With the explosion of high-profile domestic violence incidents reported in recent months, it would be easy to assume that Pepperdine School of Law's October 10-11 conference, "Student Life, Relationships and the Law: Confronting Domestic Violence in Higher Education," was planned in response. But the origins of the conference can be traced to Pepperdine alumna and donor Laure Sudreau-Rippe (JD '97), who approached Dean Deanell Reece Tacha a year ago to propose the event.
Justice Tricia A. Bigelow (JD '86), presiding justice of the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Eight in Los Angeles, CA, has been awarded the Ronald M. George Award for Judicial Excellence (formerly "Jurist of the Year") by the California Courts' Judicial Council.
Last month, Pepperdine Law faculty made a number of appearances in the media.
Last week, the Parris Institute for Professional Formation hosted 222 first-year law students for Pepperdine Law's inaugural "Launch Week".
The United States Senate has confirmed the nomination of U.S. Attorney and 1991 Pepperdine Law alumnus Andre Birotte, Jr., to serve as a district judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Jessie Johnston Fahy, Esq. (JD' 11) will to return to Pepperdine on Monday, August 18 as Director of Law Alumni Relations.
An op-ed written by Professor Michael Helfand on the Supreme Court's recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby was published in the Tuesday, July 1 edition of the Washington Times.
A groundbreaking partnership formed by California judicial leaders and Hollywood has won an Emmy Award for the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ).
The Straus Institute's largest professional skills program in almost three decades took place Thursday-Saturday, June 19-21, 2014.
Last Friday, June 6, in the Mendenhall Appellate Courtroom, fifteen Pepperdine Law graduates were admitted into the California and federal courts before an audience of sixty friends, family, staff, and faculty.
Pepperdine Law is pleased to welcome Daniel J. DeWalt as the first Assistant Director of the Parris Professionalism Institute.
On Friday, May 16, Pepperdine University School of Law awarded 225 JD, LLM, and MDR degrees to participants in the 2014 Commencement Ceremony.
Last Monday, nearly 60 students, alumni, family, and friends participated in Pepperdine Law's 9th Annual Pepperdine School of Law Golf Tournament.
On Wednesday, April 16, Lieutenant General Flora Darpino will provide a special presentation at Pepperdine University School of Law.
During the 41st Annual School of Law Dinner, Dean Deanell Reece Tacha announced a gift of one million dollars - plus an additional million-dollar pledge in matching funds –R. Rex and Carrol Parris from Carrol and R. Rex Parris. The gift from Ms. Parris, a Seaver College Board of Visitors member, and Mr. Parris, mayor of Lancaster, California, and partner of R. Rex Parris Law Firm, will go toward the formation of the Parris Professionalism Institute.
On Friday, April 4, 2014, over 120 people attended Pepperdine Law Review's annual symposium in Malibu, California, with dozens more viewing the sessions via live Internet streaming. The event, entitled "The Future of National Security Law," featured over a dozen panelists with backgrounds in military law, diplomacy, and intelligence. The featured speaker was former General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Rizzo.
On Saturday, March 12, 2014, more than seven hundred guests attended Pepperdine's 41st Annual School of Law Dinner.
Now is the time to be thankful for your tireless support of Pepperdine University School of Law and its mission to train lawyers for lives of purpose, service and leadership.
The Law Advancement team is pleased to announce that 520 new lockers have been installed on the first floor of the School of Law.
Professor Kris Knaplund was honored as part of a Harvard Law "Women Inspiring Change" exhibit, which took place on the Harvard Law School campus on March 6-14, 2014.
Last month, as Pepperdine Law's Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic celebrated its one-year anniversary, the clinic also recorded another remarkable win by student advocates.
Professor Gregory S. McNeal and eight other experts in national security, technology, and privacy recently attended a series of unprecedented briefings at the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md.
Professor Gregory McNeal appeared on MSNBC to discuss the FAA's selection of civilian drone testing sites in nine states.
Pepperdine is committed to providing diverse, rigorous and rich experiences for law students, and the School of Law is pleased to announce two new practicum offerings in the Clinical Education program for Spring 2014.
On Friday, December 6, 2013, Pepperdine University School of Law welcomed 343 guests to the Caruso Auditorium for the 2013 California Bar Admissions Ceremony.
Admissions representatives from Pepperdine University School of Law will be visiting law fairs throughout the country this fall. We would love to meet you and have a conversation about Pepperdine Law.
Pepperdine University School of Law has appeared in a number of recent law school rankings.
Greg McNeal, associate professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law, has received the 2013 Article of the Year award from the American National Section of the International Association of Penal Law for his article "Targeted Killing and Accountability".
Women have played important roles in the entertainment industry from its earliest days, achieving success as artists and attaining leadership positions in the industry. Yet significant challenges still exist. Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System, to be held November 15-16, 2013, will address the issues facing women individually and collectively in the entertainment industry. Online registration is available on the Women in Hollywood website.
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the School of Law will launch a new employment mediation clinic at the start of the 2013-14 academic year in partnership with California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the largest state civil rights agency in the country.
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.
The Pepperdine University School of Law hosted an unveiling ceremony on May 9, officially introducing the Pepperdine community to a portrait featuring Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar.
Professor McNeal, an expert in national security law and policy, cautioned against the use of broadly worded warrant requirements as a tool to protect privacy or public safety. Instead, he recommended surveillance legislation that would require more transparency in the use of these systems by law enforcement.
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.