A Message from the Caruso School of Law

Dear Pepperdine Alumni and Friends,

After two years of exemplary service to the law school, Courtney Echols, the law school's director of alumni affairs, stepped down from her position effective May 20.  We are so thankful for Courtney's faithful service to the law school and our alumni community.  We wish her well as she and her husband, Pepperdine law alumnus Aaron Echols ('10), begin the next chapter of their lives in Texas.  Courtney's message to the Pepperdine law alumni community is below.


L. Timothy Perrin
Vice Dean and Professor of Law

Dear Alumni,

After nearly two years of service, my last day at Pepperdine Caruso Law as the Director of Alumni Affairs was May 20, 2011, the date of our Class of 2011 Commencement Exercises. I have drafted this letter in my head many times and the truth is that there are not enough words to express my appreciation for having served a truly amazing alumni community. From my very first day back in the fall of 2009, you have made my job easy. Whether it was agreeing to host and sponsor events, attending alumni gatherings, agreeing to take time out of your day to speak to students, sharing potential job and internship opportunities at your firm, or driving to Malibu to speak on a panel or attend a reception - my asks have been many and your responses have been overwhelming.

I have had the pleasure of working with an amazing team of individuals and the support from the administration makes Pepperdine an incredibly special and unique place to work. As my husband Aaron and I set out for an adventure in Texas, we go confidently because of the strength, security, and support that the Pepperdine family has, and will continue, to provide for us.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you. You are a special part of our community and I am grateful for you and your support. Leaving Malibu is a bit easier having met so many of you in cities across the country. I feel like I could move anywhere, and I would already know a really great local who would help me get on my feet and take me under their wing. That is a community I want to be a part of; that is a community I am proud to be a member of.

Exciting times lay ahead for Pepperdine Caruso Law as we anxiously await the arrival of Dean Tacha. And so I challenge you to continue to support Pepperdine in any way that you can. Hold tight to what we have accomplished and get ready for even more successes ahead. May God bless all your endeavors and I look forward to our paths crossing in the future.

With gratitude,

Courtney L. Echols ('08)

The Caruso School of Law is now accepting applications for the position of director of alumni affairs. The job description can be found on the Pepperdine University job site.

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