Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Pepperdine Professor Joins LACBA Board of Trustees
By a MetNews Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Bar Association yesterday announced Pepperdine University School of Law Professor Christine Goodman has been unanimously appointed to its Board of Trustees.
A LACBA member since 1998 and current chair of its Diversity in the Profession Committee, Goodman fills the seat vacated by the death of trustee James R. Robie in January and will serve a two-year term.
Alan K. Steinbrecher, president of LACBA, predicted that Goodman “will bring the same type of passion and enthusiasm Jim brought to the position which will serve to honor his memory,” while also providing “thoughtful insight into the law and topics of diversity as an educator” which “will add a unique perspective to the Board.”
Goodman joined the faculty at Pepperdine in 2001 and teaches Race and the Law; Evidence; and Community Outreach: Youth Mentoring in Law. She also serves as an advisor to the Black Law Students’ Association and Women’s Legal Association, and has been a mock trial team coach.
She began her career in academia at UCLA in 1995, where the professor created and taught a course in lawyering skills for public interest attorneys. Prior to this she was an associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips from 1991-93 and Gipson, Hoffman & Pancione from 1993-1995, engaging in civil litigation.
Goodman graduated cum laude from Harvard College before attending law school at Stanford, where she participated on the board of directors for the Annual Women of Color and the Law Conference, worked as a teaching assistant in the political science department, and was an assistant editor for a new journal on gender issues.
She was admitted to the State Bar in 1992.
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