Robert J. Pushaw, J.D.
James Wilson Endowed Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., Yale University, 1988
- B.A., La Salle College, 1980, summa cum laude
In law school, Robert Pushaw served as Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal and received an Olin Foundation Fellowship. After graduation, he clerked for Judge James Buckley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, then worked as an employment lawyer for Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle.
Joining the University of Missouri School of Law faculty in 1992, Professor Pushaw taught Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Contracts, and Estates and Trusts. In 1998, he won the Blackwell Sanders Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award as the law school's top teacher. In 2000, Pushaw received the William Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, the University of Missouri's highest teaching honor. He came to Pepperdine in 2001, and won the School of Law's Teaching Award in 2007.