Four prominent figures in law and legal education returned to the School of Law for the Spring 2012 semester: Paul L. Caron, Laurie L. Levenson, Roger Cossack, and Gary Haugen.
“The Pepperdine Law School was privileged indeed to welcome world class legal academicians as visitors this spring,” said Dean Tacha. “They brought the finest in teaching and research to a faculty that welcomes and inspires this kind of excellence.”
Paul L. Caron, a leading entrepreneurial tax scholar and Charles Hartsock Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati joined Pepperdine Law for a third time as the D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor, taking on the instruction of two classes: Federal Income Taxation and Federal Estate and Gift Tax.
Laurie L. Levenson, professor of law, William M. Rains Fellow, and David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy at Loyola Law School, returned to the School of Law for a second stint as D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor. Levenson taught Criminal Law to a section of first-year students.
Roger Cossack’s career as a prosecutor and defense lawyer spanned 22 years. He currently serves as a legal analyst for ESPN, a role he’s held since 2002, and weighs in on the relationship between sports and the law. The spring Distinguished Practitioner in Residence for five years, Cossack taught Media and the Law. His course was recognized by The National Jurist magazine in 2011 as a “bucket list” must for law students.
Gary Haugen, who joined the School of Law for a week in April, is the founder, president, and CEO of human rights agency International Justice Mission. He returned for a second time to teach Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Developing World. Haugen is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws from Pepperdine and served as the 2009 commencement speaker.