MALIBU, July 15, 2014 -- Jessie Johnston Fahy, Esq. (JD' 11) will to return to Pepperdine on Monday, August 18 as Director of Law Alumni Relations. Fahy served as the Executive Director of Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles ("CLA-LA") from 2013-14. Before that, she worked as the Clinic Director of CLA-LA and practiced private criminal defense from 2012-13. Jessie met her husband Brian Fahy (JD '09) while serving at a CLA-LA clinic. Both have a deep passion to serve those in great need.
Jessie worked in Pepperdine Law's admissions office after graduating, convincing prospective students to come study in Malibu. This was particularly easy in her home state of Texas.
"I greatly enjoyed promoting and working for the school that richly enhanced and continues to grow my personal, professional, and spiritual life," Fahy says.
While at Pepperdine, Jessie participated in the Moot Court Interschool & International Advocacy Teams, served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association, was on the Spiritual Life Advisory Board, and received a CALI Award in Negotiation Theory & Practice. She also taught and continues to teach a Bible study to juvenile delinquents at the probation camps in Malibu. Jessie graduated from Arizona State University (Class of 2008), cum laude, with dual degrees in Spanish and Psychology.
Jessie looks forward to bringing the professional skills she has developed since graduation to the school that she loves so much.
"I am excited to help develop a robust and thriving alumni program that maximizes the potential of Pepperdine Law alumni, propels graduates into successful careers, and gives back to the legal communities in Los Angeles and across the world," Fahy says.