Director, International Development
Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 237
Building Two, Room 237
Following his education in England and France, Robert Webster was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and was awarded a Silver Jubilee Scholarship and a Duke of Edinburgh Award by his Inn. He began his career at the English Bar by serving as Marshal (Law Clerk) to Mr. Justice Cantley, O.B.E., one of England’s highest-ranking High Court Judges, and his early practice embraced civil, criminal and commercial work. He represented parties before sports bodies and other professional disciplinary tribunals. His clientele also included government agencies. He ultimately developed a more internationally oriented practice that covered European Union Law, Human Rights and Media Law, specializing in Competition Law, international litigation, free speech and privacy issues. He has represented corporate and private clients, including publishers, in the United States, Europe and South-East Asia.
A former Senior Lecturer at London’s Inns of Court School of Law, where he pioneered special training programs for students from the Commonwealth and co-authored the School’s Civil Procedure textbook, he has been involved in teaching for over twenty years, offering Law School courses and Continuing Legal Education programs in the United States, the U.K., Austria, France, Hungary, Portugal and Malaysia. He has also developed and directed European programs, including LL.M studies, for American law students and has facilitated their placement in internships throughout the world. He is the Director of Whittier Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law, the focus of the school’s international activities, bringing scholars, international practitioners and diplomats to the Law School to debate today’s central issues in the international arena. These colloquia culminate in an annual symposium devoted to a subject of current international legal import.
He has been a regular contributor to television and radio on international affairs and the law and has addressed numerous corporations, law firms and Bar Associations on a variety of international subjects with an emphasis on doing business in Europe. He maintains an active relationship with his chambers in London.