Christine Chambers Goodman, professor of law, was unanimously appointed to the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Board of Trustees on April 5. A LACBA member since 1998 and current chair of its Diversity in the Profession Committee, Goodman will serve a two-year term. Alan K. Steinbrecher, president of LACBA, said that Goodman brings “thoughtful insight into the law and topics of diversity as an educator” which “will add a unique perspective to the Board.”
Goodman joined the faculty at Pepperdine in 2001 and teaches Race and the Law; Evidence; and Community Outreach: Youth Mentoring in Law. She also serves as an advisor to the Black Law Students’ Association and Women’s Legal Association, and has been a trial team coach. She began her career in academia at UCLA in 1995, where she created and taught a course in lawyering skills for public interest attorneys.
“I like keeping involved in what real lawyers do day-to-day in Los Angeles,” says Goodman of her involvement with LACBA. “My contribution to the board is to be a role model for others, to show young people that they too can be a leader in their community.”