The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution builds on its 26-year history and continues to top the U.S. News & World Report rankings as the number one dispute resolution program for the ninth consecutive year.
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. A task force organized by California Chief Justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, and led by Justice Judith McConnell, spearheaded the event.
Members of the Pepperdine School of Law's Christian Legal Society have teamed with the Salvation Army, Santa Monica for the organization's annual Angel Tree children's gift program.
Jeff Carpenter (JD '92) was elected District Attorney for Herkimer County, NY, on Nov. 6. His four-year term will begin on January 1st.
Jeffrey Boyd was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court in November. An announcement from Gov. Rick Perry's office stated that Boyd's new role will begin Dec. 3, 2012, and will expire at the next general election.
President Barack Obama nominated Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell (JD '90) and Jennifer Popick Dorsey (JD '97) to the United States District Court. Judge O'Connell's nomination is for the Central District of California, while Dorsey was nominated for the District of Nevada.
A video featuring students and alumni of the School of Law took home the award for best overall video during the annual Waves Weekend in October.
Straus Institute has launched an innovative new Dispute Resolution Project relating to the Entertainment, Media and Sports Industries to coincide with the July 2nd-14th, 2012 Olympic & International Sports Law: Dispute Resolution and Management course in London, taught by Professors Maureen Weston, Jeffrey G. Bentz and Roger Cossack as well as William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution, Academic Director and Professor of Law, Thomas J. Stipanowich's presentation entitled DeHavilland v. Warner Bros. Pictures: Changing the Landscape of Hollywood Contracts, at Oxford University on October 31st.
Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and distinguished counsel members of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution celebrated the program's 25th anniversary with a social gathering on June 22 at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica.
The Harnish Law Library's website was voted as the "Best Library Faculty Service Site," as recognized by a Social Science Research Network (SSRN) article published in April. The article, Law Library Faculty Services Websites: Top Sites and Services Advertised, which will also appear in the Legal Reference Services Quarterly, referenced an empirical analysis and review of the 200 American Bar Association accredited law school library web pages that evaluated communication of library services with law school faculty.
The Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law launched the latest group of entrepreneurs to complete the 24-week micro-enterprise program. A ceremony at the Villa Graziadio Executive Center on the Malibu campus in April celebrated the successes of each of the 14 entrepreneurs. Howard Spunt, cofounder of Landmark Retail Group, served as keynote speaker.
Jay Milbrandt's latest book, Go + Do, was welcomed by readers at an official release reception held at the School of Law in April. Published by Tyndale House, the book is a compilation of first-hand accounts of Milbrandt's work overseas as director of Pepperdine's Global Justice Program. According to Milbrandt, it serves as a challenge to "go out into the world, witness the raw edges of humanity, and then do something about what you see."
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution builds on its 25-year history and continues to top the U.S. News & World Report rankings as the number one dispute resolution program for the eighth consecutive year.
Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution was selected to host a strategic negotiation skills training session by the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC). LAAC is coordinating the work of several pilot projects for innovative service under the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act.
Members of Pepperdine University School of Law's award-winning Investor Advocacy Clinic, a branch of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, found success in their first two cases, while the results of a third case are pending.
Pepperdine School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has a history of drawing students and professionals from throughout the world to study the program's unique curriculum. In its 25 years of existence, and with its eight-year stint at the top of the US News & World Report ranking for dispute resolution programs, Straus has hosted nine academic scholars associated with both the Fulbright and Muskie fellowship programs. The scholars stem from diverse backgrounds in Germany, El Salvador, Egypt, Panama, Tunisia, the Czech Republic, and Moldova.
Former U.S. State Department diplomat and Pepperdine School of Law professor, Colleen Graffy moderated a conversation with the Finnish Consul General of Los Angeles Kirsti Westphalen on public diplomacy, international relations and women in government service.
The Pepperdine School of Law Special Education Advocacy Clinic hosted the Special Education Law Symposium: Examining the IDEA in Theory and Practice in February.
Fifteen Pepperdine Law alumni and adjunct professors currently holding roles in the judiciary attended the first annual "Waves on the Bench Judges Appreciation Dinner" in January at Upper West restaurant in Santa Monica.
Tim Perrin has been named the sixth president of Lubbock Christian University (LCU) in Lubbock, Texas.
The third annual "Entrepreneur's Journey" brought key experts in the areas of entrepreneurship and law to Pepperdine to address students on the elements of starting a business.
The Association of American Law School's (AALS) Annual Meeting held in January brought together five solicitors general for a historic Pepperdine event.
Deanell Reece Tacha, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the Pepperdine University School of Law, was featured on KRLA's Champions of Justice broadcast in January, addressing her goals of leading Pepperdine Law and its students into the future.
Results of the July 2011 California Bar Exam have been released, and Pepperdine School of Law students have had another strong showing.