Derek T. Muller, J.D.
Associate Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
Professor Muller earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Hillsdale College and his J.D. summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where he was a note editor on the Notre Dame Law Review. His research and writing focuses on election law, particularly federalism and the role of states in federal elections. At Pepperdine, Professor Muller teaches in the areas of civil procedure, complex civil litigation, election law, and administrative law.
Before joining the Pepperdine faculty in 2011, Professor Muller clerked for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis, Missouri. He then practiced litigation at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, where he dealt with white collar criminal defense, commercial contract disputes, derivative shareholder suits, and appellate litigation. Professor Muller then served as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Shughart Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, where he taught Civil Procedure and Federal Courts. He is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois.(Less)