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Professor Robert Anderson - Pepperdine School of Law

Robert Anderson IV, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Law

E-mail: robert.anderson@pepperdine.edu

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

Faculty Support Services: (310) 506-4676

Robert Anderson received his JD from New York University School of Law in 2000, and was associated with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP from 2000 to 2003 where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions and financial institutions regulation. In 2008, he received his PhD in Political Science at Stanford University, where his fields included American Politics, Political Organizations, and Political Methodology (Statistics).

Professor Anderson's primary research interests are corporate and securities law, positive political theory of the judiciary, and quantitative and empirical approaches to law. In particular, he has worked extensively on modeling judicial behavior and developing computational and empirical techniques for analyzing corporate transactions and corporate governance.

Areas of Expertise

  • Contract Law
  • Law and Economics 


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 2008
  • J.D., New York University, 2000
  • B.A., Claremont-McKenna College, 1997

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