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Robert F. Cochran Jr.

Professor Emeritus
Caruso School of Law


Professor Cochran is the co-author or co-editor of Agape, Justice and Law: How Might Christian Love Shape Law?, Cambridge University Press (2017); Law and the Bible, IVP (2013); Lawyers, Clients, and Moral Responsibility, 2nd ed. West (2009); Cases and Materials on the Legal Profession, 3rd ed. (2002); The Counselor-at-Law: A Collaborative Approach to Client Interviewing and Counseling, 3rd ed. Matthew Bender (2014); Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought, Yale University Press (2001); Law and Community: The Case of Torts, Rowman and Littlefield (2003); and Faith and Law: How Religious Traditions from Calvinism to Islam View American Law, NYU Press (2008).

He is the founder of Pepperdine's Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics, and co-founder of the Global Justice Program. In recent years, he has traveled to Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia assisting with students in justice projects and lecturing on law and religion.

Professor Cochran teaches Torts, Legal Ethics, Religion and Law, and Family Law. "I teach because I think that truth is important. My hope is that, in interaction with my students, we will discover the truth," he says.


  • J.D., University of Virginia, 1976
  • B.A., Carson-Newman College, 1973, magna cum laude



  • Robert F. Cochran, Jr. (ed.), AGAPE, JUSTICE, AND LAW: HOW MIGHT CHRISTIAN LOVE SHAPE LAW? (Robert F. Cochran, Jr. & Zachary Calo eds., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017).  Worldcat

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  • Criminal Law
  • Ethics
  • Law and Religion
  • Torts