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Pepperdine University School of Law - Alumni Docket
Thomas Fessler
January 2008
In this issue, Pepperdine welcomes two distinguished guests: Harvard Law's Alan Dershowitz and U.S. Chief Justice Roberts.
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Q&A with Thomas Fessler ('83)
The vice president and general counsel for VSP tells us about Pepperdine, his career, and earning a seat at the business table. more


Alan Dershowitz to Visit Pepperdine Law
Alan M. Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and one of the most well-known criminal defense attorneys in the world, will speak in conversation with Dean Starr on Jan. 23, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in rooms D and E at the law school. The forum will explore issues of law and public policy and will include an opportunity for students to present questions.

Annual School of Law Dinner to Feature Chief Justice Roberts

The 31st Annual School of Law Dinner will feature The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 in the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California. more

Pepperdine Hosts Innovative Conference on Character
An innovative conference titled "Character Perspectives: The Role of Character in our Society," will take place on Monday, Jan. 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pepperdine University's Drescher Graduate Campus in Malibu. more


31st Annual Dinner
February 2, 2008
Hollywood & Highland Center
Los Angeles, CA

The School of Law cordially invites alumni, family, and friends to attend the annual dinner. Call (310) 506-4115 to RSVP.

"Is There A Higher Law? Does It Matter?"
February 21-22, 2008
School of Law
Malibu, CA

Presented by The Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics. Join us as we consider whether the notion of a higher law has any significance for the future of American law. Visit the Web site, or contact Christopher Retts at (310) 506-7635 with questions or to register.

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Dean Starr and Stacy Taylor are always on the move. They're coming to your area soon! Contact Morgan Thrower at morgan.thrower@pepperdine.edu with questions or to get more information about hosting an event in your area.
  Orange County
February 28, 2008
6 - 8 p.m.

Sponsored by David Sugden ('01), Julie Trotter ('00), Ryan McNamara ('02), and Scot Wilson ('02) at the law firm Call, Jensen & Farrell.
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Advancement, Alumni, and Public Affairs
Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California 90263-4492
Phone: (310) 506-4611
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