Christine Chambers Goodman, J.D.
Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
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.
Professor Goodman joined the Pepperdine faculty in 2001. She teaches Race and the Law, Evidence, Trial Practice, and Constitutional Law. She taught Evidence in the London Summer program as well. Professor Goodman also has taught Criminal Law, Trial Preparation and Settlement and Community Outreach: Youth Mentoring in Law. She serves as an advisor to the Black Law Students' Association and the Women's Legal Association, and has been a mock trial team coach. Professor Goodman writes on equal protection topics, including affirmative action, preferences, diversity and racial privacy, as well as evidentiary and criminal law issues. Her most recent articles address the media's influence on ballot propositions and the lack of transparency in the death penalty decisionmaking process in California. Her book, California Evidence, was published in Aspen's Examples and Explanations series.
Professor Goodman is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and also chair of its Diversity in the Profession Committee. She also is an officer of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, and serves on the Board of Governors of California Women Lawyers.(Less)