Steven M. Schultz, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
Professor Schultz is a two-time graduate of UCLA. He earned summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors with his bachelor's degree in 1984 and graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 1987. Immediately following law school, Professor Schultz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Professor Schultz practiced labor and employment law for more than a decade with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles. He was elected to Gibson, Dunn's partnership in 1995. In 1998, Professor Schultz joined one of his clients, MiniMed Inc., a publicly-traded biomedical device company focusing on helping people with diabetes. At MiniMed, he was a member of the senior management team, holding positions which included Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Assistant General Counsel.
Professor Schultz has always wanted to work with students and joined Pepperdine University School of Law in 2003 as an assistant director of career development. In that role, he counseled students and alumni on all aspects of legal employment. In 2005, he joined the faculty.
Professor Schultz loves to teach. For five years, Professor Schultz taught a first-year Legal Research and Writing course. For the past four years, he has taught a variety of upper-division classes, including Employment Law, California Civil Procedure, Remedies, Advanced Litigation Writing, and he will be teaching Employment Law and California Civil Procedure again this year. In addition, this year, Professor Schultz will assume responsibility for the law school's academic support program. Professor Schultz has been honored to receive Pepperdine University's Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence and the law school's Professor of the Year award.