Selina K. Farrell Brandt, J.D.
Assistant Dean for Career Development
Office: School of Law (SOL)
Dean Farrell Brandt graduated cum laude from Oregon State University where she majored in Finance and minored in Economics. Later, she graduated summa cum laude and first in her class from Pepperdine University School of Law. While at Pepperdine, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review and as a teaching assistant for Professor Nancy McGinnis.
After law school, Dean Farrell Brandt practiced corporate and partnership tax for Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles and Orange County. She also worked briefly as a litigation associate for Debevoise & Plimpton in Los Angeles. Later, Dean Farrell Brandt taught Legal Research and Writing at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa and worked as an Attorney Placement Director for Special Counsel, Inc., in Newport Beach. She then served as the Assistant Dean for Career Development at Pepperdine School of Law from 2007-2008 before transitioning into teaching Legal Research and Writing from 2008-2011. In late 2011, Dean Farrell Brandt returned to the Career Development Office, where she is once again serving as Assistant Dean for Career Development. In that capacity, she regularly counsels students and alumni regarding their career goals and job search strategies. She also seeks out and works with employers to match Pepperdine students with the employers' hiring needs.