The Whittier Law School class of 2015 has selected Professor Robert M.C. Webster as "Professor of the Year"


With his engaging English accent and enthusiastic manner, Professor Webster is without a doubt one of the most charming people at Whittier Law School. He has been a beloved member of our community and a student favorite since joining the faculty in 2005. Professor Webster has taught a wide variety of subjects at the school, including European Union Law, Entertainment and Media Law, International Business Negotiations, and Intellectual Property Law. He is also the Director of International Development and the Director of the Barcelona Study Abroad Program, which focuses on Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law.

Educated in England and France, Webster is an English Barrister, and served as Marshal (Law Clerk) to Mr. Justice Cantley, O.B.E., one of England’s highest ranking High Court Judges at the time. He was the recipient of both a Queen’s Silver Jubilee Scholarship and a Duke of Edinburgh Award from his Inn of Court upon completion of his legal studies. He went on to develop a practice specializing in European Union Law, Media Law, Competition Law, litigation, free speech and privacy issues. He has represented clients in the United States, Europe and South-East Asia.

Professor Webster’s academic career did not start with Whittier Law School. He is a former Senior Lecturer at London’s Inns of Court School of Law where he was a pioneer in practical training programs, and co-authored the school’s Civil Procedure textbook. He has also taught in Europe and South-East Asia, including development of LL.M programs in Europe for American Students.

Previously at Whittier Law School, Webster has served as Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law, and was named Faculty Advisor of the Year in 2011.

“I feel really privileged to receive this terrific accolade – just as I feel equally privileged to contribute to the legal education of marvelous students who inspire me every day in the classroom.”

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