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Hilary S. Reed, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., Pepperdine University, magna cum laude
  • B.A., Abilene Christian University

Before heading west for law school, Professor Reed completed a degree in History from Abilene Christian University, where she co-founded one of the first university chapters of the International Justice Mission. She attended Pepperdine University School of Law as a Faculty Scholar. During her tenure as a student, Professor Reed was a note and comment editor on Law Review, Legal Research and Writing teaching assistant, Student Ministries coordinator, Christian Legal Society member, and on the Moot Court Team. She was also selected to be a Blackstone Fellow during her time in law school.

After graduating magna cum laude from Pepperdine, she was an associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP in their downtown Los Angeles office. While there her practice areas included general litigation and corporate bankruptcy. During her time at O'Melveny, she was a member of the Associate and Counsel Advisory Committee, Women Attorney Network, and participated in various pro bono projects. Currently, she volunteers at the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Program. She recently traveled to India with Pepperdine's Global Justice Program to lead a workshop on legal writing for Indian attorneys.

Professor Reed teaches Legal Research and Writing and Honors Appellate Advocacy. She also coaches the Interschool Moot Court Team.


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