Visiting Professors

Caron, Cossack, and McCarden Teach at the School of Law

The School of Law welcomed three visiting professors during the spring semester.

D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor Paul L. Caron, of University of Cincinnati College of Law taught Federal Income Taxation and Federal Estate and Gift Taxation. Distinguished Visiting Practitioner in Residence Roger Cossack, a legal analyst for ESPN, taught Media and the Law for the fourth consecutive year, and visiting associate professor of law Khrista McCarden, a former practitioner at Morgan Lewis in London, England, taught International Tax and Federal Taxation of Business Entities.

Paul Caron

Paul Caron

Paul Caron is the Charles Hartsock professor of law at University of Cincinnati College of Law. Active in many facets of tax law, Caron is publisher and editor of TaxProf, the most popular tax blog on the Internet, and serves as the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Law Professor Blogs Network of more than 50 blogs edited by law professors around the country.

Roger Cossack

Roger Cossack

Roger Cossack has been a legal analyst for ESPN since 2002, and has been explaining legal applications to television audiences since 1994 when he worked as a legal analyst on CNN, in addition to being a cohost of Burden of Proof. Having served as a prosecutor and a defense lawyer during his 22 years of practice, Cossack argued U.S. v. Leon before the Supreme Court in 1984. Prior to beginning his private practice, Cossack served on the faculty of UCLA Law School.

Khrista McCarden

Khrista McCarden

Before arriving at Pepperdine, Khrista McCarden practiced with Morgan Lewis in London where she focused on all aspects of international taxation, including corporate, individual, charitable, estate, and trust planning for U.S. persons conducting business or residing abroad. McCarden began her legal career with Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles. She has practiced international tax law in Paris and completed a clerkship in New York with Judge Barrington D. Parker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Many prominent law professors have served as D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professors at Pepperdine including Akhil Amar of Yale Law School, Laurie Levenson of Loyola Law School, Michael D. Green of Wake Forest, and Ellen Pryor of SMU Dedman School of Law. Recent Distinguished Visiting Practitioners in Residence include Mark A. Behrens of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, and John G. Malcolm, previously of the Motion Picture Association of America.

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