Nicole Webster

Visiting Professor of Law

Expertise:

Real estate law, legal ethics, the U.S. legal system, international and comparative law

Background:

Former Special Assistant to the United States Secretary of the Interior and the first American Marshal (Law Clerk) in England’s High Court of Justice, Nicole Webster has represented clients in both litigation, in state and federal court, and transactional matters, principally for real estate and related areas of the law.  At UCI Law, Professor Webster teaches Contracts and Legal Profession.  Professor Webster’s teaching repertoire further comprises largely the U.S. legal system, international and real estate course fields.

Concentrating on federal regulations, legislation and policy, Ms. Webster worked in the United States capital—in the U.S. Departments of the Interior, Energy, and Housing and Urban Development—and in the State of California’s Washington, D.C. Office on federal environmental and energy issues impacting California.  She thereafter joined a noted international think tank, where she focused on the environmental, energy, trade and business arenas.

Ms. Webster clerked in the United States District Court, after receiving her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, upon her admission to the California Bar.  She clerked as well in the High Court of England and Wales.  She subsequently served in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, in the Major Crimes Division and latterly in the Environmental Crimes Division.  Professor Webster also is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

A public speaker and author, Nicole Webster enjoys teaching, writing and guest speaking regarding public policy and government, real estate, international and cultural property law and associated topics, in both the public and private sectors.  Active in her community, she has participated as a member or officer of numerous advisory boards and organizations.  Professor Webster recently was elected a member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation—“a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession” and whose membership “is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.”

Current Courses:

Contracts – LLM