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Annual Conference

Every year, the Nootbaar Institute hosts a conference on an important and thought provoking topic. Addressing a wide range of issues such as religious freedom, human rights, and diversity, the Institute seeks to bring top scholars, lawyers, students, and the community together to ultimately have a positive impact on society.


Doing Justice Conference

March 9-10, 2017
Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, California

We hope you will join us for the conference.

Attendees, Download Your Conference Materials Here

Conference information coming soon!

Join us for a tour of the Museum of Tolerance!

Thursday, March 10th, at 2PM

Additional conference activity information coming soon!

Need a hotel?

Make sure you get a special Pepperdine rate!

We have three hotel options in the area that will offer you a discounted rate if you mention you are attending Pepperdine's Nootbaar Conference. Pepperdine's Graziadio Executive Center is the hotel located on Pepperdine's campus with great views of the pacific. Malibu Country Inn  is located 10 minutes north of Pepperdine off of PCH, it's near a great beach and great food. Hilton Garden Inn in Calabasas has the best rate to offer, it's about 20 minutes from Pepperdine through Malibu Canyon.


We will run shuttles for the conference between Pepperdine and the three hotels mentioned above. Find the shuttle schedule here.

If you have questions about the substance of the conference, contact Bob Cochran at

For questions about the details of the conference, contact the Nootbaar Institute office by email, or by phone, (310) 506-6978.

The conference is co-sponsored by Pepperdine's Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics and The Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies.

All our best,
Bob Cochran & Michael Helfand

Robert F. Cochran, Jr.
Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law and
Director, Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics
Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California 90263-4611
(310) 506-4684

Michael A. Helfand
Associate Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law
Associate Director, Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-7694

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