Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award - 2014
Pepper has published many well-known law review articles on lawyers ethics and on freedom of religion under the First Amendment. Professor Pepper graduated from Stanford University with great distinction and his law degree is from Yale Law School, where he won first place in the Thurman Arnold appellate advocacy competition and was a finalist in the Cardozo brief writing competition. He practiced for four years with the Denver firm of Holland & Hart. Pepper has given presentations at numerous academic conferences and meetings of practicing lawyers, regularly teaches the first-year Torts course, the required Legal Profession course, and a seminar on professional ethics. The students at the College of Law have selected him Professor of the Year four times.