Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Law



B.A., University of California Los Angeles, magna cum laude
M.D., University of California Irvine College of Medicine
M.P.H., University of California Los Angeles
J.D., UCLA School of Law


Contracts I and II


Professor Arshagouni began his career in legal academics in 2002 as an assistant research professor at the University of Houston Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute. He then spent several years teaching at Michigan State University College of Law where he taught a number of health law related courses as well as first year Contracts and Property. Professor Arshagouni has also taught at California Western School of Law and Whittier School of Law. Prior to legal academics, he practiced law as an associate in the health care practice groups at Sidley Austin in Los Angeles and at Foley & Lardner, also in Los Angeles.

Before entering the legal profession, Professor Arshagouni had a career in medicine. He worked for several years as a pediatrician and assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine. While at UCI, he acted as director of pediatrics at a community clinic in north Orange County, CA.


  • Be Fruitful and Multiply, Be Other Means, If Necessary: The Time Has Come To Recognize And Enforce Gestational Surrogacy Agreements, 61 DePaul L. Rev. 799 (Spring 2012).
  • “But I’m an adult now . . .sort of” Adolescent Consent in Health Care Decision-Making and the Adolescent Brain, 9 Journal of Health Care Law & Policy 315 (2006).
  • Jerry-Building The Road To The Future: An Evaluation Of The White Commission Report On Structural Alternatives For Federal Courts Of Appeals, 36 San Diego L.Rev. 355 (1999) [co-authored with Joseph Akrotirianakis and Zareh Jaltorossian]