Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

July 01, 2003
Professor Joerg W. Knipprath Selected Paul E. Treusch Professor for 2003-2004

Southwestern is pleased to announce that Professor Joerg Knipprath was selected Paul E. Treusch Professor of Law for 2003-2004. The Paul E. Treusch Professorship was established in 1998 by Professor Paul and Mrs. Phyllis Treusch as a gift to Southwestern. This professorship represents a commitment by a distinguished member of our faculty to the continuing professional development of his colleagues. It helps ensure that future generations of law students are able to pursue the most interesting ideas, learn from the best faculty, and achieve the highest goals. It provides our faculty with even greater support in their development as highly effective teachers, outstanding scholars, and leaders within the legal profession.

Professor Knipprath earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government (1973), magna cum laude, from Pomona College. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Stanford University (1978) where he began his academic career as a teaching assistant in the political science department. Following graduation, Professor Knipprath joined the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, where he worked as an associate from 1978 to 1980. He later joined Poindexter & Doutré, Inc., where he worked as an associate from 1980 to 1983. Professor Knipprath taught on the adjunct faculty at Southwestern and in the School of Business Administration and Economics at California State University, Northridge, from 1983-87 before his full-time appointment to the Southwestern faculty in 1987.

At Southwestern, Professor Knipprath teaches Agency and Partnership, Business Associations, Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Legal History, Sales, Securities Regulations, and in SCALE. In addition, he serves as an advisor to the Student Bar Association and the Federalist Society. He is the author of several articles and opinion pieces on business and securities law as well as constitutional issues. He has been a featured speaker at the ARCO Civic Action Program, the Pacific Southwestern Business Law Conference and programs sponsored by the Rotary Club as well as other professional and community forums. He has also served on the Los Angeles County Barristers Committee on Urban Environment and culture.