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Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 Director and visiting faculty member will be Professor Carol Chase, who will teach Evidence and Criminal Procedure. Professor Chase will be joined in London by her husband, Superior Court Judge John Doyle, who will teach Trial Practice as an adjunct professor.  Other course offerings will include a variety of international law courses taught by London-based academics and practitioners.  Applications for the Fall 2018 London Program will be accepted in early February.  Further information on the Fall 2018 semester will be posted here very shortly.

Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 Director and visiting faculty member will be Professor Christine Goodman, who will teach Evidence and Constitutional Law Individual Rights.  Other course offerings will include a variety of international law courses.  Further information about the Fall 2019 Program will be available in early 2019.

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London Faculty & Administration

Carol Chase

Professor Carol A. Chase

Program Director
Evidence, Criminal Procedure

Professor Carol A. Chase has been a member of the Pepperdine Law School faculty since 1990, and she regularly teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Trial Practice. Prior to joining the Pepperdine Law School faculty she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorneys Office Criminal Division in Los Angeles. She has also been a litigation associate in the Los Angeles offices of Hughes Hubbard and Reed and Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher and Flom. Professor Chase is a coauthor of a law school textbook, The Art and Science of Trial Advocacy, and the Case File Supplement thereto, and has authored articles published in various law reviews. She received her A.B. Summa Cum Laude from UCLA and her JD from UCLA Law School. Professor Chase will teach Criminal Procedure and Evidence in the fall 2018 London Program.

Courtenay Barklem

Courtenay Barklem

Adjunct Professor

Human Rights

Courtenay Barklem qualified as a lawyer in 2000. He is called to the bar in England and California. He currently practises as a solicitor-advocate in England and has carried out numerous missions in-country, during his five years as the Human Rights Advisor to the Law Society of England and Wales. He has also acted as a consultant on UK Ministry of Justice and Foreign Office projects. He has worked on a number of high profile international human rights cases and has developed extensive experience in legal development and international law reform.


 

Oliver Caplin

Oliver Caplin

Adjunct Professor
International Moot Course

Professor Caplin will serve as an adjunct professor for Pepperdine's London program. He was called to the bar in 2012 at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (one of the four Inns of Court responsible for training English barristers). His practice mainly revolves around commercial disputes that have an international element, both in arbitration and in court. Prior to training as a barrister, Professor Caplin qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Cambridge, Magdalene College. Although he no longer practices medicine, he retains an interest in the field, particularly in respect of commercial disputes within the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Professor Caplin appears regularly as an advocate before the English courts. Prior to commencing practice, however, his early experiences of advocacy were through mooting at the Middle Temple. Having reached the final of the Middle Temple's major mooting competition, Professor Caplin won the chance to travel to Malibu and moot against Pepperdine students. He will teach the International Moot course.

Matthieu Gregoire

Matthieu Gregoire

Adjunct Professor
International Commercial Arbitration

Professor Gregoire is an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law, teaching International Commercial Arbitration. Professor Gregoire studied law at the University of Cambridge, before obtaining a Masters in International Political Economics from Sciences Po, Paris, and an LLM from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. He is qualified as a New York attorney and was called to the bar of England and Wales in 2013 (he is currently completing his pupillage). He practiced as a barrister with Henderson Chambers from 2013-2016, and has recently moved to 4 New Square, specializing in arbitration and commercial litigation.

Professor Gregoire has worked as an associate within Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's international dispute resolution department in Paris, advising and acting for both States and international corporations in international arbitral proceedings. He has also worked as a consultant for the Investment Climate, Debt & Commercial Dispute Resolution department of the World Bank and IFC, advising States and chambers of commerce on the drafting of arbitration laws and the creation of arbitration centers. He is a contributor to the UK Chapter of the 1958 New York Convention Guide.

Amanda Padoan

Amanda Padoan

Adjunct Professor
Externships and Trial Competitions

From Pacific Palisades, California, Amanda Padoan earned a B.A. with honors from Harvard and a J.D. from Pepperdine. Before joining Pepperdine's London faculty, she was a trial prosecutor in Fresno County and Orange County, California. She is the co-author of Buried in the Sky, recipient of the National Outdoor Book Award, the American Society of Journalists and Authors' Book Award and the NCTE George Orwell Award for distinguished contribution to honesty and clarity in public language. She will oversee the London students' externship experiences and will train students competing in trial competitions.

Alexander Türk

Alexander Türk

Adjunct Professor
European Union Law

Professor Türk is an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law, teaching European Union Law. Professor Türk is the director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. He studied History and Law at Augsburg, Germany. He obtained an LL.M in European Law from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. He also holds a PhD from the University of London. He joined King's in 1996. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, Washington.

Professor Türk's principal research interests are in the field of European Union Law, in particular its constitutional and administrative law. He is also interested in comparative constitutional law and US constitutional and administrative law. Professor Türk has many publications, including a co-authored book on EU Administrative Law and Policy (OUP, 2011).

Lucas Bastin

Lucas Bastin

Adjunct Professor
Human Rights

Professor Bastin is an adjunct professor of Law for Pepperdine's London Program. He is a barrister, practising at Essex Court Chambers in London, who specialises in public international law, and in particular investment treaty arbitration. Having practised before joining the Bar for several years in the International Arbitration and Public International Law Groups of Latham & Watkins, Professor Bastin has carried across to the Bar a strong full-time practice in these areas. The strength of his practice has been recognised through his ranking, in his first full year of practice at the Bar, as a top junior in public international law and investment treaty arbitration, with his peers and clients describing him as a "superb all-round lawyer with a deep understanding of public international law" (Legal 500, 2014). To that end, Professor Bastin has advised governments, international organisations (including not-for-profit), corporations and individuals on a wide variety of international law issues, including: investment protection; State responsibility; State and head of State immunity; treaty interpretation; international human rights; enforcement of decisions; extradition; WTO law; and EU and UN sanctions. Professor Bastin graduated Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, both with first class honours, and with the John George Dalley Prize for first in final year law courses, from the University of Sydney. He also graduated Bachelor of Civil Law with Distinction from Magdalen College, University of Oxford. He was world champion in three international mooting competitions: the Jessup International Law Moot (in addition to being Best Finalist Oralist), the World Trade Organization Moot and the ICRC International Humanitarian Law Moot. He has published extensively on State immunity, investment treaty arbitration, WTO law, public international law and commercial law.

Jiries Saadeh

Jiries Saadeh

Adjunct Professor

International Investment Disputes

Professor Saadeh is an adjunct professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law, teaching International Investment Disputes.  He is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings).  Professor Saadeh maintains a broad practice encompassing advisory and contentious public international law work, including representing clients in international investment treaty and commercial arbitration cases under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA and other institutional rules.  He has trained government lawyers in public international law and investor-State arbitration and frequently speaks and lectures about international law and practice.

Professor Saadeh holds a BA / MA from the University of Oxford and an LLM in public international law from the University of Leiden.  He sits on the consultation board for Practical Law's arbitration service, alongside a number of eminent practitioners and academics in the field, where he advises on developments in international arbitration (and investor-state arbitration in particular).  Prior to returning to private practice in London in 2016, Professor Saadeh worked as a Legal Officer at United Nations headquarters in New York, where he litigated before the United Nations Dispute and Appeals Tribunals.

Karen Haygreen

Karen Haygreen
Assistant Director, London Program
karen.haygreen@pepperdine.edu

Karen was born and grew up in London, and having graduated from London University she followed a career in Education Management, largely in the private International and Study Abroad sectors. Karen has worked mainly with American Universities, heading the departments of admissions and student recruitment at two institutions with US, UK and overseas campuses, and was also a founder member of a team which set up a London based business school offering post-graduate programs.

Karen lived in Spain and France for five years up to the end of 2009, and worked in property finding and management. Shortly after her return to London, having decided to return to the field of education, she joined Pepperdine's London Program.

John Doyle

Judge John P. Doyle

Adjunct Professor
Trial Practice

Judge John P. Doyle is a Judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, and has been on the bench since his appointment in 1996. Prior to his judicial appointment, Judge Doyle was an Assistant United States Attorney in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions of the Los Angeles U.S. Attorneys Office. He has also practiced civil litigation at several law firms, both in New York and in California, and has taught a variety of courses as an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine Law School. Judge Doyle is a graduate of Harvard College and received his JD degree from the Hastings College of Law. He will teach Trial Practice in the fall 2018 London Program.