Director, International Development
Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 237
Building Two, Room 237
Robert Webster is an English Barrister. Following his education in England and France, he 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., then one of England’s highest-ranking High Court Judges, and his early practice embraced civil and criminal work. He also 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 and Media Law, specializing in Competition Law, international litigation, free speech and privacy issues. He has represented corporate and private clients 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 practical training programs for students and co-authored the School’s Civil Procedure textbook, he has taught Law School courses and Continuing Legal Education programs in the United States, Europe and South-East Asia. He has also developed and directed European programs, including LL.M studies, for American law students and facilitated their placement in internships throughout the world.
He came to Whittier Law School in 2005 and teaches a wide variety of subjects drawing upon his rich and varied experience of practice in the international arena.
He has been recognized as a Professor of the Year (2015) and Faculty Adviser of the Year (2011). His special interests include European Union Law, Entertainment and Media Law and International Business Negotiations.
He is the School’s Director of International Development and the Director of the Barcelona Program devoted to Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Law which brings together distinguished members of Academe and experienced practitioners to teach a variety of practical Industry-focused courses.
He has also served as the Director of Whittier Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law bringing scholars, international practitioners and diplomats to the School to debate the day’s central issues of global significance in the course of colloquia and annual symposia which he organized.
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.