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Derek Muller, J.D.
Associate Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., University of Notre Dame, 2007, summa cum laude
  • B.A., Hillsdale College, 2004, summa cum laude

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Professor Muller's research and writing focus on election law, particularly federalism and the role of states in the administration of elections. His work has appeared in the Arizona Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, the Arizona State Law Journal, the Florida State University Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the peer-reviewed Election Law Journal.

At Pepperdine, he teaches in the areas of election law, civil procedure, complex litigation, admininstrative law, and evidence. Before that, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Shughart Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. He clerked for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and practiced as a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago.


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  • Derek T. Muller, Legislative Delegations and the Elections Clause, 43 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 717 (2016) SSRN
  • Derek T. Muller, Perpetuating 'One Person, One Vote' Errors, 39 HARV. J.L. & PUB. POL'Y 371 (2016) SSRN
  • Derek T. Muller, Complexity Confronting State Judges and the Right to Vote, 77 OHIO ST. L.J. FURTHERMORE 65 (2016) SSRN
  • Derek T. Muller, Ballot Speech, 58 ARIZ. L. REV. 693 (2016) SSRN
  • Derek T. Muller, Scrutinizing Federal Electoral Qualifications, 90 IND. L.J. 559 (2015) SSRN
  • Derek T. Muller, The Play in the Joints of the Election Clauses, 13 ELECTION L.J. 310 (2014) (peer reviewed) (solicited) SSRN
  • Derek T. Muller, Judicial Review of Congressional Power Before and After Shelby County v. Holder, 8 CHARLESTON L. REV. 287 (2013) (solicited) SSRN
  • Derek T. Muller, Disfavored Candidates and the Democracy Canon, 65 FLA. L. REV. FORUM 1 (2013) (solicited) SSRN
  • Derek T. Muller, Invisible Federalism and the Electoral College, 44 ARIZ. ST. L.J. 1237 (2012) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Derek T. Muller, More Thoughts on the Compact Clause and the National Popular Vote: A Response to Professor Hendricks, 7 ELECTION L.J. 227 (2008) (peer reviewed) (solicited) SSRN
  • Derek T. Muller, The Compact Clause and the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, 6 ELECTION L.J. 372 (2007) (peer reviewed) SSRN
  • Derek T. Muller, Note, "As Much Upon Tradition As Upon Principle": A Critique of the Privilege of Necessity Destruction Under the Fifth Amendment, 82 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 481 (2006) SSRN HeinOnline

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