Prof. Derek Muller

Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law

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.

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Publications and Multimedia
Forty Years Later: The Brennan Article and State Constitutions - Event Audio/Video
2017 Annual Western Chapters Conference
February 06, 2017
Wittman v. Personhuballah - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 6-15-16 featuring Derek Muller
June 15, 2016
Wittman v. Personhuballah - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 3-30-16 featuring Derek Muller
March 30, 2016
The Voting Rights Case
Short video featuring Hans von Spakovsky and Derek Muller discussing Evenwel v. Abbott
December 07, 2015
McCutcheon v. FEC - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 4-7-14 featuring Derek Muller
April 07, 2014
McCutcheon v. FEC - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 10-18-13 featuring Derek Muller
October 18, 2013
Enlightened Democracy - Faculty Book Podcast
Faculty Division Podcast 11-19-12 featuring Tara Ross and Derek Muller
November 19, 2012