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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, Featured Speaker for "Corporate Governance and Climate Change" Presented by Wake Forest Law Review, 2009.
  • Janet E. Kerr, West Coast Board Committee Peer Exchange, Invited Participant: Sponsored by Corporate Board Member Magazine and NYSE Euronext, 2008.
  • Janet E. Kerr, Speaker for 2008 General Counsel West Coast Roundtable, "Current Issues in Corporate Governance" Sponsored by Economist Magazine and Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2008.
  • Janet E. Kerr, Featured Speaker for "What Makes A Great Board: A Forum for Nominating/Governance Committee Members" Sponsored by Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2007.
  • Janet E. Kerr, West Coast Board Committee Peer Exchange, Invited Participant: Sponsored by Corporate Board Member Magazine and NYSE, 2007.

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