Bernard James teaches courses in Civil Rights, Federalism, Individual Rights, Education Law, State Constitutional Law and Introduction to American Law. He joined the Pepperdine faculty in 1984 after serving in Michigan as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Myron Wahls for the Court of Appeals.
Professor James is the author of the textbook Education Policy and the Law: Cases and Commentary (Vandeplas Publishing 2009). He serves as a senior consultant to the US Department of Justice where he published Sharing Information: A Guide to FERPA and Participation in Juvenile Justice Programs (DOJ Programs 1997). He is the contributing legal editor to the NASRO Journal of School Safety and comments on constitutional issues in North America and Europe.
- J.D., University of Michigan, 1983
- B.G.S., University of Michigan, 1977
- Constitutional Law
- Education Law