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Arnold Barba

Assistant Dean of Professional Formation
Chief of Staff and Director of the Parris Institute for Professional Excellence
Caruso School of Law


Arnold Barba is an Assistant Dean of Professional Formation, Chief of Staff, and Director of the Parris Institute for Professional Excellence.   Barba has taught civil trial preparation and settlement at the law school to upper division students since 2009 as an Adjunct Professor of Law. 

Before joining Pepperdine Caruso Law, Barba served as a litigation partner at the boutique firm of LimNexus, LLP, where he focused his trial practice on complex business litigation, catastrophic tort defense, and insurance recovery.

Barba served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal. He earned his B.A. and J.D. from UCLA where he was awarded the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for earning his section’s highest grade in Criminal Law.  He was named the Alumnus of the Year by the La Raza Law Student Association in 2004. Barba was also a Judicial Extern in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, an Associate at Morrison & Foerster, Brown Winfield & Cazoneri, and Anderson Kill.