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Derek Muller

Associate Professor of Law
School of Law

Biography

Professor Muller's research and writing focus on election law, particularly federalism and the role of states in the administration of elections. His work has appeared in the Arizona Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, the Arizona State Law Journal, the Florida State University Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Fordham Law Review, and the peer-reviewed Election Law Journal.

At Pepperdine, he teaches in the areas of election law, civil procedure, complex litigation, administrative law, and evidence. Before that, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Shughart Scholar at Penn State Law. He clerked for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and practiced as a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago. His opinion pieces have been published in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Education

  • J.D., University of Notre Dame, 2007, summa cum laude
  • B.A., Hillsdale College, 2004, summa cum laude

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Topics

  • Civil Procedure
  • Election Law
  • Federal Courts