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Steven M. Schultz

Assistant Professor of Law
Caruso School of Law


Professor Schultz is a two-time graduate of UCLA. He earned summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors with his bachelor's degree in 1984 and graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 1987. Immediately following law school, Professor Schultz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson of the US District Court for the Central District of California.

Professor Schultz practiced labor and employment law for more than a decade with Gibson Dunn in Los Angeles. He was elected to Gibson Dunn's partnership in 1995. In 1998, Professor Schultz joined one of his clients, MiniMed Inc., a publicly-traded biomedical device company focused on helping people with diabetes. At MiniMed, he was a member of the senior management team, holding positions which included Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Assistant General Counsel.

Professor Schultz loves to teach and has been teaching courses at Pepperdine since 2005. For over a decade, Professor Schultz has taught a variety of upper-division courses, including Employment Law, California Civil Procedure, Remedies, and Advanced Litigation Writing. This year, Professor Schultz will be teaching California Civil Procedure and Remedies in the fall semester. In prior years, Professor Schultz served as a visiting professor at UCLA School of Law and at Augsburg University in Germany.

Professor Schultz has been honored to receive Pepperdine University's Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence on two occasions. He has received the law school's Professor of the Year award nine times, and he has also recieved the law school's Skip McDermott Teaching Award. Professor Schultz has also been selected by numerous classes to serve as their graduation breakfast speaker.


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1987
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1984, summa cum laude



  • Civil Procedure