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Derek Muller, J.D.
Associate Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., University of Notre Dame, 2007, summa cum laude
- B.A., Hillsdale College, 2004, summa cum laude
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Professor Muller's research and writing focus on election law, particularly federalism and the role of states in the administration of elections. His work has been selected for publication in the Indiana Law Journal, the Arizona State Law Journal, and the Election
Law Journal. At Pepperdine, he teaches in the areas of election law, civil procedure, complex litigation, and evidence.
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.
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Forthcoming ArticlesDerek T. Muller, Scrutinizing Federal Electoral Qualifications, 90 IND. L.J. (forthcoming) SSRN
ArticlesDerek T. Muller, The Play in the Joints of the Election Clauses, ELECTION L.J. 310 (2014) (peer reviewed) (solicited) SSRN Derek T. Muller, Judicial Review of Congressional Power Before and After Shelby County v. Holder, 8 CHARLESTON L. REV. 287 (2013) (solicited) SSRN Derek T. Muller, Disfavored Candidates and the Democracy Canon, 65 FLA. L. REV. FORUM 1 (2013) (solicited) SSRN Derek T. Muller, Invisible Federalism and the Electoral College, 44 ARIZ. ST. L.J. 1237 (2012) SSRN HeinOnlineDerek T. Muller, More Thoughts on the Compact Clause and the National Popular Vote: A Response to Professor Hendricks, 7 ELECTION L.J. 227 (2008) (peer reviewed) (solicited) SSRN Derek T. Muller, The Compact Clause and the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, 6 ELECTION L.J. 372 (2007) (peer reviewed) SSRN Derek T. Muller, Note, "As Much Upon Tradtion As Upon Principle": A Critique of the Privilege of Necessity Destruction Under the Fifth Amendment, 82 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 481 (2006) HeinOnline
Popular PressDerek T. Muller, Fix Michigan Election Law, DETROIT NEWS, MAY 19, 2014. Derek T. Muller, Mary Landrieu's Residency Isn't Up to Courts, It's Up to Congress, NOLA, SEPT. 1, 2014 (2014).