Professor Pushaw graduated from Yale Law School where he served as the Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal and received an Olin Foundation Fellowship. He went on to clerk for Judge James Buckley of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit before beginning his teaching career at University of Missouri School of Law. While at Missouri, in 1998 Pushaw won the Blackwell Sanders Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award as the law school’s top teacher; two years later, he received the William Kemper Fellowship For Teaching Excellence, the University of Missouri’s highest teaching honor. Since joining the faculty at Pepperdine, Pushaw has twice earned the Shook Hardy & Bacon Excellence in Teaching Award. Professor Pushaw’s scholarship focuses on the influence of eighteenth-century Anglo-American political theory on the development of modern Constitutional Law and Federal Jurisdiction.