Professor of Law
Director, Institute for Trial and Appellate Practice
Associate Dean for Experiential Learning
Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 239
Building Two, Room 239
Professor Pritikin’s involvement in oral advocacy began in law school, where he was the regional champion in the ATLA Student Trial Advocacy Competition and a semi-finalist in Harvard’s prestigious Ames Moot Court Competition. Upon graduating, he spent several years at a national commercial litigation firm, during which time he not only participated in two federal trials, but also served as an adjunct coach for the highly successful Byrne Trial Advocacy Program at Loyola Law School. Upon joining the Whittier Law faculty in 2004, Professor Pritikin immediately became the faculty advisor for the Trial Advocacy Honors Board (TAHB).
In 2008, Professor Pritikin helped form, and became the Director of the Institute of Trial and Appellate Practice. As Director, Professor Pritikin has developed a Concentration in Trial and Appellate Advocacy, brought experienced practitioners in to coach the school’s competitive advocacy teams (the TAHB and the Moot Court Honors Board), and brought lawyers, jury consultants, and other experts to campus to speak to students about what litigating is really like. In addition to teaching litigation-related courses such as Competitive Trial Advocacy and his Advanced Litigation Seminar, Professor Pritikin teaches doctrinal courses such as Evidence, Criminal Law, and even Wills and Trusts.
Professor Pritikin’s scholarship focuses primarily on the dual areas of criminal law and Jewish law, with an emphasis on incarceration and alternatives to prisons as criminal punishments. He travels frequently to Israel to study and lecture on topics of Jewish law. His articles have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Colorado Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, and the Cardozo Law Journal, among others. Professor Pritikin’s most recent article, “The Collection Gap: Underenforcement of Corporate and White Collar Fines and Penalties,” was published in the Yale Law and Policy Review. He currently publishes a blog called The Collection Gap.