Professor of Law and Director, Pepperdine Global Justice Program
Jim Gash is a Professor of Law and Director of Pepperdine’s Global Justice Program. In 2010, Gash began traveling periodically to Uganda to help imprisoned juveniles waiting for their day in court. For six months in 2012, Gash served as Specialist Advisor to the Ugandan High Court during which time he designed and helped implement an expedited juvenile justice system. He is currently working with Ugandan Judiciary to adapt this system to the adult prison population. In March of 2013, Professor Gash became the first American ever to argue a case in the Ugandan Court of Appeals. In recognition of his ongoing work in Uganda, Professor Gash received the 2013 Warren Christopher Award, which is presented to California’s International Lawyer of the Year.