Jon Pfeiffer's Teaching Experience


Jon Pfeiffer believes that one of the most meaningful things he can do is to help educate the next generation of leaders. As such, he is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu where he teaches Media Law (COM 570).  He hopes in doing so that they too will strive to serve others first. Professor Pfeiffer has twice received the Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award.

COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as defamation, advertising, obscenity, indecency, privacy (intrusion, private facts, false light and the right of publicity) and copyright issues. Click here to download the Spring 2019 Syllabus.

For COM 570, Jon has created the course textbook, "Media Law: Materials and Cases," a collection of influential cases that directly pertain to media law.  He also wrote, "A's for Everyone: Acing the College Experience" alongside recent Pepperdine graduate, Amanda Salz.  "A's for Everyone" is the ultimate guide for making the transition from high school to college.  As both a father and a professor, Jon Pfeiffer offers a unique and well-thought take on how to thrive academically while developing and maintaining lasting relationships. 

A staff writer for the Graphic, Pepperdine's student newspaper, interviewed Jon about his teaching style. Click here to download the article.

In addition, Jon Pfeiffer's iTunes U® course, "Right of Privacy," hosted by Pepperdine University is published and available for free on the iTunes® Store.

Through formal evaluations submitted to the administration of Seaver College, Jon's students have made the following comments about Jon and the class:                                                                                                         

  • “I have learned more in this class that I can ACTUALLY apply to life than I have throughout my college career.”
  • “It was awesome!”
  • “The class is amazing.”
  • "HE IS SO GREAT! He really tries to find cases and things that interest us so that we can truly learn what the main ideas of the course are."
  • ‘Mr. Pfeiffer is very passionate about law.”
  • "He loves what he does and it is apparent in his teaching."
  • "I have never had a more passionate professor."
  • "I don't even know what to write about what I like "best" because everything about Prof. Pfeiffer's teaching style, class content, etc. was/is AMAZING! I seriously LOVED this class. Honestly one of my favorite classes that I've taken at Pepperdine. Prof. Pfeiffer is so funny, engaging, understanding, and reasonable, it's hard not to love this class... even if it is a 4 hour night class once a week."
  • "He loves his job and it's very evident in the way he teaches."
  • "Hands down the best professor I have had at Pepperdine."
  • "Everyone at Pepperdine should take a class with Professor Pfeiffer!!"

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