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Pepperdine Law Community Commits to Fire Recovery

Even as final exams loom, members of the Pepperdine law community have donated many hours and resources to assisting those impacted by the wildfires that ravaged Southern California in late October and November.

On Nov. 6, the law school hosted dinner for Pepperdine's Public Safety officers honoring their courageous efforts and quick response time in protecting the Pepperdine campus from approaching flames. Each officer was gifted a Law School T-shirt and Sodexho gift certificate.

Other opportunities to serve the community have been organized by law students. Coordinating with Hilltop Church of Christ, third-year students Carly McKeeman and Courtney Perdue are planning a law student service trip to areas affected by the fires in San Diego. The trip is scheduled for Dec. 15 to Dec. 20 and costs $25, which will cover meals and lodging. Fifty spaces are available and students may sign up in the Law Dean's suite.

Third-year student Jaclyn Rosenson is coordinating a drive to raise money to replace the childrens' toys destroyed at Malibu Presbyterian Church. Various collection boxes will be placed around the law school campus for toy donations. Monetary donations can be made at Toy Drive table in the Atrium from Friday, Nov. 9, to Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL), the Women's Law Society, and Phi Alpha Delta have utilized their homemaking skills to give back to the community. The members of each organization will bake and deliver pies, cookies, and cakes, to area fire houses. The next delivery date is Thursday, Nov. 15, and baked goods should be brought to the Law Dean's suite for pick up.

In addition to law school volunteer activities, the University offers many other opportunities to serve. The University has established a fund to aid Malibu fire victims and contributions to Pepperdine, referencing "Malibu Fire Victims" in the memo line, will benefit those impacted by the fire. Contributions may be sent to the attention of Pepperdine Advancement. Visitors to any of Pepperdine's bookstores may also make contributions by cash or credit card through the Follett Higher Education Group, which will collect the donations on Pepperdine's behalf.

For more information on the volunteer efforts at Pepperdine Law School, contact the Law Dean's suite at (310) 506-4653.

To learn more about University volunteer efforts, please contact the Pepperdine Volunteer Center at (310) 506-4143 or visit the Pepperdine Volunteer Center.