Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills



B.A., Philosophy, California State University, San Bernardino
J.D., Western State College of Law, magna cum laude


Introduction to Legal Methods


Professor Boatman began his teaching career teaching career in 2002, teaching percussion at various high schools in Southern California. After graduating law school, he practiced criminal and family law for four years in Orange County before moving into the county law library. As a law librarian, Professor Boatman gained invaluable experience in legal research and returned to Western State to work as a reference librarian in their library. While there, he taught Legal Research and Writing, and now works full-time in Academic Support.


  • People v. Boatman, 221 Cal. App. 4Th, 1253 (2013)
  • A Knight/Li News Update: A Detailed Analysis of the Case Law Suggests That We Should Return to a Consent-Based Assumption of Risk Defense, 41 W. St. U. L. Rev. 57 (2013)