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Donald Childress, LL.M., J.D. 
Associate Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4807
E-mail: donald.childress@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Appellate law
  • Civil procedure
  • Constitutional law
  • Ethics
  • International law
  • Legal philosophy
  • Supreme Court practice

Donald Trey Childress teaches courses in international litigation, civil procedure, comparative law, and ethics. Prior to joining the law faculty in 2008, he was associated with the international law firm Jones Day in Washington, D.C. as a member of their Issues and Appeals practice, where he focused on Supreme Court litigation, general appellate litigation, and significant motions practice in trial litigation. Childress has briefed and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and has briefed matters in numerous other trial and appellate courts in the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and D.C. Circuits, as well as in various state courts. He has significant private practice experience in complex civil procedure, conflict of laws, constitutional law, immigration law, international dispute resolution, federal Indian law, and national security law, including cases related to the war on terror. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.

Childress clerked for the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While at Duke Law School, he served as editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal (Volume 53) and received the faculty award for outstanding achievement in international, transnational, and comparative law.

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Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
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Mark S. Scarberry, J.D. 
Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4667
E-mail: mark.scarberry@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Bankruptcy (business reorganization)
  • Contract law
  • Legal philosophy
  • Constitutional law (freedom of religion)

Mark Scarberry specializes in bankruptcy (particularly Chapter 11 business reorganization), contracts, legal philosophy, and constitutional law (particularly freedom of religion). Currently he teaches remedies, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, business reorganization in bankruptcy, and mergers and acquisitions.

He received his J.D. from UCLA and joined the Pepperdine law faculty after four years of practice experience with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Los Angeles.

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Pepperdine University
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E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
 

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