Meet the Staff

  • James R. Buckley, JD

    University Integrity Officer

    Jim Buckley joined Azusa Pacific in 2020 as the associate general counsel. Prior to joining APU, Buckley spent seven years as an operations and management consultant for law departments and law firms, including three years with an international consulting firm. He began his law practice in the litigation department at Gibson Dunn in Los Angeles, with extensive additional experience in compliance and rotations in the firm’s corporate and labor departments. This was followed by 20 years as senior in-house counsel with Lockheed Martin Corporation, with a continuing focus on litigation, compliance, contracts, and legal operations. He is admitted to practice in California, and to all levels of the corresponding federal courts.

    Buckley holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester and a JD from the University of Southern California, and is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies from The Master’s University. He has been a member of Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California, for 30 years. He and his wife, Karen, have four children and three grandchildren, and recently relocated to Azusa.

Last Updated: June 21, 2022

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