Professor Joerg Knipprath teaches constitutional law, legal history, jurisprudence, and various business law courses at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.
Professor Knipprath’s family immigrated to the U.S. from Germany when he was 10. After high school, he attended Pomona College in Claremont, California, graduating magna cum laude with a major in government. After attending Harvard Law School for one year, he transferred to Stanford University. There, he obtained his law degree and completed the class work and written examinations towards a Ph.D. in political science.
After receiving his law degree, Professor Knipprath worked at Latham & Watkins, a large law firm in Los Angeles, doing business litigation and transactional work. After teaching three years in the undergraduate business law department at California State University, Northridge, he began working full-time at Southwestern Law School in 1986. Since it was established 10 years ago, he has twice received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the school’s students.
Professor Knipprath has published in law reviews and numerous newspapers and periodicals. He is the faculty adviser to the Federalist Society and the Christian Legal Society at Southwestern.
He is married to Michelle Knipprath and is the proud father of seven children.