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Straus Institute Ranked Number One in Dispute Resolution for Ninth Consecutive Year

April 2013In this issue Pepperdine Law congratulates the Straus Institute for another year ranked number one.

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Straus Institute Ranked Number One in Dispute Resolution for Ninth Consecutive Year.
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution builds on its 26-year history and continues to top the U.S. News & World Report rankings as the number one dispute resolution program for the ninth consecutive year.  More.

College Sports as Big Business, Student Athlete Compensation, and NCAA Enforcement
The Pepperdine Law Review's annual symposium "The New Normal in College Sports: Realigned and Reckoning" took place at the School of Law on April 5 to address some of these issues, and more
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Straus Institute Hosts a Conversation About Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Healing
Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution welcomed more than 200 guests to a conversation in March that focused on forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing, with a specific emphasis on the personal experiences of survivors of apartheid in South Africa.

Pepperdine Law Hosts Thirteenth Annual Judicial Clerkship Institute
The Pepperdine School of Law hosted the 13th Annual Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute (Byrne JCI) in March, continuing a tradition as the only law school in the country to sponsor a continuing education course for career clerks and those entering clerkships for the first time
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8th Annual School of Law "Driving FORE Justice" Alumni Golf Tournament
May 13, 2013
Calabasas Country Club - Calabasas, CA

Sponsored by Panish, Shea & Boyle LLP, all proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Global Justice Program, which funds international human rights projects, summer stipends in public interest work, and students efforts to help establish the rule of law around the world. Gather your classmates, colleagues, clients, family, and friends and register soon in order to take advantage of our "early-bird" registration. Prices will increase on April 29. Please visit the website for additional information.

School of Law Commencement Ceremony
May 17, 2013
Pepperdine University Alumni Park - Malibu, CA

Help us congratulate the Class of 2013 as they celebrate the end of a significant chapter in their lives. This year's Commencement speaker and Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Mr. Gilbert L. Purcell (JD '83). Please visit the website, or contact Patty Hayes, for additional ceremony information.

Dallas Waves Fiesta V
June 2, 2013
Private Residence - Dallas, TX

Join School of Law Dean Deanell Tacha, Graziadio School of Business and Management Dean Linda Livingstone, The Honorable Jeffrey S. Boyd (JD '91), and School of Law Board of Visitors member Bill Minick (JD '85) in welcoming generations of Pepperdine alumni to celebrate the fifth annual Dallas Waves Fiesta. Prospective students, recent graduates, alumni, parents, and guests of all Pepperdine schools in the Dallas-Forth Worth area are invited. Additional information is forthcoming, but please contact the University Alumni Affairs office with questions.

Career & Professional Development

Pepperdine Law in Washington, DC
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tonic Foggy Bottom
2036 G Street NW - Foggy Bottom, DC 20036
Dean Deanell Tacha and Professor Nancy Hunt (JD '01), Director of the Pepperdine School of Law Washington, DC Externship Program, invite you to a complimentary reception for DC Program students, prospective Pepperdine law students and alumni. RSVP to Morgan Thrower by April 10.

JDConnect - Formerly Symplicity

If you are aware of any short-term projects or long-term employment opportunities for qualified recent graduates who are eager to gain work experience, please contact Selina Farrell.

Tacha Tour 2.0: 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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