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Professor Kristine S. Knaplund began her career in law teaching in 1983 at UCLA Law School, where she was honored with several awards for excellence in teaching prior to joining Pepperdine University School of Law. She teaches Property, Wills and Trusts, Advanced Wills and Trusts, and the Bioethics Seminar. In 2006 she received the 1L Professor of the Year Award, and in 2008 she received the University’s Howard White Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has published numerous academic articles on diverse topics such as property rights, inheritance law, and bioethics. She has tirelessly served in legal professional organizations as well, including as an Academic Fellow for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, on the board of trustees for the Law School Admission Council, as chair of the ABA Committee on Bioethics, and on the board of the California Legal Historical Society. Knaplund has been inspirational for her “genuine warmth and tireless willingness to mentor those who follow her. She supports her students with a great devotion and generosity. She also provides a refreshing model of collegiality and leadership for young professionals in legal academia.”
Knaplund earned her B.A. from Oberlin College and J.D. from the University of California – Davis School of Law
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