015! With its win, the team qualified for the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, which will be held on Feb. 21 just outside of Washington, DC in Reston, Virginia.
In the first round in San Jose, the four members of the team, Erin Barker (Philosophy), Josh Lofy (Physica/Mathematics), Pedro Naveiras (Philosophy/Political Science), and Travis Rosenlieb (Philosophy), posted wins over UC-Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara City College and tied Cal Poly Pomona. The team then secured the title with wins over UC-Santa Barbara in the semifinals and their hosts, San Jose State, in the finals. Dr. Debra Jackson (Associate Professor of Philosophy) directed the team to victory.
Funding for this opportunity was provided by the Kegley Institute of Ethics, the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and an Instructional Innovation grant from the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center.
CSUB alumni James Harvey (B.A. in Philosophy 2007), Max Gradowitz (B.A. in Philosophy 2012), and James Brannen (B.A. in Philosophy 2008) recently visiited CSUB to speak to Dr. Jackson's Philosophy of Law students about preparing for and succeeding in law school. James Harvey completed his J.D. from UC Davis School of Law and now works as an attorney at Klein, DeNatale, Goldner in Bakersfield, CA. Max Gradowitz recently completed his J.D. from California Western School of Law, and is eagerly awaiting his Bar Exam results. James Brannen completed his J.D. from UC Davis School of Law and now serves as the Deputy County Counsel in Bakersfield, CA.