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Bernard James, J.D. 
Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4689
E-mail: bernie.james@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Education law
  • Federal constitutional law
  • State constitutional law

Bernard James joined the Pepperdine faculty in 1984 after serving as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Myron Wahls for the Court of Appeals in Michigan. Specializing in constitutional law, James has served as the First Amendment contributing editor of the ABA Preview Journal, which reviews the cases of the U.S. Supreme Court. He also writes for the National Law Journal on First Amendment matters. In addition, James lectures in the United States and Canada on constitutional issues and serves as a commentator for the national and local media discussing Supreme Court decisions.

James has served as a special consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice since 1988, writing policy guides and conducting workshops on constitutional subjects. He also has served since 1985 as a consultant to federal, state and local legislators, providing technical assistance and testimony on issues that arise in lawmaking. He writes and speaks on educational law issues for the National School Safety Center, a partnership between the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education and Pepperdine University. He is the past California chairman of the National Organization of Legal Problems in Education [NOLPE].

In addition to teaching courses in federal and state constitutional law at Pepperdine University's School of Law, James teaches education law at the Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

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