Before commencing his academic career in 2007, Professor Pimentel headed the Rule of Law efforts in South Sudan for the United Nations Mission in Sudan, and has led court reform projects in Bosnia and Romania as well. He spent four years as the Chief of Court Management at the United Nations' International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Netherlands. He has done research and consulting on issues of judicial structure and legal pluralism in Nepal, South Sudan, Mozambique, and Turkey. Professor Pimentel has considerable experience in the federal court system, particularly in the Circuit Executive's Offices in the 9th and 5th circuits, and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts; he spent the 1997-98 year in Washington as a Supreme Court Fellow. He commenced his career in the judiciary clerking for Senior District Judge Martin Pence, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, in Honolulu, after two years of practice with the law firm Perkins Coie in Seattle.
Professor Pimentel spent the 2010-11 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar at University of Sarajevo, researching the impact of post-war judicial reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Rule of Law
- Law and Economics
- Public Law
- American Legal System (for LL.M. students)
- Criminal Law
- Comparative Law