Faculty Spotlight: Arthur Gross-Schaefer

Rabbi Arthur Gross-Schaefer, professor of marketing and business law at the College of Business Administration, specializes in a wide range of varied, and surprising, disciplines. He’s a rabbi, a CPA, a legal ethicist and a writer — he’s currently working on a murder mystery series, featuring a protagonist who’s also a rabbi and a lawyer. At LMU, where he’s been teaching since the late 1970s, he primarily teaches business law, but he also focuses on legal ethics as well.

“I teach my [legal] students that they need to be aware of who they are,” he says

In order for his legal students, who will go on to become attorneys, CPAs and other professions, to one day practice law fairly and justly, they need to have an understanding of ethics and personal introspection.

“Our legal system reflects our history, and I want our legal system to reflect the best that we have. [My students] have a professional duty, but they also have a personal duty too,” he says.

The Princeton Review featured Gross-Schaefer in the 2012 edition of “The 300 Best Professors.” He’s also a member of the California State Bar Association and the California Society of Public Accountants; he served as president of the Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies and taught at the University of Southern California, Boston University and the Western States School of Law.