Bernard James, J.D.
Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
Bernard James teaches courses in Civil Rights, Federalism, Individual Rights, First Amendment, Education Law, and State Constitutional Law. He joined the Pepperdine faculty in 1984 after serving in Michigan as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Myron Wahls for the Court of Appeals. He has also taught education law to doctoral candidates at the Pepperdine Graduate School of Education.
Professor James is the author of the textbook Education Policy and the Law: Cases and Commentary (Vandeplas Publishing 2009). He serves as a senior consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice where he published Sharing Information: A Guide to FERPA and Participation in Juvenile Justice Programs (DOJ Programs 1997).