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May 2013In this issue Pepperdine Law congratulates the Class of 2013.

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Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell Confirmed to U.S. District Court.
The United States Senate confirmed Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell (JD '90) to the U.S. District Court on April 15 in a unanimous 92-0 vote. Judge O'Connell has been appointed to serve the Central District of California, which according to the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit, "is among the nation's busiest federal trial courts with 17,086 new case filings in fiscal year 2012."  More.

Pepperdine Law Celebrates the Class of 2013
More than 250 graduates gathered to celebrate the completion of their degrees at Pepperdine's Alumni Park on May 17. More.

Professor Gregory McNeal Testifies Before Congress on Drones and Domestic Surveillance
Associate Professor of Law Greg McNeal testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary on May 17 regarding the use of unmanned aerial systems, known as drones, for surveillance purposes inside the U.S
. More.

School of Law Hosts Unveiling of Herb and Elinor Nootbaar Portrait
Benefactors of the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics, the couple has played a key role in the School of Law community.

California Bar Admission Ceremony & Dinner
June 7, 2013
School of Law - Malibu, CA

This occasion offers Pepperdine alumni, who have passed the February 2013 California State Bar Exam, the opportunity to be sworn-in to the State and Federal courts in front of their family and friends. Contact Morgan Thrower for additional information.

English Legal History in the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta
July 21-27, 2013
London, England

Attention alumni of Pepperdine Law's London Program and alumni who wish they were London alumni too! This one-week program will take you to places and introduce you to speakers that will illuminate the ancient roots of our legal system. This unique experience is open to Pepperdine students, practitioners and judges seeking CLE credit. Visit the website or contact
Colleen Graffy with questions.

California Bar Exam Hospitality Lunch
July 30 - August 1, 2013
Various , U.S.A
The Pepperdine School of Law will be providing lunch to all law alumni taking the July 2013 California Bar Exam in Century City, Ontario and Pasadena. However the bar exam extends far beyond those three Southern California locations. We're calling on the community to help us support this summer's exam group around the country. If you are in Santa Clara, Oakland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Tampa, or Las Vegas and would consider bringing a sandwich and a kind word of encouragement to graduates testing in your area, please contact Shirlene Love for additional information.

Career & Professional Development:

JDConnect - Formerly Symplicity

If you are aware of any short-term projects or long-term employment opportunities for qualified recent graduates who are eager to gain work experience, please contact Selina Farrell.

Coming in Waves! Meet Pepperdine Alumni around the country at a variety of exciting summer activities!

- May 25: Phoenix Waves St. Mary's Food Bank
- June 1:
Ventura County Waves Vines & Wines
- June 2:
Dallas Waves Fiesta V
- June 4: Houston Waves Summer Social
- June 6:
Austin Waves Night Out
- June 29: Carolina Waves Wine & Design
- June 30:
Los Angeles Waves Dodgers vs. Phillies
- July 20: Bay Area Waves ReStore

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