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Barry McDonald, J.D. 
Associate Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4668
E-mail: barry.mcdonald@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • First Amendment law
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Constitutional law
  • Contract law
  • Intellectual property law and copyright
McDonald is an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law, First Amendment law, and intellectual property law.  He is a recognized scholar in the area of First Amendment law.  Prior to joining the faculty, McDonald worked for the U.S. Department of State, the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and as general counsel to two different technology companies.

McDonald is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, and the American Association of Law Schools (AALS).  He also served as the 2008 Chairperson of the Mass Communications Law Section of the AALS, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of that Section, the Section on Defamation and Privacy, and the Section on Law and Religion.  He clerked for the Honorable James K. Logan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and then served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist during the 1989-90 Term of the Supreme Court of the United States.  

McDonald has been quoted as an expert in publications such as The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, California Lawyer, and The Daily Journal, and his commentary has been broadcast on NPR, KABC, and KNX1070 to name only a few. Additionally, he regularly publishes articles and essays on the law governing freedom of expression and religion in such prominent journals as the Emory Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal and Washington & Lee Law Review.

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Robert Popovich, J.D. 
Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4620
E-mail: robert.popovich@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Community property
  • Contract law
  • Estate planning
  • Federal estate and gift taxation

Robert Popovich teaches community property, contracts, estate planning, federal estate and gift taxation, and federal income tax. He also serves as the faculty advisor to the Business and Tax Law Society. Popovich presently serves as the director of international programs and he was twice named a Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Teacher of the Year.

Popovich is a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed in California as a CPA. He is also a member of the American and California Bas Associations (Taxation, Education, Teaching Taxation, Estate & Gift Taxation, Trusts & Estates, and Real Property, Probate and Trusts sections), the American Institute and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves on the Association of American Law School's committees of Donative Transfers, Fiduciaries and Estate Planning, and VAT and Other Consumption Taxes.

Popovich was the business editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. Upon graduation from Pepperdine University School of Law, 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, was a director of taxes for a large multinational corporation, and was CEO and Chairman of Lindmar Data Corporation.

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Mark S. Scarberry, J.D. 
Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4667
E-mail: mark.scarberry@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Bankruptcy (business reorganization)
  • Contract law
  • Legal philosophy
  • Constitutional law (freedom of religion)

Mark Scarberry specializes in bankruptcy (particularly Chapter 11 business reorganization), contracts, legal philosophy, and constitutional law (particularly freedom of religion). Currently he teaches remedies, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, business reorganization in bankruptcy, and mergers and acquisitions.

He received his J.D. from UCLA and joined the Pepperdine law faculty after four years of practice experience with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Los Angeles.

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