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Jason Jarvis

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Assistant Professor of Law and Practice
Caruso School of Law


Jason Jarvis is an assistant professor of law and practice and currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. In the Juris Doctor program, Dean Jarvis teaches Civil Procedure, Remedies, and Complex Litigation; and in the Online Masters program teaches a unique class called "Practical Litigation." His research and scholarship are in the area of historical civil procedure and federal jurisdiction.

Prior to his formal role at Pepperdine Caruso Law, Dean Jarvis practiced litigation for several years, first in the appellate and Supreme Court practice group at Jones Day in Washington, DC, and eventually at Los Angeles litigation firm Levinson, Arshonsky & Kurtz LLP, where he focused on trade secrets and employment trial litigation. He has argued numerous cases in the federal and state courts of appeal and tried cases in the areas of trade secrets, property, and administrative law. Before entering private practice, Dean Jarvis clerked for the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Dean Jarvis graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine Law School, where he was the managing editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. He is married to Emily A. A. Jarvis, a professor of chemistry.


  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2003
  • B.A., Pepperdine University Seaver College, 1995


Forthcoming Articles

  • Jason J. Jarvis, Geometric Federalism, ALA. L. REV. (forthcoming 2025) SSRN 
  • Jason Jarvis with Naomi Price, Conspiracy Jurisdiction, 76 STAN. L. REV. (forthcoming 2024) SSRN


  • Jason Jarvis, A New Paradigm for the Alien Tort Statute Under Extraterritoriality and the Universality Principle, 30 PEPP. L. REV. 671 (2003) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Jason Jarvis, Constitutional Constraints on the International Law-Making Power of the Federal Courts, 13 J. TRANSNAT'L L. & POL'Y 251 (2003) SSRN HeinOnline


  • Civil Procedure 
  • Jurisdiction
  • Federal Courts
  • Remedies