Each year Pepperdine Law welcomes distinguished visiting faculty, lawyers, and judges into its classrooms to inform, inspire, and enhance the educational experience for students. Meet some of our recent guests.
Akhil Reed Amar, the Fall D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor for six consecutive years, is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and considered by many to be the most outstanding constitutional law scholar of his generation.
Paul L. Caron, one of the leading entrepreneurial tax scholars in the country, Charles Hartsock Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati, and editor of the popular TaxProf blog, joined Pepperdine as the D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Spring 2011. He will make a return visit in Spring 2012.
Laurie L. Levenson, professor of law and the William M. Rains Fellow at Loyola Law School, where she teaches Evidence, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Ethics, Antiterrorism, and White-Collar Crime, will return to Pepperdine to serve as a D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor for Spring 2012.
Ellen Pryor, the Fall 2010 D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor, is the Homer R. Mitchell Endowed Professor of Law at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and one of the country’s leading scholars in the field of torts.
Mark A. Behrens, the Fall 2010 Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, is a partner in the Washington, D.C.-based Public Policy Group of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP and, for almost two decades, has been extensively involved in product liability law, defense litigation, liability reform, and counseling in the prevention of liability exposure.
Roger Cossack, the Spring Distinguished Practitioner in Residence for five consecutive years and legal analyst for ESPN, melds his unique experience as a journalist and lawyer in his popular course on Media and the Law.
Charles Eskridge (JD ’90), a partner with the commercial litigation law firm of Susman Godfrey LLP, in Houston, Texas, is the Distinguished Practitioner in Residence for Fall 2011, teaching Origins of the Federal Constitution.
Gary Haugen, the founder, president, and CEO of human rights agency International Justice Mission (IJM), joined the School of Law faculty as a Distinguished Practitioner in Human Rights in Spring 2011 to teach a seminar titled Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Developing World. He will return to teach the course in Spring 2012.
Justice Myron Steele, the seventh chief justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and the Fall 2010 and 2011 Distinguished Visiting Jurist, has presided over major corporate litigation and business governance disputes and writes frequently on issues of corporate document interpretation and corporate governance.
Justice Allen Linden serves as Distinguished Visiting Jurist at the law school, teaching Advanced Torts Seminar each spring. Previously he served as supernumerary judge of the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada and as judge of the Supreme Court of Ontario.