Joan Bullock is dean of the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Formerly, she served as the president and dean of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Prior to that appointment, she was a senior founding faculty member and the Associate Dean for Teaching and Faculty Development and acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Florida A&M University College of Law. Joan is a Michigan lawyer and CPA who has practiced before the United States Tax Court and assisted many start-up enterprises with general counsel and CFO services and law firms with business advisory services.Joan is a past chair of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Division and currently serves as one of the Division's delegates in the ABA House of Delegates. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Bar Association's Science and Technology Section. She is the author of How to Achieve Success After the Bar: A Step-by-Step Action Plan. Written as a workbook for recent law graduates interested in starting their own practice, this publication takes the graduate/new attorney through daily exercises over a period of 8 weeks, facilitating the transition from the classroom to ownership of a viable legal practice.