Steven M. Schultz, J.D.
Dean of Students and 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
Dean 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, Dean Schultz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Dean 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, Dean 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.
Dean Schultz loves to teach and has been teaching courses at Pepperdine since 2005. For the past eight years, Dean Schultz has taught a variety of upper-division courses, including Employment Law, California Civil Procedure, Remedies, and Advanced Litigation Writing. This year, Dean Schultz will be teaching Employment Law in the fall and California Civil Procedure in the spring. In the spring he will also teach Law Exam Workshop II, an academic support course designed to help first-year students improve on exams. Dean 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.
Dean 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 four times and he has been selected by numerous classes to serve as their graduation breakfast speaker.