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Tori Votino

Adjunct Professor of Law
Executive Director Externship and Pro Bono Programs
Caruso School of Law


Professor Votino is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pepperdine Caruso Law. She also serves as the Director of the Externship and Pro Bono Programs. In this role, she oversees and administers all aspects of the externship and pro bono programs and teaches externship workshop classes that focus on learning from practice.

Prior to this role, Professor Votino served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Research & Writing, the Assistant Director of Academic Excellence, and the Moot Court Board Faculty Advisor at Pepperdine Caruso Law.  While attending Pepperdine Caruso Law, she served as an associate editor of the Pepperdine Law Review, received the Outstanding Appellate Advocate of the Year Award and Order of Barristers for her work on Pepperdine’s Moot Court Team, and received Order of Barristers for her work on Pepperdine’s Trial Team.  


  • J.D., Pepperdine University, 2020
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2016, with honors



  • Clinical Law 
  • Legal Research & Writing 
  • Appellate Advocacy