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Kris Knaplund, J.D. 
Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-6890
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Wills and trusts
  • Bioethics

Prior to coming to Pepperdine, Kris Knaplund was on the faculty at UCLA Law School, where she taught courses in property, torts, and wills and trusts. She has been honored with the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award, and she was selected as Professor of the Year by the 1997 graduating class. In 2010 she was elected an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Council.

Before moving to Los Angeles, she practiced law with Queens Legal Services in New York City and with a private law firm in New York and Washington, D.C., primarily handling Title VII plaintiffs' employment discrimination cases. She also has served as a full-time volunteer with the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York. She is a member of the New York Bar and a member of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section of the California State Bar. She serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Committee on Bioethics for the Section on Real Property, Trusts and Estates.

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