On Friday, December 6, 2013, Pepperdine University School of Law welcomed 343 guests to the Caruso Auditorium for the 2013 California Bar Admissions Ceremony. Eighty School of Law graduates were sworn into the California State Bar and fifty-eight into the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The Honorable Tricia A. Bigelow (JD '86), Presiding Justice of the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Eight, administered the state oath, while The Honorable Beverly R. O'Connell (JD '90) of the United States District Court for the Central District of California administered the federal oath. Deanell Reece Tacha, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the School of Law and former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, presided over the ceremony.
"Today you become the lawyers who confront the issues that face our legal community and our world and say 'Yes, I can,'" Dean Tacha told the new admittees. "You make us proud, and we endeavor to make you proud, because today we are part of the same community."