Robert F. Cochran, Jr., Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law, is the
founder and director of the Institute. He has written several books on the subjects of law, religion, and ethics, including Cases and Materials on the Legal Profession (West 2002) (with Teresa Collett), Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought (Yale University Press 2001) (with Michael McConnell and Angela Carmella), and Lawyers, Clients, and Moral Responsibility (West 1994) (with Thomas Shaffer). He teaches torts, as well as courses on the relationship between faith, morality, law, and the legal profession. In 1999, the idea for Pepperdine's Union Rescue Mission Legal Clinic grew out of one of those classes. Professor Cochran is one of the founders of the Law Professors' Christian Fellowship, and served as chair of the Association of American Law School's Professional Responsibility Section in 2002-2003.