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Carol Chase - Pepperdine School of Law

Carol A. Chase, J.D.

Professor of Law
Director of the London Program

E-mail: carol.chase@pepperdine.edu

Pepperdine School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263

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Before joining the Pepperdine faculty, Professor Chase was an assistant U.S. attorney for the criminal division in Los Angeles. She has been an associate in the Los Angeles offices of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar, and is admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Professor Chase regularly teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Trial Practice, and has been honored as a Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow, and is the recipient of the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence. She has commented extensively in the media on various legal topics. She has also served as the Law School's Associate Dean for Academics.

Her publications include a trial advocacy textbook, The Art & Science of Trial Advocacy (2nd ed.) (Lexis-Nexis 2010), which she co-authored and a case file supplement for that textbook, which she also co-authored. In addition she has published numerous law review articles and several Op-Ed pieces.

Professor Chase has also worked on plea bargaining projects through Pepperdine's Global Justice Program. She has volunteered at local elementary and high schools teaching children about the American justice system and coaching them in mock trials.

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Trial Advocacy


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1975, summa cum laude

Scholarship & Activities

Key Works

Forthcoming Books | Books | Articles | Reports | Popular Press

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