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Criminal Legal Practice Certificate Program


Professor Caldwell

Harry Mitchell Caldwell
Professor of Law
B.A., cum laude, California State University, Long Beach, 1972
J.D., Pepperdine University, 1976

H. Mitchell Caldwell teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure as well as trial advocacy courses and serves as advisor of the law school’s highly successful interschool trial teams. Before joining the Pepperdine faculty, he was a trial prosecutor in Santa Barbara and Riverside counties.  Full Bio

Professor Chase

Carol A. Chase
Professor of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles, 1975
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978

Before joining the Pepperdine faculty, Professor Chase was an assistant U.S. attorney for the criminal division in Los Angeles. She has been an associate in the Los Angeles offices of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar, and is admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.  Full Bio

Professor Goodno

Naomi Goodno
Assistant Professor of Law
A.B., Princeton University, 1995
J.D., Boalt Law School, University of California, Berkeley, 1999

After focusing on history and teaching as an undergraduate at Princeton University, Professor Goodno attended Boalt Law School for the first two years and spent her third year studying at Harvard Law School. While at Boalt, Professor Goodno served as an articles editor for the California Law Review. At Harvard, she was an active member of the Mediation Program. She also interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California, and the Alameda District Attorney’s Office. She recently clerked for the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Full Bio

Professor Goodman

Chris Chambers Goodman
Professor of Law
B.A., cum laude, Harvard College, 1987
J.D., Stanford University, 1991

While at Stanford Law School, Professor Goodman participated on the board of directors for the Annual Women of Color and the Law Conference, worked as a teaching assistant in the political science department, and was an assistant editor for a new journal on gender issues. After law school she worked as an associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (1991-93) and Gipson, Hoffman & Pancione (1993-1995), engaging in civil litigation in state and federal courts. In 1995, Professor Goodman began teaching at UCLA, and created and taught a course in lawyering skills for public interest attorneys.  Full Bio

Professor McGinnis

Nancy L.N. McGinnis
Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., California State University, Fullerton, 1968
J.D., cum laude, Pepperdine University, 1985

Suburban mom and community volunteer turned lawyer, Professor McGinnis teaches Legal Research and Writing and Honors Appellate Advocacy and serves as faculty coach/advisor for Pepperdine’s nationally recognized moot court program. She has been a faculty member since 1988, and was associate dean for Advancement, Alumni and Public Affairs before returning to fulltime teaching. Although a child of the ‘60s, Professor McGinnis remembers graduating from then-fledgling California State University, Fullerton in 1968 with a bachelor of arts in English.  Full Bio

Professor McGoldrick

James M. McGoldrick, Jr.
Professor of Law
B.A., Pepperdine University, 1966
J.D., University of Chicago, 1969

Professor McGoldrick began his career as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the attorney general’s Program for Honor Law Graduates, Antitrust Division. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association. Professor McGoldrick is admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, and Federal Courts.  Full Bio