Meet the Faculty

Photo of The Honorable Bruce J. Einhorn, J.D.

The Honorable Bruce J. Einhorn, J.D.
Director, Asylum Clinic and Adjunct Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., New York University, 1978
  • A.B., Columbia University, 1975

Judge Bruce Einhorn served as a Federal Immigration Judge for 17 years before retiring in 2007. Prior to his service on the court, he served as a special prosecutor and as Chief of Litigation for the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Special Investigations (OSI), where as a prosecutor of fugitive Nazi war criminals who resided illegally in the U.S., he conducted trial depositions and treaty negotiations in foreign countries and participated in appellate arguments in the U.S. Supreme and Federal Circuit Courts. Judge Einhorn received his J.D. degree in 1978 from New York University Law School, and his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Columbia University in 1975, where he was selected for Phi Beta Kappa.

In addition to his impressive record of public service, Judge Einhorn is a longtime civil rights activist and Anti-Defamation League leader. Judge Einhorn is a national commissioner of the Anti-Defamation League, and is of counsel to the immigration and international law firm of Wolfsdorf and Associates. As a much beloved adjunct professor at Pepperdine, Judge Einhorn has taught courses such as War Crimes and Human Rights, and has received the David McKibben Excellence in Teaching Award. He teaches Asylum and Refugee Law and serves as the director of the law school's Asylum Clinic. Judge Einhorn also serves as a visiting professor of international human rights law and policy at the University of Oxford, England.