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Richard C. Chen, J.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., Harvard University, 2009, magna cum laude
  • A.B., Harvard University, 2002, cum laude

Curriculum Vitae


Richard Chen joined the faculty as a visiting assistant professor in 2013. He previously served as a law clerk for two judges, the Honorable Raymond Fisher and the Honorable Paul Watford, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Between his two clerkships, Professor Chen practiced for two years at Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles, specializing in civil litigation. He received his JD from Harvard Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Harvard Law Review. During law school, he interned at the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and prior to law school, he served as an intern in the Cambodia office of International Justice Mission, where he worked with trafficking victims. At Pepperdine Professor Chen teaches Contracts and International Business Transactions. His research interests include international investment law, contracts, and corporations.


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