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Mark S. Scarberry, J.D.
Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978
  • A.B., Occidental College, 1975, magna cum laude

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Professor Scarberry decided during his first year at UCLA Law School that he wanted to teach law. He graduated first in his class and then joined the Pepperdine law faculty in 1982 after four years' practice experience with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Los Angeles. His major academic interests are bankruptcy (particularly Chapter 11 business reorganization), remedies, legal philosophy, election law, and constitutional law (particularly freedom of religion). Except when it is time to grade exams, he is amazed that law teachers actually are paid to teach (rather than having to pay for the privilege).


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  • Mark S. Scarberry, The Supreme Court's Decision in Stern v. Marshall: Analysis & Implications, working paper included in program materials for American Bankruptcy Institute's Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 8-10, 2011 SSRN
  • Mark S. Scarberry, For President Obama, Many Gaps to Fill on the Bench, N.Y. TIMES, May 8, 2010
  • Mark S. Scarberry, A Critique of Congressional Proposals to Permit Modification of Home Mortgages in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, 37 PEPP. L. REV. 635 (2010) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Mortgage Wars Episode V-- The Empiricist Strikes Back (Or Out): A Reply to Professor Levitin's Response, 37 PEPP. L. REV. 1277 (2010) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Mark S. Scarberry, John Leland and James Madison: Religious Influence on the Ratification of the Constitution and on the Proposal of the Bill of Rights, 113 PENN. ST. L. REV. 733 (2009) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Historical Considerations and Congressional Representation for the District of Columbia: Constitutionality of the D.C. House Voting Rights Bill in Light of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment and the History of the Creation of the District, 60 ALA. L. REV. 783 (2009) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Detailed Chart Comparing Provisions of Current Bankruptcy Bills Dealing with Modification of Home Mortgages, as of December 13, 2007, 36 N.Y. REAL PROPERTY L.J. 58 (Spring 2008)
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Summary and Analysis of HR 3915: The "Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007", AM. BANKR. INST. LEGIS. COMMITTEE e-NEWSL., Nov. 6, 2007
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Anti-Arbitration Provisions in Pending Federal Legislation Dealing with the Mortgage Crisis, AM. BANKR. INST. ALTERNATIVE DISP. RESOL. COMMITTEE e-NEWSL., Nov. 15, 2007
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Interpreting Bankruptcy Code Sections 502 and 506: Post-Petition Attorneys' Fees in a Post-Travelers World, 15 AM. BANKR. INST. L. REV. 611 (2007) SSRN HeinOnline

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