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March 2011
Pepperdine Law celebrates five former deans and dean-designate Deanell Reece Tacha.

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A Pepperdine Celebration

The 34th Annual School of Law Dinner honored Ron Phillips, Senior Vice Chancellor and School of Law Dean Emeritus.

Distinguished U.S. Court of Appeals Circuit Judge Named Dean of the School of Law
Deanell Reece Tacha, a Scandia, Kansas, native with a distinguished career in the federal judiciary and higher education, has been named Dean of the Pepperdine University School of Law. More.

Pepperdine Takes First and Second at AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition Regional
Both teams from Pepperdine University School of Law reached the finals at the west regional of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Santa Monica, California, March 3-6
. More.

Former Dean Ken Starr Honored at Portrait Unveiling
Pepperdine honored Ken Starr, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the Pepperdine School of Law (2004-2010), with the unveiling of his official portrait on Friday, March 4.

11th Annual Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute Lecture:
"The Individual Healthcare Mandate"
March 18, 2011
School of Law
- Malibu, CA
Alumni and friends are invited to the 11th Annual Judicial Clerkship Institute (JCI) closing lecture. This year's panel will discuss the constitutionality of the Individual Healthcare Mandate and address an issue that is likely headed to the United States Supreme Court for resolution. Visit the website for additional JCI details and registration information.

Law Alumni Receptions
Law - National, USA
Catch up with fellow classmates and faculty, and meet Pepperdine Law's newly admitted students living in your area. Find your city below for additional details and registration information. Contact Courtney Echols with questions.

Salt Lake City, UT
March 22, 2011
New York City, NY
March 22, 2011
Washington, D.C.
March 24, 2011
Phoenix, AZ
March 29, 2011
Dallas, TX
March 31, 2011
Nashville, TN
April 14, 2011


Pepperdine Law Review Annual Symposium:
"Supreme Mistakes - Exploring the Most Maligned Decisions in Supreme Court History"
April 1, 2011
School of Law
- Malibu, CA
This year's symposium will take a serious and scholarly look at the limits of judicial power and discretion through a historical lens. This symposium has been approved for six Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit hours. Please direct questions to Margaret Barfield. For additional symposium details and registration information download the brochure.

The Law Alumni Office is now on Facebook.

Check out what upcoming Pepperdine Alumni Association chapter events are happening in your area.

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Moving Party (noun) the moving par•ty\'pär-tē\: 1) The person making the request to the court in a case 2) a Pepperdine law alumni party which moves to a new location each month

Café Santorini - Pasadena, CA
March 10, 2011
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Register online, or email Morgan Thrower.

House of Blues - San Diego, CA
March 17, 2011
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Register online, or email Morgan Thrower.

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