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Bernard James, J.D.

Bernard James, J.D.

Professor of Law

Contact Information

Phone: (310) 506-4689
Blog: School Safety Law Blog
School: School of Law
Location: Malibu

Areas of Expertise

  • Education law and policy
  • School safety
  • State constitutional law

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Professor Bernard James teaches courses in Civil Rights, Federalism, Individual Rights, First Amendment, Education Law and State Constitutional Law. He joined the Pepperdine faculty in 1984 after serving in Michigan as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Myron Wahls for the Court of Appeals. 

Professor James is the author of the textbook Education Policy and the Law: Cases and Commentary. He serves as a senior consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice where he published Sharing Information: A Guide to FERPA and Participation in Juvenile Justice Programs.

Professor James specializes in constitutional matters, serving as the First Amendment Contributing Editor on the ABA Preview Journal, which reviews the cases of the United States Supreme Court. He is also serves as a contributor and editor to the NASRO Journal of School Safety. He lectures in America and Canada on legal issues and serves as a constitutional law commentator for the national and local media.

Professor Bernard James in the News

School Safety For America's Youngest Students Means More Officers, More Guns, HuffingtonPost.com


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