Over 100 students, alumni, family, and friends came together on May 13 for the 8th Annual Pepperdine School of Law Golf Tournament to benefit the Global Justice Program at the School of Law. Held at the Calabasas Country Club and hosted by alumnus Barak Vaughn (JD '01), the highly anticipated annual event raised $15,000 to fund students' efforts to help establish the rule of law around the world.
On one of the hottest days of the year, participants engaged in playful competition in contests such as Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Buy-A-Pro, and Beat-the-Pro. All proceeds from the tournament will help fund the Global Justice Program's international human rights projects and summer stipends in public interest work.
"It is always an honor and privilege to host the tournament," says Vaughn. "Knowing that the money raised enables our student leaders to bring justice to those that have no voice around the world is awe-inspiring. This tournament would never be as successful if not for the wonderful Pepperdine team and the generosity of our sponsors. I am humbled and thankful by their efforts and commitment to the Global Justice Mission and especially to our students."
Alumnus Spencer Lucas (JD '04), who has supported the Tournament together with his firm and title sponsor Panish Shea & Boyle for the past three years, knows firsthand the benefits of the Global Justice Program. "My summer in Honduras working alongside International Justice Mission ranked among my most rewarding law school experiences and cemented my dedication to helping those in need," he reflects. "The hands-on learning opportunities for Pepperdine Law students would not be possible without support from our alumni and friends."