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October 2010
In this issue, Pepperdine Law faculty make news in London, England and Southern Sudan.

featured story
ighting for the Youth

Second-year Chalak Richards advocates for Toronto's inner-city children.

Cochran Travels to Sudan to Speak on Religious Freedom
Robert F. Cochran Jr., Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law and director of the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics, participated in the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) conference on religious freedom on Oct. 7 in Juba, Sudan. More.

James Publishes Op-Ed on Cyberbullying in The New York Times
Bernard James, professor of law, wrote an op-ed on cyberbullying and student suicide for The New York Times on October 1. More.

Stipanowich Named Scholar-in-Residence for London Firm
Thomas J. Stipanowich, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution, has been named the newest scholar-in-residence at the London, England, offices of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. More.

Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) Arbitration: Problems & Prospects
October 22, 2010
School of Law
- Malibu, CA
This Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot International Law Symposium has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California for 2.5 credit hours. Visit the Web site, or email Patty Hayes for additional details.

2010 Pepperdine Fast Pitch Competition
November 12, 2010, 2010
Dresher Graduate Campus - Malibu, CA

Co-sponsored by the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law. Law school alumni are invited to participate in the first Fast Pitch Competition, taking place as part of this year's Second Annual Entrepreneurs Journey. All you need is a great business idea and be a Pepperdine student or alumnus.  Visit the Web site for additional information and to register.

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Entertainment Law Networking Mixer
October 14, 2010
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Finn McCool's - Malibu, CA

Register online, or email Career Development Office

Las Vegas Alumni Reception
November 9, 2010
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Red Rock Lanes - Las Vegas, NV
Register online, or email Morgan Thrower
by Randy Shimon (JD '96) and Shimon and Smith, PC.

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