Chris Chambers Goodman, JD ’91

Straus Research Professor and Professor of Law, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law; Visiting Professor, UCLA School of Law

Professor Chris Chambers Goodman, JD 91, teaches Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Racial Justice, and writes on equal protection topics, including implicit bias, algorithmic bias, affirmative action, preferences and diversity, as well as evidentiary issues. She is a co-author of the late SLS Professor Mario Mendez’s Evidence textbook.

While at Stanford Law School, Professor Goodman served on the board of directors for the Annual Women of Color and the Law Conference. Professor Goodman is the Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and Secretary of LACBA’s Diversity in the Profession Section, as well as Treasurer of the National Conference of Women’ Bar Associations. She serves on the Board of the Western Center on Law and Poverty. She has served as an officer of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, as the 2016-2017 President of California Women Lawyers, and the 2017-18 President of its Foundation. Professor Goodman is a frequent speaker on the subject of diversity, equity, inclusion, and bias.

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