New Faces in the Dean's Suite

July 2012
In this issue Pepperdine gets ready for the Tacha National Tour 2.0.

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New Faces in the Deans' Suite.
The Deans' Suite at the School of Law welcomed four new faces this summer. More.

Straus Institute Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and distinguished counsel members of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution celebrated the program's 25th Anniversary with a social gathering on June 22 at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica. More.

Michael Helfand's Writing Selected for the Yale, Harvard, and Stanford Junior Faculty Forum

Michael Helfand's article, Litigating Religion, was selected for presentation at the Junior Faculty Forum (formerly the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum), an event sponsored by the Yale, Harvard and Stanford Law Schools.

Los Angeles' City Hall East Named for the Honorable James Hahn
The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion to rename City Hall East for the Hon. James Hahn ('72, JD '75).

Directors' Roundtable Institute at UCLA
July 31, 2012
UCLA School of Business - Los Angeles, CA

The Directors' Roundtable Institute invites Pepperdine law alumni to attend "Recognizing America's Judiciary: A Dialogue with Chief Judges on Key Issues for Leaders of Business and the Community." Panelists include
Dean Deanell Reece Tacha, Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the U.S. Supreme Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Norman Epstein, Presiding Justice for the California Court of Appeal, Second District, Fourth Division. To register for this complimentary event please visit the website.

Third Annual Federalist Society Banquet Honors Dean Tacha
August 10, 2012
California Club - Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society invites Pepperdine Law alumni to their third annual banquet where it will present Dean Deanell Reece Tacha with the Los Angeles Federalist Society Public Service Award. The group will also be honoring Dr. John C. Eastman as the Los Angeles Federalist Society Lawyer of the Year. For additional information please visit the website.

United States Supreme Court Bar Admissions
October 2, 2012
Washington, D.C.
Alumni interested in being sworn in to the United States Supreme Court are invited to participate in Pepperdine Law's small group admission ceremony. Applications are due by August 20, 2012. Space is limited. Please email Morgan Thrower or call 310.506.6567 for additional information.

Career & Professional Development:

JDConnect - Formerly Symplicity

Symplicity offers a space for employers, law school students and alumni access to job postings, on-campus interview schedules, announcements, important documents and more. Contact the Career Development Office for immediate advice.

Tacha National Tour
"Upgrading the Alumni Network"

Dean Tacha has met you, and now she wants to enhance your connections to each other and to Pepperdine. Help us "Upgrade the Alumni Network!"

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