Robert McFarland received his B.A. from Oklahoma Christian University of Arts and Sciences and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law. While at Pepperdine, Professor McFarland was a member of the Pepperdine Law Review and received numerous trial and appellate advocacy awards. He was a national finalist in the National Moot Court Competition in 2000 and named best advocate in the competition.
Prior to joining the faculty in 2004, Professor McFarland served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He also practiced law in Texas as an associate at Winstead, Sechrest & Minick and in Arizona as a member of Ekmark & Ekmark. His practice focused on complex commercial litigation involving products liability, construction defect, and related claims.
Professor McFarland teaches Torts, Remedies, and Federal Courts.
B.A., Oklahoma Christian University
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law
- Federalism, Finality and Foreign Judgments: Examining the ALI Judgments Project’s Proposed Federal Foreign Judgments Statute, 45 New Eng. L. Rev. 63 (2010).
- Please Do Not Publish this Article in England: A Jurisdictional Response to Libel Tourism, 79 Miss. L. J. 617 (2010).
- Teaching the Law of Wrongs Without Searching for What is Right, 4 J. Juris. 323 (2009).
- Co-author (with Donald W. Garner), Suing Islam: Tort, Terrorism and the House of Saud, 60 Okla. L. Rev. 223 (2007).
- BMW v. Gore: Ten Years Later, 68 Ala. Law. 2 (2007).
- The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: A Constitutional Victory for School Choice, 27 Pepp. L. Rev. (1999).