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Mark Kubisch

Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing
Director of the Appellate Advocacy Program
Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program
Caruso School of Law


Professor Mark Kubisch’s research focuses on the rise of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues and the implications of that rise on related administrative, constitutional, and corporate legal doctrines. Professor Kubisch’s scholarship has appeared in the Texas A&M Law Review and his paper “ESG, Public Pensions, and Compelled Speech” was a winning entry in the Federalist Society’s annual Young Legal  Scholars Paper Competition in 2023. Professor Kubisch’s scholarship has also been featured in Columbia Law School’s Blue Sky Blog (a blog on corporations and the capital markets) and his public writings have been published in Bloomberg Law

Professor Kubisch graduated first in his class from Notre Dame Law School, where he  served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Notre Dame Law Review and won the Colonel  William J. Hoynes Award. After law school, Professor Kubisch clerked for the Honorable Steven M. Colloton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth  Circuit during the 2015-2016 term. Prior to teaching at Pepperdine, Professor Kubisch  was an associate at Jones Day, where he specialized in appellate litigation and critical  motions practice.


  • J.D., University of Notre Dame, 2015, summa cum laude
  • B.A., University of Dallas, 2012, summa cum laude



  • Mark R. Kubisch, ESG, Public Pensions, and Compelled Speech, 11 TEX. A&M L. REV.  71 (2023) SSRN Texas A & M L. REV.