Victoria L. Schwartz, J.D.
Associate Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
Professor Schwartz joined the Pepperdine faculty in 2013 from the University of Chicago Law School where she was a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law. Prior to her time at the University of Chicago, Professor Schwartz practiced as a litigation associate as part of the Business Trial and Litigation practice of the Century City, California office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Professor Schwartz's practice focused on complex and appellate litigation, contract law, entertainment law, and intellectual property. While at O'Melveny, Professor Schwartz taught at the UCLA Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic and co-authored an article about areas of uncertainty in trademark law.
Before becoming an attorney, Professor Schwartz graduated in 2004 from Stanford University where she received a BA in Political Science with honors and distinction, a BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures with distinction, and a BS in Mathematics with distinction, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honors Society. She then graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2007, where she was the senior editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. Following graduation, Professor Schwartz clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for the Honorable Jay S. Bybee.