Robert Popovich, J.D.
Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., Pepperdine University, 1989, summa cum laude
- M.B.T., University of Southern California, 1977
- B.S., California State University, Northridge, 1975, with honors
As a Pepperdine law student, Robert Popovich was first in his class and the business editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. Upon graduation, he worked as an associate with the law firm Irell & Manella, practicing the areas of estate planning, taxation and business transactions. Prior to his tenure as a Pepperdine law student, he practiced, as a CPA, with Deloitte & Touche (then Deloitte Haskins and Sells), was a director of taxes for a large multi-national corporation, and was CEO and Chairman of Lindmar Data Corporation.
Professor Popovich loves his work as a professor at Pepperdine, in particular his passion for teaching. He comments, "My students know from the first day of class that they are my number one priority. Facilitating their learning of the law is, of course, a primary goal. Equally important is that every student knows that their well being is paramount to me." Professor Popovich was twice named a Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow, 1993-1998 and 1998-2003, three times named a Teacher of the Year, 2004-2005, 2008-2009, and 2012-13, and was a 2006 recipient of the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence.