Thomas G. Bost, J.D.
Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1967
- B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1964, summa cum laude
Order of the Coif and Founder's Medalist (First in Class) were just two of the honors Professor Bost received as a student at the Vanderbilt University Law School. He was the note editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review and upon graduation served for a year as an assistant professor of law at Vanderbilt.
Professor Bost became associated with the Los Angeles office of Latham and Watkins in 1968 and was a partner in the firm from 1975 through 1999. During his career he has been a frequent lecturer on legal topics for numerous groups including the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the University of Southern California Tax Institute, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation, the Tennessee Tax Institute, the California Continuing Education of the Bar, the University of Texas Ethics Institute, the Christian Scholars' Conference and the Religiously-Affiliated Law Schools Conference. He served as the associate dean for academics in 2009 and as the interim dean of the School of Law for the 2010-2011 academic year. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a member of the American Bar Association, the American College of Tax Counsel, the State Bar of California, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Professor Bost has also served as a member and Chair of the Board of Regents of Pepperdine University. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Legal Foundation, serving as chair of the Board in 2001-02 and 2009, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Fuller Theological Seminary.
Professor Bost teaches Business Planning, Corporations, Securities Regulation, Federal Income Taxation of Property Transactions, and Introduction to Ethical Lawyering.