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Celebrating the Work of Robert F. Cochran, Jr.

Date: February 1, 2019

Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law
Malibu, California



Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law is hosting a festschrift to celebrate the work of Professor Robert F. Cochran, Jr. Members of the legal community will gather to discuss Professor Cochran's legacy and scholarly influence in the areas of law, religion, and ethics over his extraordinary career.


8:30 am   Check-in and Breakfast

9:15 am   Opening Remarks

9:30 am   Panel 1: Law and Religion

Angela Carmella, Michael McConnell, and David Skeel // Moderator: Ken Elzinga

10:45 am Coffee and Tea Break

11:00 am Panel 2: Law, Ethics, and Theology

Roger Alford, David Caudill, Amy Uelmen, and David VanDrunen // Moderator: David Han

12:15 pm Lunch

1:30 pm   Panel 3: Law, Religion, and Community

Barbara Armacost, William Brewbaker, Nathan Chapman, and Richard Garnett // Moderator: Zachary Calo

2:45 pm   Remarks from Bob Cochran

3:00 pm   Closing Remarks


Publications of Robert F. Cochran, Jr.


Other Conference Details

Parking: Please park in Lot F across from the law school. When you turn onto Baxter Drive the entrance to the lot will be on your right.

Conference Location: The conference will be held in classroom A at the school of law. Meals will be held in the atrium with seating available inside and on the patio.

Check-in: Upon arrival, come through the main entrance doors and down the staircase. You will see the check-in table just outside of the classroom where the conference will be held.