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David S. Han, J.D.
Associate Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., Harvard University, 2005, magna cum laude
  • B.A., Yale University, 2000, magna cum laude

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Professor Han's scholarship focuses on First Amendment law and tort law. Before joining the Pepperdine faculty in 2013, Professor Han was an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at New York University School of Law. He also practiced as a litigation associate with Munger, Tolles & Olson in San Francisco, where he worked on a broad range of trial and appellate matters.

Professor Han received a B.A. with distinction, magna cum laude, in English Language and Literature from Yale University. Before entering law school, he worked as a strategic planning analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he served as the notes chair of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Michael Boudin on the First Circuit Court of Appeals and for the Honorable David H. Souter on the Supreme Court of the United States.


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  • David S. Han, The Value of First Amendment Theory, 2015 U. ILL. L. REV. SLIP OPINIONS 87 (invited response) SSRN
  • David S. Han, Transparency in First Amendment Doctrine, 65 EMORY L.J. 359 (2015) (solicited) SSRN
  • David S. Han, The Mechanics of First Amendment Audience Analysis, 55 WM. & MARY L. REV. 1647 (2014), to be reprinted in THE FIRST AMENDMENT LAW HANDBOOK (Rodney A. Smolla, ed., West 2014-15) SSRN
  • David S. Han, Rethinking Speech-Tort Remedies, 2014 WIS. L. REV. 1135 (2014) SSRN
  • David S. Han, Autobiographical Lies and the First Amendment's Protection of Self-Defining Speech, 87 N.Y.U. L. REV. 70 (2012), reprinted in THE FIRST AMENDMENT LAW HANDBOOK (Rodney A. Smolla, ed., West 2012-13) SSRN HeinOnline

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