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April 2014

Million Dollar Gift Launches Parris Professionalism Institute

During the 41st Annual School of Law Dinner, Dean Deanell Reece Tacha announced a gift of one million dollars – plus an additional million-dollar pledge in matching funds –R. Rex and Carrol Parris from Carrol and R. Rex Parris. The gift from Ms. Parris, a Seaver College Board of Visitors member, and Mr. Parris, mayor of Lancaster, California, and partner of R. Rex Parris Law Firm, will go toward the formation of the Parris Professionalism Institute.

John Rizzo Speaks at National Security Law Symposium

On Friday, April 4, 2014, over 120 people attended Pepperdine Law Review's annual symposium in Malibu, California, with dozens more viewing the sessions via live Internet streaming. The event, entitled "The Future of National Security Law," featured over a dozen panelists with backgrounds in military law, diplomacy, and intelligence. The featured speaker was former General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Rizzo.

March 2014

Justice Alito Speaks at 41st Annual Law Dinner

On Saturday, March 12, 2014, more than seven hundred guests attended Pepperdine's 41st Annual School of Law Dinner.

Letter from Dean: Reflecting on Rankings Successes

Now is the time to be thankful for your tireless support of Pepperdine University School of Law and its mission to train lawyers for lives of purpose, service and leadership.

Alumni-Funded Lockers Installed

The Law Advancement team is pleased to announce that 520 new lockers have been installed on the first floor of the School of Law.

Professor Knaplund Honored in Harvard Law "Women Inspiring Change" Exhibit

Professor Kris Knaplund was honored as part of a Harvard Law "Women Inspiring Change" exhibit, which took place on the Harvard Law School campus on March 6-14, 2014.

February 2014

Appellate Advocacy Clinic celebrates Anniversary with Win

Last month, as Pepperdine Law's Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic celebrated its one-year anniversary, the clinic also recorded another remarkable win by student advocates.

January 2014

McNeal Participates in Rare Briefing At NSA

Professor Gregory S. McNeal and eight other experts in national security, technology, and privacy recently attended a series of unprecedented briefings at the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md.

Greg McNeal Talks Drones on MSNBC

Professor Gregory McNeal appeared on MSNBC to discuss the FAA's selection of civilian drone testing sites in nine states.

December 2013

New Juvenile and Tax Practicums for Spring 2014

Pepperdine is committed to providing diverse, rigorous and rich experiences for law students, and the School of Law is pleased to announce two new practicum offerings in the Clinical Education program for Spring 2014.

Law School Swears in Recent Graduates to State and Federal Courts

On Friday, December 6, 2013, Pepperdine University School of Law welcomed 343 guests to the Caruso Auditorium for the 2013 California Bar Admissions Ceremony.

October 2013

2013 Fall Fair Schedule

Admissions representatives from Pepperdine University School of Law will be visiting law fairs throughout the country this fall. We would love to meet you and have a conversation about Pepperdine Law.

Rankings Roundup - October 2013

Pepperdine University School of Law has appeared in a number of recent law school rankings.

September 2013

Greg McNeal Wins Article of the Year Award, Awarded Prestigious Grant

Greg McNeal, associate professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law, has received the 2013 Article of the Year award from the American National Section of the International Association of Penal Law for his article "Targeted Killing and Accountability".

Straus Institute Cosponsors Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System

Women have played important roles in the entertainment industry from its earliest days, achieving success as artists and attaining leadership positions in the industry. Yet significant challenges still exist. Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System, to be held November 15-16, 2013, will address the issues facing women individually and collectively in the entertainment industry. Online registration is available on the Women in Hollywood website.

August 2013

Straus Institute Launches Employment Mediation Clinic

The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the School of Law will launch a new employment mediation clinic at the start of the 2013-14 academic year in partnership with California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the largest state civil rights agency in the country.

April 2013

Straus Institute Ranked Number One in Dispute Resolution for Ninth Consecutive Year

The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution builds on its 26-year history and continues to top the U.S. News & World Report rankings as the number one dispute resolution program for the ninth consecutive year.

March 2013

School Of Law Hosts Unveiling Of Herb And Elinor Nootbaar Portrait

The Pepperdine University School of Law hosted an unveiling ceremony on May 9, officially introducing the Pepperdine community to a portrait featuring Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar.

McNeal Testifies Before Congress on Drones and Domestic Surveillance

Professor McNeal, an expert in national security law and policy, cautioned against the use of broadly worded warrant requirements as a tool to protect privacy or public safety. Instead, he recommended surveillance legislation that would require more transparency in the use of these systems by law enforcement.

Dean Tacha Interviews Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at Civic Learning California Summit

Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law Deanell Reece Tacha sat down with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at the Civic Learning California Summit in Sacramento in March for a fireside chat focusing on the importance of civics education. A task force organized by California Chief Justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, and led by Justice Judith McConnell, spearheaded the event.