Meet the Faculty
Carol A. Chase, J.D.
Director of Off-Campus Education and Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978
- B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1975, summa cum laude
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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.
Professor Chase regularly teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure,
Evidence, and Trial Practice, and has been honored as a Luckman Distinguished
Teaching Fellow, and is the recipient of the Howard A. White Award for
Teaching Excellence. She has commented extensively in the media on various
legal topics, appearing for CNN, FOX-TV, E! Entertainment, KCET, and CBSTV
(Canada) and providing radio commentary for BBC (UK). She is currently
also serving as the Law School's Director of Off-Campus Education.
All | Books |
Book Chapters | Articles |
Forthcoming | Popular Press
BooksCarol A. Chase, L. Timothy Perrin & H. Mitchell Caldwell, THE ART AND SCIENCE OF TRIAL ADVOCACY (Lexis, 2d ed. 2011). WorldCat Carol A. Chase, H. Mitchell Caldwell, Naomi Harlin Goodno & L. Timothy Perrin, CASE FILES FOR BASIC TRIAL ADVOCACY (LexisNexis 2009). WorldCat Carol A. Chase, L. Timothy Perrin & H. Mitchell Caldwell, THE ART AND SCIENCE OF TRIAL ADVOCACY (Anderson Publ. Co. 2003).
ArticlesCarol A. Chase, H. Mitchell Caldwell & Christine Chambers Goodman, Unpredictable Doom and Lethal Injustice: An Argument for Greater Transparency in Death Penalty Decisions, 82 TEMP. L. REV. 997 (2009) SSRN HeinOnlineCarol A. Chase, The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor, Kenneth W. Starr, Colleen Graffy & Virginia Milstead, The Third Annual William French Smith Memorial Lecture: A Conversation with Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, 37 PEPP. L. REV. 63 (2009) (symposium issue) HeinOnlineCarol Chase & Christine Chambers Goodman, Death Penalty Criteria Must Be Transparent, SACRAMENTO BEE, July 2, 2009 Carol A. Chase, Cars, Cops, and Crooks: A Reexamination of Belton and Carroll With an Eye Toward Restoring Fourth Amendment Privacy Protection to Automobiles, 85 OR. L. REV. 913 (2006) SSRN HeinOnlineCarol A. Chase, Is Crawford a "Get Out of Jail Free" Card for Batterers and Abusers? An Argument for a Narrow Definition of "Testimonial", 84 OR. L. REV. 1093 (2005) SSRN HeinOnlineCarol A. Chase, The Five Faces of the Confrontation Clause, 40 HOUS. L. REV. 1003 (2003) SSRN HeinOnlineCarol A. Chase, Rampart: A Crying Need to Restore Police Accountability, 34 LOY. L.A. L. REV. 767 (2001) SSRN HeinOnlineCarol A. Chase, Privacy Takes a Back Seat: Putting the Automobile Exception Back on Track After Several Wrong Turns, SEARCH & SEIZURE L. REP., Oct. 2000, at 65 Carol A. Chase, H. Mitchell Caldwell & L. Timothy Perrin, It Is Broken: Breaking the Inertia of the Exclusionary Rule, 26 PEPP. L. REV. 971 (1999) HeinOnlineCarol A. Chase, H. Mitchell Caldwell & L. Timothy Perrin, An Invitation to Dialogue: Exploring the Pepperdine Proposal to Move Beyond the Exclusionary Rule, 26 PEPP. L. REV. 789 (1999) (symposium issue) HeinOnlineCarol A. Chase, H. Mitchell Caldwell & L. Timothy Perrin, If It's Broken, Fix It: Moving Beyond the Exclusionary Rule: A New and Extensive Empirical Study of the Exclusionary Rule and a Call for Civil Administrative Remedy to Partially Replace the Rule, 83 IOWA L. REV. 669 (1999); 26 SEARCH & SEIZURE L. REP. 141 (1999) HeinOnlineCarol A. Chase & Colleen P. Graffy, A Challenge for Cause against Peremptory Challenges in Criminal, 10 LOY. L.A. INT'L & COMP. L.J. 507 (1997) HeinOnline
ReportsCarol A. Chase, H. Mitchell Caldwell & Christine Chambers Goodman, Structure and Administration of the Exercise of Discretion by California District Attorneys in Prosecuting Homicides as Death Cases, submitted to the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice, http://www.ccfaj.org/rr-dp-expert.html.
Popular PressCarol Chase & Christine Chambers Goodman, Radio interview re district attorney responses to 2008 death penalty survey, 2009. Carol A. Chase, "Conversation with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor", William French Smith Third Memorial Lecture, 2009. Carol A. Chase, Interview on World Radio Switzerland re: Roman Polanski extradition, 2009.