Pepperdine University School of Law - Alumni Docket
March 2008
In this issue, Professor Bob Cochran talks about his new book, and we catch up with alumna Patricia Hayes ('94).
Patricia Hayes
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Alumni Snapshot: Patricia V. Hayes ('94)
As a Vice Chancellor for the Texas State University System, Patricia talks about building collaboration between public and higher education. more


Professor Cochran Discusses New Book Faith and Law
Professor Robert F. Cochran, Jr., talks about his newly-released book titled Faith and Law: How Religious Traditions from Calvinism to Islam View American Law. more

Students Take Gold at Trial Advocacy Competition

Pepperdine University School of Law students defeated 39 other law schools and 212 competitors to win the national championship at the fourth annual ABA Labor and Employment Law Trial Advocacy Competition. more

Pepperdine Establishes Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Find and read the writings of Pepperdine law faculty through the new Pepperdine Legal Studies Research Paper Series on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). more

Pepperdine President Andrew Benton Named ACE Board Chair
Andrew K. Benton, president of Pepperdine University, has been named chair of the Board of Directors at the American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions. more


Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL) - Annual Auction
April 3, 2008
School of Law
Malibu, CA

Support APIL’s efforts to raise money for Summer Fellowships, which enable students to work in competitive public interest internships at non-profit organizations or public agencies such as Public Counsel and the Children's Law Center.  If you would like to make a donation, or have questions about the auction or APIL, please contact Sylvia Kim at or call (510) 507-9263.

Negotiating, Mediating, and Managing Conflict: Evolution in a Global Society
April 10, 2008
School of Law
Malibu, CA

Presented by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Visit the Web site or contact Lori Rushford at or call (310) 506-6342 with questions, or to register.

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March 27, 2008
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Coronado Country Club

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March 28, 2008
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Bent Tree Country Club

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April 18, 2008
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Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

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