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Symposia and Conferences


Veteran sitting in class

Thursday, November 3 - Friday, November 4, 2016 | Malibu, CA

Please join Pepperdine University School of Law for Access to Justice for Veterans: Coordinated Responses of a Grateful Nation on Nov. 3-4, 2016. The conference will address coordinated community responses for veterans' legal needs and complex intersecting issues. Speakers and conferees will discuss public and private responses in policy and practice, culture and law.

Pepperdine Law Review Symposium 2016 - "The United States Vice Presidency: In History, Practice, and the Future"


Friday, April 1, 2016 | Malibu, CA

At this symposium, renowned legal scholars, practitioners, and politicians will explore important questions surrounding the vice presidency. As a special treat, the Honorable Richard Cheney, 46th Vice President of the United States, will join us for a lively discussion of these issues and other experiences from his time as Vice President.

16th Annual Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr., Judicial Clerkship Institute


Thursday, March 17, 2016 - Friday, March 18, 2016 | Malibu, CA

Each year, Pepperdine University School of Law brings law students from across the country to its campus for the Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr., Judicial Clerkship Institute (Byrne JCI).

Nootbaar Conference 2016: Doing Justice Without Doing Harm

Nootbaar Conference 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016 - Saturday, March 12, 2016 | Malibu, CA

Justice is a central theme in most secular and religious moral traditions, though there are significant disagreements about its content. As Alasdair McIntyre has asked, "Whose Justice?" During some periods of history there has been great optimism that the world was moving in a more just direction, generally followed by periods of great injustice and great disillusionment.

Southern California Trial Lawyers Conference


Friday, January 29, 2016 | Malibu, CA

The inaugural Southern California Trial Lawyers Conference seeks both to highlight the many ways that trial lawyers advocate for justice in their local communities and to showcase Pepperdine School of Law's contributions to the field.

Drone Entrepreneurship

Drone Conference

Thursday, September 24, 2015 | Santa Monica, CA

The Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law will host expert panels of speakers from startups, venture capitalists, and leading law firms.

International Commercial Arbitration


Friday, April 17, 2015 | Malibu, CA

The Pepperdine Law Review's annual conference was on the topic of International Commercial Arbitration.

Wisdom, Law, and Lawyers


Friday, Feb 27 - Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 | Malibu, CA

The Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics's annual symposium: "At a time when law is seen by many as purely a matter of power politics and the lawyer's role as purely a matter of pursuing client economic interests, we want to consider how wisdom should influence deliberations." 

Student Life, Relationships and the Law: Confronting Domestic Violence in Higher Education

Campus Domestic Violence Conference

Friday, Oct 10 - Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 | Malibu, CA

Colleges and universities face a critical moment of reckoning and response to violence and abuse among students. The conference addressed domestic and intimate partner violence among college students.

The Future of National Security Law

Future of National Security

Friday, April 4, 2014 | Malibu, CA

The Pepperdine Law Review recently hosted a symposium on "The Future of National Security Law. Featured John Rizzo, former General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency and author of COMPANY MAN.