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Diversity and Inclusion

At Pepperdine Law, our community is rich in political, racial, and spiritual diversity which has formed a strong culture of connection among our students, faculty, and staff. Led by our faith-based values, we believe that each person’s voice and convictions enhance our community.

Diversity Council

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Naomi Goodno

Dean of Students

School of Law Diversity Officer

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Chalak Richards

Assistant Director of Career Development

Diversity Officer



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Marcelo Rosadilla

Assistant Director, Straus Institute

Diversity Officer

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Jeffrey Baker

Director of Clinical Education

Diversity Officer

Sukhsimranjit Singh

Sukhsimranjit Singh

Managing Director, and Assistant Professor of Law and Practice

Diversity Officer

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Nicole Serleto-Chavez

Associate Director, Admissions, Student Information & Services

Diversity Officer

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Ahmed Taha

Professor of Law

Diversity Officer

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Tanya Asim Cooper

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Director Restoration and Justice Clinic

Diversity Officer



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  • Asylum & Refugee Law
  • California Family Law Practice
  • Community Justice Clinic
  • Comparative Anti-Discrimination Law Seminar
  • Cross Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution
  • Disaster Relief Clinic * special
  • Divorce & Family Mediation
  • Domestic Violence Seminar
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Faith Based Diplomacy & Intl. Peacemaking
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration Law
  • Immigration Law Practicum
  • Jewish Law
  • Juvenile Rights
  • Law and Religion Seminar
  • Legal Aid Clinic
  • Low Income Taxpayers' Clinic
  • Police Practices
  • Veterans' Law Practicum - Los Angeles/ Ventura
  • War Crimes


Judge Dwayne Moring addresses students in auditorium

Alumni Spotlight

"It shouldn't take an African-American attorney to represent an African-American client – everyone should be aware of the needs of any given gender or ethnicity."

Alumni Spotlight

A Conversation with Judge Dwayne K. Moring

First Generation Students

Pepperdine Law is excited to support students who are the first in their family to graduate from college. Through our "First Gen" initiatives, we strive to foster a community that establishes mentors, creates opportunities, and opens dialogue about what it means to be a First Gen law student.

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Associate Director of Career Development
Chair of First Generation Initiatives

Conferences and Scholarships

Annual Meeting of Law School Diversity Professionals

The LSAC Equality Conference

Diversity Events

Open Conversations - Monthly

Annual Pepperdine Law Diversity Week

For People of Color (FPOC) Law School Admissions Day 

Student Groups

All diverse student interest groups can be found here.