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Janet E. Kerr, L.L.M.
Executive Director, The Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law and Professor of Law

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  • L.L.M., New York University Law School, 1979
  • J.D., Pepperdine University, 1978
  • B.A., Pepperdine University, 1975, summa cum laude

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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.



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  • Janet E. Kerr, The Financial Meltdown of 2008 and the Government's Intervention: Much Needed Relief or Major Erosion of American Corporate Law? The Continuing Story of Bank of America, Citigroup, and Generl Motors, 85 ST. JOHN'S L. REV. 49 (2011) HeinOnline
  • Janet E. Kerr, The Creative Capitalism Spectrum: Evaluating Corporate Social Responsibility Through a Legal Lens, 81 TEMP. L. REV. 831 (2009) HeinOnline
  • Janet E. Kerr, A New Era of Responsibility: A Modern American Mandate For Corporate Social Responsibility, 78 UMKC L. REV. 327 (2009) (symposium issue) HeinOnline
  • Janet E. Kerr, The Integrative Market Hypothesis for Stock Market Fluctuations, 1 J. BUS. ENTREPRENEURSHIP & L. 289 (2008) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Janet E. Kerr, Sustainability Meets Profitability: The Convenient Truth of How the Business Judgment Rule Protects a Board's Decision to Engage in Social Entrepreneurship, 29 CARDOZO L. REV. 623 (2007) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Janet E. Kerr, Developments in Corporate Governance: The Duty of Good Faith and its Impact on Director Conduct, 13 GEO. MASON L. REV. 1037 (2006) SSRN HeinOnline

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