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Summer Faculty Bios

Professor Colleen Graffy is the Director of the London Semester, and Associate Professor of Law for Pepperdine University School of Law. She teaches International Public Law and International Environmental Law. She holds a Diploma of Law from City University and the Inns of Court School of Law. She also has an M.A. degree from Boston University and an LL.M from King's College, University of London, with merit. She is an English Barrister and a Bencher of the Middle Temple. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. State Department where worked with over forty U.S. embassies and a team in Washington, DC to communicate U.S. policy, values, and culture.

Professor Graffy is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.   Professor Graffy has written on legal issues in the United States and Britain and is a frequent commentator for radio and television on transatlantic political, legal, and cultural issues.


Professor Edward J. Larson is a professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law and will be teaching Corporations during the Summer London term. He holds an appointment as University Professor and is also the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law. Professor Larson has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from Harvard School of Law.

Professor Larson has written nine books and nearly one hundred published articles. He is the author of a widely-used property law casebook. Among his other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion (1997). His latest book, An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science (2011) was a finalist for the 2012 Hessell-Tiltman Prize in History. Larson's articles have appeared in such varied journals as American History, Nature, Atlantic Monthly, and Scientific American.

Professor Larson has taught courses in first-year property and health-care law for over twenty years at the University of Georgia and Pepperdine University. He served as a visiting professor of law at Stanford University in 2012 and was a visiting professor teaching American Constitutional Law at the University of Melbourne in 2011.


Dr Makeen F. Makeen is an adjunct professor teaching International Entertainment and Copyright. He is a professor at the University of London, the School of Oriental and African Studies. He received a LL.B from Cairo and LL.M and Ph.D from the University of London. He has numerous publications, including his book, Copyright in a Global Information Society: The Scope of Copyright Protection Under International, US, UK and French Law.


Christina Osborne coordinates the international clinical and the moot court programs.   In that capacity, she facilitates internships for over twenty law students in various law offices and international organizations in London. She also arranges moot court competitions with British Inns of Courts and at the Royal Courts of Justice for both Pepperdine law students and UK law students. She holds her BA from the University of Southern California and her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law where she was active in international organizations and a student in the Fall London program. She is a member of the California bar. She has also attended course at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to her work for the school of law, she was a researcher and caseworker in the House of Commons.