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Michael Magasin, J.D. 
Associate Professor of Business Law
Graziadio School of Business and Management

Phone: (310) 568-5772
E-mail: michael.magasin@pepperdine.edu
Location: West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Business law
  • Military law
  • Environmental law and ethics
  • Corporate ethics
  • White collar crimes

Dr. Magasin has more than 20 years' experience as an attorney in government and private practice and as a military lawyer. He was an assistant professor of law at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York. As a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Special Investigations Division, he investigated allegations of official misconduct and political corruption. Dr. Magasin entered private practice in 1981, handling civil litigation and appellate cases as well as criminal matters, including the defense of regulatory and environmental law prosecutions. He has been a judge pro tem in Municipal Court in the Los Angeles Judicial District and the Culver Judicial District. He served as president of the Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business and delegate to the national Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
F. Douglas Gore III
Director of Public Relations
Graziadio School of Business and Management
Direct: (310) 568-5580
E-mail: fgore@pepperdine.edu


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Shelley R. Saxer, J.D. 
Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4657
E-mail: shelley.saxer@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Property law
  • Eminent domain
  • Land use law

Shelley Saxer writes regularly on topics where land use issues intersect with constitutional concerns. She has published articles dealing with liquor store overconcentration in urban areas and the use of religious institutions for homeless shelters. Her published work also addresses conflict between local governmental units over commercial land use decisions that impact surrounding communities, eminent domain, and zoning conflicts with First Amendment rights.

Since joining the Pepperdine faculty, she has taught courses in real property, community property, remedies, environmental law, and land use. Saxer is a member of the Order of the Coif, the American Bar Association, and the California state bar, Property and Environmental Law sections.

While in law school, Saxer served as the managing editor of the UCLA Law Review. Upon graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. of the Federal District Court for the Central District of California and then worked briefly as a corporate associate for the Century City law offices of O'Melveny & Myers.

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Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
 

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