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James Allan Gash, J.D.
Professor of Law and Director of Global Justice Program

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., Pepperdine University, 1993, summa cum laude
  • B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1989, summa cum laude

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After majoring in finance at Abilene Christian University, Professor Gash continued his education at Pepperdine University School of Law. As a law student, he finished first in his class and served as the editor-in-chief of the Pepperdine Law Review.

Upon graduation, he went to work for the small litigation firm of DeSimone & Tropio. The following year, he had the privilege of serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Edith H. Jones, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then joined the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis where he focused on appellate and commercial litigation. He relocated to Kirkland's Los Angeles office in 1997, where he worked until joining the faculty in 1999. From 2005 through 2012, Professor Gash served as Associate Dean for Student Life, and since January of 2012, he has served as Specialist Advisor to the Ugandan High Court.



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  • James Allan Gash, The End of Era: The Supreme Court (Finally) Butts Out of Punitive Damages For Good, 63 FLA. L. REV. 525 (2011) HeinOnline
  • James Allan Gash, Solving the Multiple Punishments Problem: A Call For a National Punitive Damages Registry, 99 NW. U. L. REV. 1613 (2005) SSRN HeinOnline
  • James Allan Gash, Punitive Damages, Other Acts Evidence, and the Constitution, 2004 UTAH L. REV. 1191 (2004) SSRN HeinOnline
  • James Allan Gash, At the Intersection of Proximate Cause and Terrorism: a Contextual Analysis of the (Proposed) Restatement, Third, of Torts Approach to Intervening and Superseding Causes, 91 KY. L.J. 523 (2003) SSRN HeinOnline
  • James Allan Gash, Beyond Erin Brockovich and a Civil Action: Should Strict Products Liability be the Next Frontier for Water Contamination Lawsuits?, 80 WASH. U. L.Q. 51 (2002) SSRN HeinOnline

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