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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, Moderator, Panel on Article V of the Constitution, Association of American Law Schools' Section on Constitutional Law, AALS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2012
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Panelist, "The Supreme Court Takes on Bankruptcy: Clarity and Confusion," National Association of Attorneys General bankruptcy conference in Austin, Texas, 2011
  • Mark S. Scarberry & Nancy Altman, Disentangling Social Security From the Debt Ceiling, HUFFINGTON POST, July 20, 2011
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Chair-Elect, Association of American Law Schools Section on Constitutional Law, 2011
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Moderator, ConlawProf Internet discussion list, 2011
  • Mark S. Scarberry, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review Advisory Board, 2011
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Peer Reviewer, Election Law Journal, 2011
  • Mark S. Scarberry, AALS Section on Law and Religion Program Planning Committee for 2011 and 2012 Annual Meetings, 2011
  • Mark S. Scarberry, AALS Section on Constitutional Law Program Planning Committee for 2012 Annual Meeting, 2011
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Panelist, Implications of Recent Supreme Court Decision, American Bankruptcy Institute Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Debate Participant, The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, at the Republican National Committee meeting, Tampa, Florida, 2011
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Panel Moderator, Conference entitled "A Call for International Religious Freedom," sponsored by the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion and Ethics, Pepperdine Univ. School of Law, 2011
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Panelist, The Citizens United Case and Campaign Finance: A Victory for Free Speech or a Threat to Democracy?, California Lutheran University, 2010
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Speaker, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez: Education, Religion, and Sexuality, UCLA Law School, 2010
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Panelist, Hot Topics in Mortgages: What's Happening in the Field, What's the AG's Role?, National Association of Attorneys General Seminar on Bankruptcy from a Government Perspective, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2010
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Speaker, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly Symposium, 2010
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Speaker, J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference, 2010
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Co-Organizer and Speaker, Pepperdine Law Review Symposium, "Bringing Down the Curtain on the Current Mortgage Crisis and Preventing a Return Engagement", 2009
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Speaker, Joint Program of AALS Section on Creditors' and Debtors' Rights and AALS Section on Real Estate Transactions, AALS Annual Meeting, 2009
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, Hearing on "Abusive Credit Card Practices and Bankruptcy", 2009
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Presenter, Boston College Law School Law and Religion Program Symposium, 2008
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Luncheon speaker, AALS Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services, AALS Annual Meeting, 2008
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Keynote Luncheon Speaker on Statutory Interpretation, American Bankruptcy Institute's 16th Annual Bankruptcy Battleground West Conference, Santa Monica, CA, 2008
  • Mark S. Scarberry, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing on "The Looming Foreclosure Crisis: How To Help Families Save Their Homes", 2007

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