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Part-Time and Visiting

Robert F. Cochran

Founder of Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics and the Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law and Director, Pepperdine University School of Law
BA (Carson-Newman College), JD (University of Virginia School of Law)


Robert F. Cochran, Jr. is the Brandeis Professor of Law at Pepperdine University and the Director of the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics. In recent years he has traveled to Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, South Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand with the Nootbaar Institute's Global Justice Program, assisting human rights groups, supervising students, consulting with governments on religious freedom issues, and speaking on Christianity and law.

Media & Publications

  • Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought (with Michael McConnell and Angela Carmella) Book
  • Lawyers, Clients, and Moral Responsibility (with Thomas L. Shaffer) Book
  • Law and the Bible: Justice, Mercy, and Legal Institutions (with David VanDrunen) Book
  • The Place of Law in God's World Video

Robert F. Cochran, Jr. is the Brandeis Professor of Law at Pepperdine University and the Director of the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics. In recent years he has traveled to Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, South Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand with the Nootbaar Institute's Global Justice Program, assisting human rights groups, supervising students, consulting with governments on religious freedom issues, and speaking on Christianity and law.