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Meet the Research Librarians

Foreign, Comparative, & International Law Librarian
B.A. (English and German), Pacific Lutheran University, 1994
J.D., Pepperdine Law School, 2007
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University, 2010

After completing her undergraduate degree, Jennifer received a Fulbright grant to teach high school English in Germany. She then spent several valuable years as a technical writer in the software industry. Later, while attending Pepperdine Law, Jennifer was an exchange student at the Juristische Fakult├Ąt of the University of Augsburg in Germany, where she took law classes in English and German.

Jennifer's research focus is foreign, comparative, and international law.

Senior Research & Student Services Librarian
B.S. (General Science), University of Central Arkansas, 1986
J.D., University of Arkansas, 1989
M.L.I.S., University of Texas, 1991

Don began his career as a law librarian in 1991 at the USAA Insurance Company in San Antonio, Texas. He was a reference librarian at the law library of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles from 1993 to 2001 and has been at Pepperdine since 2001.

Don's research focus is on law and religion and legal professional responsibility.

Head of Reference Services
B.A. (Government), Cornell University, 1990
J.D., Cornell University, 1993
M.L.I.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 2006

Prior to joining Pepperdine in 2006, Jodi practiced employment law for more than ten years, first as an associate at Littler Mendelson and then as in-house employment counsel for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Jodi also worked at Epstein, Turner & Song, practicing employment and business litigation.

Jodi's research focus is Constitutional law, including U.S. Supreme Court practice.

Research & Faculty Services Librarian
B.A. (Latin American Studies), UCLA, 1995
J.D., Loyola Law School, 2001
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University, 2011

Before coming to Pepperdine in 2007, Gina was an associate at Horvitz & Levy LLP, specializing in civil appeals. She was also a panel attorney for the California Appellate Project, providing appellate services to indigent criminal defendants. Prior to attending law school, Gina worked in the Circulation Department at the UCLA Law Library.

Gina's research focus is on domestic and international dispute resolution.

Research & Electronic Services Librarian
B.A. (East Asian Studies), Middlebury College, 2005
J.D., U.C.L.A. School of Law, 2010
M.L.I.S., University of Washington, 2011

Prior to joining Pepperdine in 2011, Alyssa interned at the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington School of Law, the LA Law Library, and the Los Angeles Public Library. During law school, she worked as a faculty research assistant at the UCLA Law Library, and was a Managing Editor for the UCLA Women's Law Journal and an Articles Editor for the UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal.

Alyssa's research focus is on constitutional law and women and the law.

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