Brittany Stringfellow Otey, J.D.
Director, Pepperdine Legal Aid and Family Law Clinics at the Union Rescue Mission and Assistant Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2001
- B.A., Westmost College, 1997
While attending Pepperdine School of Law, Professor Otey served as a note and comment editor on both the Pepperdine Law Review and the Dispute Resolution Law Journal. She participated as a member of the nationally-acclaimed trial advocacy team and served as vice-president of the Christian Legal Society. In addition, she volunteered at the Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic at the Union Rescue Mission.
Upon graduation, Professor Otey clerked at the Orange County District Attorney's Office, before going into private practice in Long Beach, California. Practicing primarily family law, and wills and trusts, Professor Otey continued to take pro bono cases from the Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic.
Professor Otey directs the Pepperdine Legal Aid and Family Law Clinics located in the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles. Staffed by Pepperdine law students, the clinic serves over 100 homeless and formerly homeless clients each month in the areas of family law, resolving tickets and warrants, expungements, housing, and government benefits. Professor Otey also teaches the accompanying legal aid and family law clinical courses.
Professor Otey's research focuses on preparing Millennial students for legal practice. Her article, "Millennials, Technology, and Professional Responsibility: Training a New Generation in Technological Professionalism," 33 Journal of the Legal Profession (2013) addresses the practical and ethical ramifications of law practice technology.