Prof. Derek Muller

Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law

Topics: Election Law • Supreme Court • Politics

Derek Muller is an Associate Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law . He earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Hillsdale College and his J.D. summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where he was a note editor on the Notre Dame Law Review. Professor Muller's research and writing focus on election law, particularly federalism and the role of states in the administration of elections. His work has appeared in the Alabama Law Review, Arizona Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Arizona State Law Journal, Florida State University Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Fordham Law Review, and the peer-reviewed Election Law Journal.

At Pepperdine, he teaches in the areas of election law, civil procedure, complex litigation, administrative law, and evidence. Before that, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Shughart Scholar at Penn State Law. He clerked for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and practiced as a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago. His opinion pieces have been published in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.


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Forty Years Later: The Brennan Article and State Constitutions

2017 Annual Western Chapters Conference

In 1977, the publication of Justice William Brennan’s article, “State Constitutions and the Protection of...

Forty Years Later: The Brennan Article and State Constitutions

2017 Annual Western Chapters Conference

In 1977, the publication of Justice William Brennan’s article, “State Constitutions and the Protection of...