I'm a professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law, a law school in beautiful southern California, on the beaches of Malibu. I was formerly a visiting assistant professor and Shughart Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, and a clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. My research interests primarily concern federalism and election law. This blog also heavily touches upon legal education.