March 2013 In this issue Pepperdine Law prepares for a lesson in forgiveness and a reckoning in college sports.

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The New Normal in College Sports.
The Pepperdine Law Review will host its annual symposium on April 5.  More.

Dean Tacha Interviews Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at Civic Learning California Summit
Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law Deanell Reece Tacha sat down with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at the Civic Learning California Summit in Sacramento in March for a fireside chat focusing on the importance of civics education
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Pepperdine School of Law Hosts the 40th Annual Law Dinner
The black tie optional event welcomed more than 700 guests and featured a fireside chat with a panel of Pepperdine Law alumni whose journeys and values epitomize the unique contribution that Pepperdine Law has made to the legal field.
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The Nootbaar Institute's Annual Conference Focuses on Intercountry Adoption and Child Trafficking
More than 130 guests attended the two-day event, which was cosponsored by Pepperdine's Global Justice Program and the Boone Center for the Family
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Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Healing: Lessons from South Africa
March 21, 2013
School of Law - Malibu, CA

The chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Archbishop Tutu, has said that "there can be no future without forgiveness." The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution hosts a unique event that will highlight a conversation about the opportunities and challenges for those seeking to promote forgiveness and reconciliation for individuals and communities. For additional information and to register, please visit the website or contact Tess Marme.

The New Normal in College Sports: Realigned and Reckoning
April 5, 2013
School of Law - Malibu, CA

The Pepperdine Law Review's spring symposium will consist of four panel discussions focusing on emerging hot topics in college sports. This event has been approved for 6.75 Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits. For additional information andto register, please visit the website or contact Margaret Barfield.

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. Online registration will open on Thursday, March 14. Please visit the website for information on how to take advantage of our 24 hour "FLASH" sale.

Career & Professional Development:

JDConnect - Formerly Symplicity
 

Recruit LA - Alumni Only - Job Fair
Thursday, March 21, 2013
10:30 am to 3:00 pm
USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center
3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles
Registration is $15.00
Learn More & Register Today


JOB OPPORTUNITIES. 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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