On August 1, Christen Sproule joins the Pepperdine Law faculty for the 2017-18 academic year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing.
Christen earned her B.A. from Cornell University and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, earning a membership in the Order of the Coif. At Georgetown, she was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, a member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic, a Legal Writing Fellow, and a member of the Academic Standards and Admissions Committees. She clerked for the Honorable Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Christen served the Department of Justice for nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Maryland and the Central District of California. As an AUSA, she successfully tried over a dozen cases and presented cases to the Fourth and Ninth Circuits concerning issues involving fraud, narcotics, human trafficking, and violent crimes. She has received numerous awards from law enforcement agencies, including the Director’s Award from the Department of Homeland Security. Christen specialized in asset forfeiture, money laundering, and kleptocracy-in one case seizing over $1.7 billion dollars in assets allegedly stolen from a foreign country’s sovereign wealth fund.
Christen is a member of the Board of Governors of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. She also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing and Advocacy at the University of Southern California – Gould School of Law.
Welcome, Professor Sproule!