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Our Place in the World: 45th Annual School of Law Dinner

Event will be held on March 3, 2018, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

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The annual School of Law dinner is one of the law school’s most significant and prestigious events. The dinner provides an important opportunity to celebrate the success of School of Law students, demonstrate the school’s progress and commitment to the Pepperdine mission, and build enthusiasm for its vision. This year’s dinner will be held on March 3, 2018, at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills. The dinner’s featured speaker will be American attorney Gary A. Haugen, founder and CEO of International Justice Mission.

Before founding IJM in 1997, Gary was a human rights attorney for the US Department of Justice, where he focused on crimes of police misconduct. In 1994, he served as the director of the United Nations’ investigation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. In this role, he led an international team of lawyers, criminal prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and forensics experts to gather evidence that would eventually be used to bring the perpetrators of the genocide to justice. Gary received a BA in social studies from Harvard University and a JD from the University of Chicago.

Gary has been recognized by the US Department of State as a Trafficking in Persons “Hero”—the highest honor given by the US government for anti-slavery leadership. His work to protect the poor from violence has been featured by Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Times of India, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, the Guardian, and National Public Radio, among many other outlets. He is the author of several books, including Good News About Injustice (Intervarsity Press) and, most recently, The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence (Oxford University Press). Gary was invited to share the themes of The Locust Effect at the annual TED Conference in a talk entitled: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now.

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