Derek T. Muller

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Professor of Law

Professor Derek Muller graduated with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2007. Upon graduation, Professor Muller worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis, Missouri. He then became an associate practicing litigation with Kirkland & Ellis L.L.P. of Chicago, Illinois from 2008 to 2010 before beginning his career in academia. Professor Muller has been a visiting professor at Penn State Law, the University of Iowa College of Law, and the University of Notre Dame Law School. In 2011 he became an Associate Professor at Pepperdine Law School and was granted tenure in 2017. Professor Muller has taught courses in Election Law, Federal Courts, Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, and Evidence and he will begin teaching at Iowa Law in the Fall semester of 2020. 

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Practice and Teaching: 

  • Election Law
  • Federal Courts 
  • Civil Procedure 
  • Administrative Law
  • Evidence


  • BA, Hillsdale College, 2004
  • JD, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2007


  • Illinois Bar