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April 2012
In this issue Pepperdine prepares for the annual law review symposium.

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Straus Institute Ranked Number One in Dispute Resolution for Eighth Consecutive Year.
The Straus Institute builds on its 25 year history and continues to top the U.S. News & World Report rankings. More.

Pepperdine Law Review Hosts The Lawyer of the Future
The Pepperdine School of Law and members of the Pepperdine Law Review editorial board will host The Lawyer of the Future, a symposium that will explore the impact of past and present lawyers and the lessons they provide for future generations.

Douglas Kmiec Publishes a New Book on Faith and Politics
Pepperdine professor of law and Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law Douglas W. Kmiec has published Lift Up Your Hearts, a faith based book focusing primarily on reflections from his past and current roles in politics, and the climate of today's political campaigns.

Steve Schultz and His Role as Interim Assistant Dean for Student Life
The Deans' suite at the School of Law welcomed Steve Schultz in January for a stint as interim assistant dean for student life. More.

Annual Law Review Symposium: "The Lawyer of the Future"
April 20, 2012
School of Law - Malibu, CA

This year's symposium will showcase the impact of past and present, the variety of roles they serve within American society, and what their experiences and models teach us about who the lawyers of the future can and should be. Visit the website, or contact Margaret Barfield for additional information and to register.

7th Annual School of Law "Driving Fore Justice" Golf Tournament
May 14, 2012
Calabasas Country Club - Calabasas, CA

Sponsored by Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, all proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Global Justice Program, which funds international human rights projects, summer stipends in public interest work, and student's efforts to help establish the rule of law around the world. Please visit the website, or contact Morgan Thrower for additional information and to register.

Dallas Waves Fiesta IV
May 20, 2012
Dallas Waves Private Residence - Dallas, TX

Join President Andrew K. Benton, School of Law Dean Deanell Tacha, and BIll Minick (JD '85) in welcoming generations of Pepperdine alumni to celebrate the fourth annual Dallas Waves Fiesta. Prospective students, recent graduates, alumni, parents, and guests of all Pepperdine schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are invited. Please visit the website for additional information.

Career/Professional Development:
JDConnect - Formerly Symplicity
Pepperdine Law's online career services manager.
Symplicity offers a space for employers, law school students and alumni access to job postings, on-campus interview schedules, announcements, important documents and more.

Networking Opportunities:

- Tort Law
April 11, 2012 - 6:00 pm

- Intellectual Property Law
April 17, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Email Georgia Woodruff, or Andrea Yasnogorodsky for details.

Contact the Career Development Office for immediate advice.

Tacha National Tour

The next stop is...

- Dallas, April 16
- Houston, April 17
- Austin, April 18

Salt Lake City, UT : April 25

Denver, CO : April 26

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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