Janet E. Kerr, L.L.M.
Executive Director, The Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law and Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
A member of the state bar in both California and New York, Professor Kerr is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She has been a staff attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at both the Los Angeles and New York regional offices, and served a stint in the private sector as an associate at the Los Angeles firm Hahn & Cazier.
Professor Kerr joined the Pepperdine faculty in 1983 and was associate dean of academics from 1987 to 1990. She has been a Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow having won this honor twice, in 1991 and 1996. She was also honored as the Distinguished Alumna at Pepperdine University's Seaver College in 1994. She presently serves as the executive director for the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law.
Professor Kerr has authored numerous articles on securities regulations, and is the author of the two-volume West Annotated Forms/Corporations, 1993, with annual supplements. She has been appointed to numerous state bar committees dealing with corporation issues, and has been an expert in numerous high profile business lawsuits. Professor Kerr is an expert in corporate governance issues and sits on the boards of several publicly-held corporations.
Professor Kerr teaches Corporations, Entrepreneurship, Securities Regulations, and Advanced Securities Regulations.