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Gil Purcell

July 2013In this issue Pepperdine Law prepares for the class of 2016.

featured story
One Last Shot at Justice
For more than 25 years Gil Purcell (JD '83) has served as an advocate for victims of disease caused by asbestos exposure. More.

Meet Stephanie Buckley
The School of Law's new associate vice chancellor for advancement
was once one of the students who benefited from the generosity of donors as a law student. More.

School of Law First-Year Preceptor Program
All first-year JD students at the Pepperdine University School of Law are automatically enrolled in the Preceptor Program, which connects students in groups of two or three to a local attorney or judge. These "preceptors" agree to serve as mentors for the students throughout their first year
. Watch the video.

Pepperdine Hosts 8th Annual School of Law Golf Tournament
Over 100 students, alumni, family, and friends came together on May 13 for the 8th Annual Pepperdine School of Law Golf Tournament to benefit the Global Justice Program.

Step Forward Day
September 7, 2013
Various - Southern California

Each year, the Pepperdine community comes together for a day of service. Over 1,400 students, faculty, staff, and alumni gather to help over 50 nonprofit organizations, schools, churches, and parks from downtown Los Angeles to Ventura County. Project registration will open in August. Please contact
the alumni office if you would like to organize a project, if you have questions about existing projects, or about becoming a Step Forward Day partner.

Transnational Forum Shopping Symposium
September 19, 2013
School of Law - Malibu, CA

Save the date! This symposium, hosted by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, will bring together prominent academics, legal practitioners, and business leaders to discuss three key issues in transnational litigation: (1) the future of Alien Tort Statute litigation after Kiobel
, (2) the need for federal legislation governing the recognition of judgments rendered in foreign countries, and (3) global forum shopping. Registration will open in August. Please visit the website for additional information.

Supreme Court of the United States Small Group Admission Ceremony

October 8, 2013
Washington, D.C.
Space is still available. Completed applications must be received by August 16, 2013, or until all spots are filled. Visit the website or contact Morgan Thrower for additional information.

Career & Professional Development:

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.

Coming in Waves! Meet Pepperdine alumni around the country at a variety of exciting summer activities!

- July 19: Las Vegas Waves Beer Tasting
- July 20: San Diego
Waves Vines and Wines
- July 20:
Bay Area Waves ReStore
- July 25: Orange County
Waves & GAN OC Present An Evening at the Center Club
- August 4: Seattle
Waves 4th Annual Pepperdine Seafair Celebration

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