Christine Chambers Goodman, J.D.
Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., Stanford Law School
- B.A., Harvard College, cum laude
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Professor Goodman joined the Pepperdine faculty in 2001. She teaches Race and the Law, Evidence, and Trial Practice. She taught Evidence as well as Anti- Discrimination in the London Summer program. Professor Goodman also has taught courses in
Community Outreach/ Youth Mentoring, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Trial Preparation and Settlement. She serves as an advisor to the Black Law Students' Association and the Women's Legal Association, and has been a mock trial team coach. Professor Goodman writes on equal protection topics, including affirmative action, preferences, diversity and racial privacy, as well as evidentiary and criminal law issues, such as the lack of transparency in the death penalty decision-making process in California and medical privacy. Her book, California Evidence, in Aspen's Examples and Explanations series was released in June.
While at Stanford Law School, Professor Goodman participated on the board of directors for the Annual Women of Color and the Law Conference, worked as a teaching assistant in the political science department, and was an assistant editor for a new journal on gender issues. After law school she worked as an associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (1991-93) and Gipson, Hoffman & Pancione (1993-1995), engaging in civil litigation in state and federal courts. In 1995, Professor Goodman began teaching at UCLA, and created and taught a course in lawyering skills for public interest attorneys.
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Chris Chambers Goodman, Augmenting Transparency in the Ballot Initiative Process: Impacts of the 2014 Reforms on the 2016 Election Cycle, 19 CHAP. L. REV. 129 (2016) Christine Chambers Goodman, Confrontation's Convolutions, 47 LOY. U. CHI. L.J. 817 (2016) Christine Chambers Goodman, Net (Race) Neutral: An Essay on How GPA + (Reweighted) SAT - Race = Diversity, 59 ST. LOUIS U. L.J. 303 (2015) SSRN Chris Chambers Goodman, Evidence, California Litigation Review: Review of 2014 Developments Christine Chambers Goodman, Now Children Learn Better: Revising NCLB to Promote Teacher Effectiveness in Student Development, 14 U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 81 (2014) HeinOnlineChristine Chambers Goodman, When Privacy is Not an Option: Codifying the Contours of Necessary Third Parties in Emergency Medical Situations, 63 SYRACUSE L. REV. 399 (2013) SSRN HeinOnlineChristine Chambers Goodman, A Teacher Who Looks Like Me, ST. JOHN'S J. C.R. & ECON. DEV. 105 (2013) SSRN Christine Chambers Goodman & F. Jason Far-Hadian, Discrimination and Bias: Strategies for Preventing and Responding in the Intellectual Property Bar (MCLE Self Study Article), California Bar Journal, 2012 Christine Chambers Goodman, The Gate(way)s of Hell and Pathways to Purgatory: Eradicating Common Law Protections in the Newly Sculpted Character Evidence Rules of the United Kingdom's 2003 Criminal Justice Act, 66 U. MIAMI L. REV. 79 (2011) SSRN HeinOnlineChristine Goodman, Carol A. Chase & H. Mitchell Caldwell, Unpredictable Doom and Lethal Injustice: An Argument for Greater Transparency in Death Penalty Decisions, 82 TEMP. L. REV. 997 (2009) SSRN HeinOnlineChristine Chambers Goodman, (M)Ad Men: Using Persuasion Factors in Media Advertisements to Prevent a "Tyranny of the Majority' on Ballot Propositions, 32 HASTINGS COMM. & ENT. L.J. 247 (2010) SSRN HeinOnlineChristine Chambers Goodman, A Modest Proposal in Deference to Diversity, 23 NAT'L BLACK L.J. 1 (2010) SSRN HeinOnlineChristine Chambers Goodman & Rebecca J. Joseph, An Open Letter to President Faust and the Harvard Community, HARVARD CRIMSON, June 2, 2009 Christine Chambers Goodman & Carol Chase, Death Penalty Criteria Must Be Transparent, SACRAMENTO BEE, July 2, 2009 Christine Chambers Goodman, Protecting the Party Girl: A New Approach for Evaluating Intoxicated Consent, 2009 BYU L. REV. 57 (2009) SSRN HeinOnlineChristine Chambers Goodman, Retaining Diversity in the Classroom: Strategies for Maximizing the Benefits that Flow from a Diverse Student Body, 35 PEPP. L. REV. 663 (2008) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnlineChristine Chambers Goodman, Examining "Voter Intent" Behind Proposition 209: Why Recruitment, Retention and Scholarship Privileges Should Be Permissible under Article 1, Section 31, 27 CHICANA/O-LATINA/O L. REV. 59 (2008) SSRN HeinOnlineChristine Chambers Goodman, Beneath the Veil: Corollaries on Diversity and Critical Mass Scholarships from Rawls' Original Position on Justice, 13 WASH. & LEE J. CIV. RTS. & SOC. JUST. 285 (2007) SSRN HeinOnlineChristine Chambers Goodman, The Color of Our Character: Confronting the Racial Character of Rule 404(b) Evidence, 25 LAW & INEQ. 1 (2007) SSRN HeinOnlineChristine Chambers Goodman, Redacting Race In The Quest For Colorblind Justice: How Racial Privacy Legislation Subverts Antidiscrimination Laws, 88 MARQ. L. REV. 299 (2004) SSRN HeinOnlineChristine Chambers Goodman, Disregarding Intent: Using Statistical Evidence to Provide Greater Protection of the Laws, 66 ALB. L. REV. 633 (2003) SSRN HeinOnline