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Fireside chat with Dean Deanell Reece Tacha, Justice Allen Linden (ret.) and Justice Beverley McLachlin

March 2012
In this issue Pepperdine prepares tor the lawyer of the future.

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The 39th Annual Dinner Salutes The Right Honorable Beverley McLachlin

The annual dinner welcomed more than 600 guests for a unique gathering to salute the Chief Justice of Canada. More.

Nootbaar and Glazer Institutes Host "The Competing Claims of Law and Religion"
The Pepperdine School of Law Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics, and the University's Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies, teamed to host the third annual Religious Legal Theory conference, The Competing Claims of Law and Religion: Who Should Influence Whom?.

Pepperdine Hosts Special Education Law Symposium
The Pepperdine School of Law Special Education Advocacy Clinic hosted the Special Education Law Symposium: Examining the IDEA in Theory and Practice in February.

Consul General of Finland Speaks at Pepperdine
Former U.S. State Department diplomat and Pepperdine School of Law professor, Colleen Graffy moderated a conversation with the Finnish Consul General of Los Angeles Kirsti Westphalen on public diplomacy, international relations and women in government service. More.

The California Endowment Moot Court: Department of Health and Human Service v. State of Florida
March 13, 2012
The California Endowment - Los Angeles, CA

The School of Law is proud to be a co-sponsor of this unique moot court event. The California Endowment is offering an exclusive look into the highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court case by specifically examining the lawfulness of the Affordable Care Act's minimum coverage requirement. Please visit the website for information about the litigators and to see the list of distinguished guest judges.

Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Annual Lecture: "The Intersection of Arbitration and Justiciability"
March 16, 2012
School of Law - Malibu, CA

The School of Law invites you to join Professor Tom Stipanowich, Judge Mary Schroeder, Professor Judith Resnik and Professor Christopher Drahozal for the Judicial Clerkship Institute's annual closing lecture. A reception will follow in the School of Law Library. Please visit the website for additional information.

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. Download the brochure, or contact Margaret Barfield for additional information.

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 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. Online registration will open on Tuesday, March 20. Please visit the website for additional information.

Career/Professional Development:

Recruit LA
March 15, 2012
USC Tutor Campus Center - Los Angeles, CA

Recruit LA is open to all Pepperdine alumni, and boasts a great line-up of almost 50 companies. Organized by, the fair will be an excellent place for alumni to meet employers looking to hire experienced talent. Visit the website to learn more and to register.

Networking Opportunities:

- Real Estate Law
March 20, 2012 - 6:00 pm

- Tort Law
March 28, 2012 - 6:30 pm

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

Email Georgia Woodruff, or Andrea Yasnogorodsky for details.

Tacha National Tour

The next stop is...

Nashville, TN : March 22, 2012

- 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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