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Carol A. Chase, J.D.
Director of National and International Programs and Professor of Law

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  • 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.

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Books


  • Carol 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).
  • Articles


  • Carol 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 HeinOnline
  • Carol 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) HeinOnline
  • Carol 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 HeinOnline
  • Carol 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 HeinOnline
  • Carol A. Chase, The Five Faces of the Confrontation Clause, 40 HOUS. L. REV. 1003 (2003) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Carol A. Chase, Rampart: A Crying Need to Restore Police Accountability, 34 LOY. L.A. L. REV. 767 (2001) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Carol 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) HeinOnline
  • Carol 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) HeinOnline
  • Carol 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) HeinOnline
  • Carol 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
  • Reports


  • Carol 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 Press


  • Carol 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.

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