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Hilary S. Reed - Pepperdine School of Law

Hilary S. Reed, J.D.

Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing

E-mail: hilary.s.reed@pepperdine.edu

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

Faculty Support Services: (310) 506-4676

Before heading west for law school, Professor Reed completed a degree in History from Abilene Christian University, where she co-founded one of the first university chapters of the International Justice Mission. She attended Pepperdine University School of Law as a Faculty Scholar. 

After graduating magna cum laude from Pepperdine, she was an associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP in their downtown Los Angeles office. While there her practice areas included general litigation and corporate bankruptcy. During her time at O'Melveny, she was a member of the Associate and Counsel Advisory Committee, Women Attorney Network, and participated in various pro bono projects.

During her tenure as a student, Professor Reed was a note and comment editor on Law Review, Legal Research and Writing teaching assistant, Student Ministries coordinator, Christian Legal Society member, and on the Moot Court Team. She was also selected to be a Blackstone Fellow.

Professor Reed teaches Legal Research and Writing as well as Honors Appellate Advocacy. She is also the director of Appellate Moot Court at Pepperdine. She also traveled to India with Pepperdine's Global Justice Program to lead a workshop on legal writing for Indian attorneys.

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Research and Writing


  • J.D., Pepperdine University, magna cum laude
  • B.A., Abilene Christian University