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Ahmed Taha, Ph.D.
Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 1996
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 1996
  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1988

Professor Taha's research focuses primarily on consumer and investor protection law. This research reflects both his training in law and in economics in which he holds a PhD. His research has been discussed in national media outlets, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Prior to joining the Pepperdine faculty, Professor Taha was a professor at Wake Forest Law School, an attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U. S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., a litigation associate with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California, and a corporate finance analyst at McKinsey and Company in New York. Professor Taha teaches Civil Procedure, Corporations, and Accounting and Finance for Lawyers.


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  • Ahmed E. Taha, Selling the Outlier, 41 J. CORP. L. 459 (2015)
  • Ahmed E. Taha & Molly Mercer, Unintended Consequences: An Experimental Investigation of the (In)effectiveness of Mandatory Disclosures, 55 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 405 (2015) SSRN
  • Ahmed E. Taha & John Petrocelli, Disclosures about Disclosures: Can Conflict of Interest Warnings Be Made More Effective?, 12 J. EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES 236 (2015) SSRN
  • Ahmed E. Taha & John Petrocelli, Sending Mixed Messages: Investor Interpretations of Disclosures of Analyst Stock Ownership, 20 PSYCHOL. PUB. POL. & L. 26 (2014) SSRN
  • Ahmed E. Taha & Alan Palmiter, Mutual Fund Performance Advertising: Inherently and Materially Misleading?, 46 GEORGIA L. REV. 289 (2012) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Ahmed E. Taha, Are College Athletes Economically Exploited?, 2 WAKE FOREST J. LAW & POL'Y 69 (2012) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Ahmed E. Taha, Molly Mercer & Alan R. Palmiter, Worthless Warnings? Testing the Effectiveness of Disclaimers in Mutual Fund Advertisements, 7 J. EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES 429 (2010) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Ahmed E. Taha, Judge Shopping: Testing Whether Judges' Political Orientations Affect Case Filings, 78 U. CIN. L. REV. 1007 (2010) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Ahmed E. Taha & Alan R. Palmiter, Star Creation: The Incubation of Mutual Funds, 62 VAND. L. REV. 1485 (2009) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Ahmed E. Taha & Alan R. Palmiter, Mutual Fund Investors: Divergent Profiles, 2008 COLUM. BUS. L. REV. 934 (2008) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Ahmed E. Taha & Alan Palmiter, Mutual Fund Investors: Sharp Enough?, 24 J. FIN. TRANSFORMATION 113 (2008)
  • Ahmed E. Taha, Controlling Conflicts of Interest: A Tale of Two Industries, 37 LOY. U. CHI. L. J. 753 (2006) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Ahmed E. Taha, Data and Selection Bias - A Case Study, 75 UMKC L. REV. 171 (2006) HeinOnline
  • Ahmed E. Taha, How Panels Affect Judges: Empirical Evidence from U.S. District Courts, 39 U. RICH. L. REV. 1235 (2005) HeinOnline
  • Ahmed E. Taha, Information and the Selection of Judges: A Comment on "A Tournament of Judges", 32 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 1401 (2005) HeinOnline
  • Ahmed E. Taha, Information and the Selection of Judges, Jurist online symposium on "The Judicial Confirmation Process" (2004)
  • Ahmed E. Taha, Publish or Paris? Evidence of How Judges Allocate Their Time, 6 AM. L & ECON. REV. 1 (2004) SSRN
  • Ahmed E. Taha, The Equilibrium Effect of Legal Rule Changes: Are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Being Circumvented?, 21 INT'L REV. LAW. & ECON. 251 (2001)

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