Chris DeRose ('05) an Jamin Soderstrom ('09)

November 2011
In this issue Pepperdine welcomes Ken Feinberg and finds Dean Tacha still on tour.

featured story
Publishing the Presidency

Chris DeRose ('05) and Jamin Soderstrom ('09) explore historical and contemporary presidential elections in respective books.

Saving Henry
Jim Gash, associate dean for student life and associate professor of law, writes about his experiences in Uganda in Guideposts (October 2011)
. More.

Pepperdine Hosts Delegation of Rwandan Officials
The School of Law and School of Public Policy (SPP) joined forces to host a delegation of Rwandan leaders, including the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Tharcisse Karugarama.

Law School Hosts Legal Scholars for a Conversation "From the Left and the Right"
The School of Law hosted two authors and legal scholars from across the political divides, Mark Lane and Robert K. Tanenbaum, on October 27 for a discussion about their careers and the search for truth following President Kennedy's assassination. More.

The Straus Institute Presents: A Conversation with Ken Feinberg
November 14, 2011
School of Law
- Malibu, CA
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution celebrates its 25th anniversary with an exciting new conversation series. Ken Feinberg, one of the best-known figures in the field of conflict resolution will be interviewed by Straus Academic Director Thomas J. Stipanowich. This event has been approved for one MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Visit the website for additional information and to register.

CA Bar Admission Ceremony
December 9, 2011
School of Law
- Malibu, CA
This occasion offers Pepperdine alumni, who have passed the California Bar Exam, the opportunity to be sworn-in to the State and Federal courts in front of their family and friends. Email Morgan Thrower for additional details.

SAVE THE DATE: 39th Annual School of Law Dinner
February 18, 2012
Beverly Wilshire, Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA

Featuring the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Registration information will be available in December 2011. Please contact the alumni office for additional information.

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Tacha National Tour

The next stop is...

Riverside, CA - November 9, 2011

San Diego, CA - November 10, 2011

Visit the tour blog and listen to what alumni have had to say about Dean Tacha! See pictures from previous receptions and register to attend a reception in your city.

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