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Steven M. Schultz - Pepperdine School of Law

Steven M. Schultz, J.D.

Director of Global Programs
Assistant Professor of Law

E-mail: steven.schultz2@pepperdine.edu

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

Faculty Support Services: (310) 506-4676

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 Schlutz practiced labor and employment law for more than a decade with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 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 the past eight years, 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 Remedies in the fall and Employment Law and California Civil Procedure in the spring. In addition, he will teach California Civil Procedure ASP each semester, an academic support course designed to help upper-division students improve on exams. Professor Schultz tries to infuse different teaching techniques into his classes, including having students download and read whole cases and statutes in Employment Law in lieu of using a traditional casebook.

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 five times and he has been selected by numerous classes to serve as their graduation breakfast speaker.

Last year, Professor Schultz served as Dean of Students. This year, he is assuming the position of Director of Global Programs. In this new role, Professor Schultz will work with the law schools' London, DC, and Augsburg programs, providing support to the individual faculty members directly responsible for each program.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Procedure


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