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Meet Your Student Ambassadors

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The Heart of our Community

Pepperdine Caruso Law's student ambassadors represent the heart of our school in different yet profound ways. Student ambassadors are recommended by faculty, staff, and administrators and serve as professional student leaders who welcome prospective students to campus and lead law school tours. They are leaders in the law community, involved, enthusiastic, and having been through this process themselves, are in a unique position to provide insight from their firsthand experience. Pepperdine Caruso Law student ambassadors are a diverse group of academic achievers and represent a broad spectrum of interest areas in legal practice.

Our student ambassadors give out their personal emails to students who visit campus and attend a tour with them. For questions about the application and admissions process, please contact the admissions office at lawadmis@pepperdine.edu after reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions.

Nick Archibald, 2L

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Hometown: Rescue, California

Undergraduate University & Major: University of California, Davis - History and Political Science

Extracurricular Activities: International Law Society, Dispute Resolution Society

Plans after Pepperdine Caruso Law: To gain legal experience in California before passing the MBE and aiding international clients in development and human rights litigation on the East Coast

Favorite Thing about Pepperdine: The friendly student atmosphere and the feeling of being part of a family. All the professors, deans, and staff are taking care of you and are passionate about your success.

Advice for future Pepperdine Caruso Law Students: Come in to law school with an open mind. Learning a new method of learning can be uncomfortable and a little scary. Work with your professors and advisors and I promise you will get it faster than you think. Your future clients will thank you for the hard work and dedication you put in now to become the best public servant you can be!

MacKenna Johnson, 2L

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Hometown: Agoura Hills, CA

Undergraduate University and Major: Cal Poly SLO—History

Pepperdine Caruso Law Extracurricular Activities: Women's Legal Association; OUTLaw; National Lawyers Guild; Phi Delta Phi

Legal Works: Volunteer Legal Clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, Hardcore Gang Division; Community Justice Clinic

Plans after graduation: I plan to work in civil rights law, ideally an organization like the ACLU!

Favorite thing about Pepperdine Caruso Law: I love how warm and open everyone is. The whole community is very helpful and supportive, and I feel that we all want our fellow students to thrive.

Advice for future law students: Relax during the summer before you start school, but come prepared to read a lot. As long as you're willing to do the work, you will be successful.

Troy Kramer, 3L

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Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Undergraduate University and Major: Pepperdine University - Economics 

Pepperdine Caruso Law Extracurricular Activities: Christian Legal Society, Journal of Business Entrepreneurship and the Law (JBEL)

Plans after graduation: I want to practice civil litigation and real estate law and hope to own my own law firm one day

Favorite thing about Pepperdine Caruso Law: The community. Pepperdine is an incredible group of students, professors, and faculty members who really make it feel like home. I know I can rely on my friends and mentors when I need something and always feel secure being in this tight-knit community.

Advice for future law students: Law school isn't as scary as everyone says it is. As long as you do the work and hold yourself accountable, you're going to be just fine!

Jonathan Maseng, 2L

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Hometown: New York, New York

Undergraduate University & Major: The City College of New York - English

Extracurricular Activities: Sports and Entertainment Law Society; Jewish Law Students Association

Legal Works: I'll be externing this summer for a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles

Plans after Pepperdine Caruso Law: To pass the bar and practice law in Los Angeles

Favorite Thing about Pepperdine: The amazing people in my class and the unforgettable sunsets. Law school isn't easy, but it's a lot more enjoyable with a beautiful environment and people who support you

Advice for future Pepperdine Caruso Law Students: Keep an open mind about what you want to do with your degree. There are so many possibilities and there's so much opportunity to gain exposure to different areas of the law.

Rebecca Voth, 2L

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Hometown: Rowlett, Texas

Undergraduate University & Major: Baylor University - University Scholar

Pepperdine Law Extracurricular Activities: Christian Legal Society; Spanish Club

Plans after Pepperdine Caruso Law: I hope to work for the State Department or an NGO such as International Justice Mission focusing on international human rights

Favorite Thing about Pepperdine: My favorite thing about the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law is the community! The professors and students truly care about one another and support one another.

Advice for future Pepperdine Caruso Law Students: Before coming in the fall, spend some time with family and friends who remind you who you are and your purpose so that you can be grounded and prepared to face the challenges of the first semester of law school.

Thurgood Wynn, 2L

Hometown: Rockville, Maryland

Undergraduate University & Major: United States Naval Academy, Economics

Pepperdine Law Extracurricular Activities: Student Bar Association Diversity Chair, Multicultural Law Coalition President, BARBRI Representative, Student Mentor, Veteran Law Society Social Chair

Plans after Pepperdine Caruso Law: District Attorney's Office

Favorite Thing About Pepperdine: The community and family atmosphere

Advice for future Pepperdine Caruso Law students: Be willing to learn from those around you!