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. His research and writing focuses on election law, particularly federalism and the role of states in federal elections. At Pepperdine, Professor Muller teaches in the areas of civil procedure, complex civil litigation, election law, and administrative law.
Before joining the Pepperdine faculty in 2011, Professor Muller clerked for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis, Missouri. He then practiced litigation at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, where he dealt with white collar criminal defense, commercial contract disputes, derivative shareholder suits, and appellate litigation. Professor Muller then served as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Shughart Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, where he taught Civil Procedure and Federal Courts. He is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois.
Seattle Student ChapterSeattle University School of Law
Seattle, WA 98122
Election Law • Supreme Court
Simi Valley, California 93065
Federalism & Separation of Powers
2017 Annual Western Chapters Conference
In 1977, the publication of Justice William Brennan’s article, “State Constitutions and the Protection of...
SCOTUScast 6-15-16 featuring Derek Muller
On May 23, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Wittman v. Personhuballah. In 2012, the Virginia...
SCOTUScast 3-30-16 featuring Derek Muller
On March 21, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Wittman v. Personhuballah. In...
Short video featuring Hans von Spakovsky and Derek Muller discussing Evenwel v. Abbott
Hans A. von Spakovsky, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow of the...
Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
On March 2, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Arizona State Legislature v....