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Diversity and Belonging

At Pepperdine Caruso 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.

We are committed to being a place where all belong. While we recognize that there is still much work to be done, we have outlined important measures and goals in our strategic plan for the continued improvement of diversity at Caruso Law.

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Spotlight of the Month

The Quran

For Muslims, Ramadan is a holy time of fasting and consecration. It is the ninth month in the lunar calendar, and a time when Muslims focus on personal growth and reflection. Throughout this month, which begins with the sighting of the new moon, observing Muslims abstain from all food and drink between dawn and sunset each day during the month, which lasts 29 or 30 days. Muslims with health issues are exempt from fasting.

While it is a time of sacrifice and physical challenges, Professor Taha notes that, "fasting increases one's self-discipline, empathy for the less fortunate, and appreciation of the blessings that God has bestowed on us. Ramadan also is a month of heightened worship, spiritual reflection, and charitable donations."

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First Generation Students

Pepperdine Caruso 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. 

Nathalie surrounded by family at her graduation on alumni park

I became the person I am today because of Pepperdine – how to be an attorney who has a sense of empathy and compassion in this world – we all gravitated naturally towards this attitude.

Nathalie Adourian

(JD '10)