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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 been selected for publication in the Indiana Law Journal, the Arizona State Law Journal, the Election Law Journal, the Florida State University Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the Arizona Law Review.

At Pepperdine, Professor Muller has taught in the areas of election law, civil procedure, complex litigation, administrative 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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Popular Press

  • Derek T. Muller, Natural-born mess: What would it take to kick Ted Cruz off the ballot?, REUTERS: THE GREAT DEBATE, Jan. 15, 2016
  • Derek T. Muller, If no one else can stop Trump, the Electoral College still can. It's in the Constitution, WASHINGTON POSTEVERYTHING, Mar. 17, 2016
  • Derek T. Muller, GOP nomination process 101: Candidates? remedial edition,, Reuters, Apr. 14, 2016
  • Babette Boliek and Derek T. Muller, The Donald on "SNL": Equal Time Isn't Needed, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Nov. 4, 2015
  • Derek T. Muller, Fix Michigan Election Law, DETROIT NEWS, MAY 19, 2014
  • Derek T. Muller, Mary Landrieu's Residency Isn't Up to Courts, It's Up to Congress, NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE, SEPT. 1, 2014

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