Pepperdine Mourns the Passing of Caruso School of Law Student Ralph Brendan Linzmeier
Pepperdine University mourns the loss of Caruso School of Law student Ralph Brendan Linzmeier, who disappeared on November 15 and was found on November 16. An Orange County, California, native, Brendan was a first-year juris doctor student at Caruso School of Law and expected to graduate in 2025. Prior to law school, Brendan was a realtor and financial advisor and was interested in real estate law. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Loyola Marymount University.
Remembering Brendan and his time at Pepperdine, Professor Mark Kubisch shared, “Brendan was a kind, hard-working student who constantly sought to better his legal abilities. I enjoyed getting to know him and his dry sense of humor during our individual meetings. Brendan will be deeply missed.”
Those who feel they may need additional support are encouraged to contact the Counseling Center (310.506.4210) for 24/7 emotional assistance. Online and out-of-state students can access ongoing counseling using the TimelyCare app. Pastoral care is also available from the team at the Hub for Spiritual Life. Contact Zachary Luben to make an appointment. Faculty and staff may reach out to University chaplain Sara Barton. The Student Care Team is available to provide additional support or to help locate mental health professionals in local communities.
Details regarding a memorial service will be shared with the University community as additional information becomes available.