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Harry Caldwell, J.D. 
Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4669
E-mail: harry.caldwell@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal law and procedure
  • State trial practice
  • Trial advocacy

Prior to joining the faculty at Pepperdine's School of Law, Harry Caldwell served as a trial deputy with the Riverside District Attorney's office and later served in a similar position with the Santa Barbara District Attorney. In 1980, he joined the law faculty at Pepperdine where he focuses on trial advocacy, criminal procedure and criminal law. Caldwell was honored as a Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow in 1991 and again in 2000. Also in 2000, the Roscoe Pound Institute selected him as the nation's premier trial practice teacher.

Caldwell has written extensively in the areas of criminal procedure and trial advocacy. In 1998, he co-wroteLadies and Gentlemen of the Jury: The Ten Greatest Closing Arguments. the Los Angeles Times selected the book for its Best Nonfiction of 1998 Award. In 1990, he wrote The California Criminal Trialbook. He also co-authored The Art and Science of Trial Advocacy with Pepperdine professors Tim Perrin and Carol Chase.

Caldwell also represents inmates on California's death row in their appeals to the California Supreme Court. Caldwell has been featured as an expert in several publications including the Ventura County Star.

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Carol Chase, J.D. 
Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4675
E-mail: carol.chase@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Federal trial practice

Before joining the Pepperdine faculty, Carol Chase was an assistant U.S. attorney for the criminal division in Los Angeles. She has been an associate in the Los Angeles offices of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar, and is admitted to practice in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Chase regularly teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence and trial practice, and has been honored as a Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow. She has commented extensively in the media on various legal topics including the proceedings in People v. Simpson appearing for CNN, FOX-TV, E! Entertainment, KCET and CBS-TV.

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Christine Goodman, J.D. 
Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-6605
E-mail: christine.goodman@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Evidence law
  • Affirmative action

While at Stanford Law School, Professor Goodman participated on the board of directors for the Annual Women of Color and the Law Conference, worked as a teaching assistant in the political science department, and was an assistant editor for a new journal on gender issues. After law school she worked as an associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (1991-93) and Gipson, Hoffman & Pancione (1993-1995), engaging in civil litigation in state and federal courts. In 1995, Professor Goodman began teaching at UCLA, and created and taught a course in lawyering skills for public interest attorneys.

Professor Goodman joined the Pepperdine faculty in 2001. She teaches Race and the Law, Evidence, a new course on community outreach and she has taught evidence in the London summer program as well. Professor Goodman also has taught Criminal Law, Trial Practice, and Trial Preparation and Settlement. She serves as an advisor to the Black Law Students' Association and the Women's Legal Association, as well as a mock trial team coach. Professor Goodman writes on equal protection topics, including affirmative action, preferences, diversity and racial privacy, as well as evidentiary and criminal law issues. Her most recent articles address the media's influence on ballot propositions, and the lack of transparency in the death penalty decision-making process in California. She is currently finalizing a California evidence study guide in Aspen Publishers' Examples & Explanations series. Professor Goodman is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association where she serves as the incoming chair for the Diversity in the Profession Committee, and of Black Women Lawyers where she has served as Co-Chair of the Education Committee and as a member of the Judicial Nominations and Evaluations Committee. In addition, she is a member of the Women Lawyers' Association of Los Angeles, and the California State Bar Association.

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Naomi Goodno, J.D. 
Associate Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4178
E-mail: naomi.goodno@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyberstalking
  • Civil procedure and litigation
  • Criminal procedure
  • International criminal law
  • Legal advocacy

Naomi Harlin Goodno teaches Civil Procedure, Advanced Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law, and Trial Advocacy. Her research interests include international and domestic criminal law, cyberspace, and oral advocacy. She is also active in working with international human rights organizations. After focusing on history and teaching as an undergraduate at Princeton University, Goodno attended Boalt Law School (U.C. Berkeley) for the first two years and spent her third year studying at Harvard Law School. While at Boalt, Goodno served as an articles editor for the California Law Review. At Harvard, she was an active member of the Mediation Program. She also interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California, and the Alameda District Attorney's Office.

After law school, Goodno joined the downtown Los Angeles firm of Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, Oliver & Hedges, where she litigated numerous complex civil litigation cases, including white collar crime, class action, bankruptcy, breach of contract, fraud, and property and employment disputes. She recently clerked for the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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