Inver Hills Paralegal Program

Faculty

Mary McLaughlin, J.D.
Paralegal Program Instructor

Courses Taught
Introduction to Law and Contracts, Real Estate, Probate Law, Legal Research, and Legal Writing and Analysis

Background
Experienced, veteran paralegal instructor at Inver Hills
Phi Theta Kappa Golden Apple Awards for Teaching
B.A., Communication Disorders and Child Psychology, University of Minnesota -Twin Cities
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law.

In addition to teaching, McLaughlin has been in private practice and served as corporate counsel in the banking industry. Mary has taught paralegal classes at the Minnesota Paralegal Institute in Minnetonka.

Mary McLaughlin really enjoys the interaction with her students and with other faculty. Not only does she like helping students acquire new skills, but she continually learns from them and her colleagues how to become a better teacher. McLaughlin says her classes increasingly reflect a greater diversity of students, a mix of career changers and younger students as well as students of different backgrounds and heritage.

Phuong Uyen Campbell, J.D.
Adjunct Paralegal Instructor

Courses Taught
Litigation and Trial Practice, and Computerized Legal Research and the Internet

Background
Experienced adjunct paralegal instructor
B.A., Journalism and Political Science, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School

In addition to teaching, Ms. Campbell has experience as an attorney in the areas of personal injury and insurance law. She teaches law courses at the University of St. Thomas Law School running the Mock Trial course, and St. Paul College.

Robert Miller, J.D.
Adjunct Paralegal Instructor

Courses Taught

UCC and Business Organizations, Litigation and Trial Practice, and Computerized Legal Research and the Internet

Background
Experienced adjunct paralegal instructor
B.A., History and Social Science, Winona State University
J.D., Hamline University School of Law

In addition to teaching, Mr. Miller is an Instructional Designer (Educational Consultant) for Thomson Reuters, and Arbitrator for cases under the Minnesota No-Fault statute. Also, Bob is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. Mr. Miller served as a Reference Attorney and Senior Quality Assurance Specialist at Thomson Reuters.

Wayne Gilbert, J.D.
Adjunct Paralegal Instructor

Courses Taught
Real Estate Law and Family Law

Background
Experienced adjunct paralegal instructor
B.A., University of Minnesota
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School

In addition to teaching, Mr. Gilbert, of Lutter, Gilbert & Kvas, LLC, is certified as a Real Property Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.  He recently served as Vice President & General Counsel, River City Holdings, LLC, a holding company that owned a mortgage company, real estate company, title company, and commercial office buildings.  Wayne’s private practice specialties include business organizations, regulatory compliance, business litigation, family law, and serves as a mediator.

Gregory Colby, J.D.
Adjunct Paralegal Instructor

Courses Taught
Criminal Justice System, Interviewing and Investigative Techniques for Paralegal, and Family Law

Background
Experienced adjunct paralegal instructor
M.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law

In addition to teaching, Mr. Colby has 20 years of experience as a public defender for the Third Judicial District handling many complex criminal cases, and has served in the JAG for the United States Air Force.

Gerald Swarsensky, J.D.
Adjunct Paralegal Instructor

Courses Taught
Introduction to Law and Contracts, Criminal Justice System, and numerous Accounting classes

Background
Experienced adjunct paralegal instructor
B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison
J.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison

In addition to teaching at IHCC, Mr. Swarsensky has over 20 years of experience teaching many basic and complex accounting classes, and has served as an accountant. Also, Jerry teaches law courses at the William Mitchell College of Law and accounting courses at Normandale Community College.