Steven M. Schultz, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1987
- B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1984, summa cum laude
Professor Schultz is a two-time graduate of UCLA. He earned summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors with his bachelor's degree in 1984 and graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 1987. Immediately following law school, Professor Schultz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Professor Schultz practiced labor and employment law for more than a decade with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles. He was elected to Gibson, Dunn's partnership in 1995. In 1998, Professor Schultz joined one of his clients, MiniMed Inc., a publicly-traded biomedical device company focusing on helping people with diabetes. At MiniMed, he was a member of the senior management team, holding positions which included Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Assistant General Counsel.
Professor Schultz loves to teach and is delighted to be teaching in Pepperdine's London Program in fall 2015, returning to the Malibu campus for the spring semester. For the past seven years, Professor Schultz has taught a variety of upper-division courses, including Employment Law, Remedies, California Civil Procedure, and Advanced Litigation Writing. Professor Schultz tries to infuse different teaching techniques into his classes, including having students download and read whole cases and statutes in Employment Law in lieu of using a traditional casebook. Prior to teaching upper-division courses, Professor Schultz taught a first-year Legal Research and Writing course for five years. Professor Schultz also has significant responsibility for the law school's first-year academic support program.
Professor Schultz has been honored to receive Pepperdine University's Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence. He has received the law school's Professor of the Year award three times and he has been selected by numerous classes to serve as their graduation breakfast speaker.