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Jason Jarvis

Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Projects
Caruso School of Law


Jason Jarvis has served the Pepperdine Caruso Law School as Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Projects since 2019. His primary responsibility is to serve as the dean of online programs, but he also serves the law school in the areas of recruitment, advancement, mission initiatives, diversity initiatives, and other special projects. Dean Jarvis teaches Civil Procedure in the Juris Doctor program at Caruso Law, as well as several courses in the online masters' programs at the law school, including Constitutional Law, Legal Research and Writing, and Civil Procedure. Dean Jarvis has published in the areas of Constitutional and International litigation and procedure.

Prior to his formal role at Pepperdine Caruso Law, Dean Jarvis practiced litigation for many 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 an active member of the California bar and is also licensed to practice before numerous federal courts and in the District of Columbia and Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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


  • Civil Procedure 
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legal Research and Writing