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A New Wave: Pepperdine Caruso Law Welcomes the Class of 2024

On August 9, 2021, after 886 days of physical separation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pepperdine Caruso Law community was delighted to welcome the Class of 2024 for Launch Week.

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Pepperdine Caruso Law Mourns the Loss of Adjunct Professor Dennis Franks

Pepperdine Caruso Law adjunct professor Dennis Franks lost his life on November 30 due to a tragic accident in which an ancient and protected tree fell on his home in Encino, California.

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Professor Michael Helfand Quoted in "Can Former Scientologists Take the Church to Court?" -- Los Angeles Times

Professor Michael A. Helfand is quoted in the Los Angeles Times article, "Can Former Scientologists Take the Church to Court? Or Are Religious Tribunals the Only Recourse?"

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Pepperdine Caruso Law Mourns the Loss of Alumna Lisa Russell (JD '20)

Lisa Russell, a 2020 graduate of the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, passed away on November 21, 2022, after a long battle with recurrent breast cancer. She was 39 years old.

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Caruso Law Clinic and Externship Programs Continue to Grow in the Pandemic Age

Despite the challenges imposed on experiential learning by the COVID-19 pandemic, Caruso Law faculty, students, and clients have embraced the flexibility offered by technology in order to continue the pursuit of education, professional formation, and access to justice.

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Adjunct Professor Deanna Newton (JD '17) Hosts Panel on Tax Careers

Pepperdine Caruso Law adjunct professor and alumna Deanna Newton (JD '17) hosted a panel on tax careers in her Federal Income Taxation class.

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Professor Richard Cupp Quoted in "The Elephant Who Could Be a Person" -- The Atlantic

Professor Richard L. Cupp is quoted in an Atlantic article addressing an animal rights case currently before the New York Court of Appeals.

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Professor Michael Helfand Interviewed on Jewish Life and Law at the Supreme Court -- The Tikvah Podcast

Professor Michael A. Helfand is interviewed on the Tikvah Podcast regarding the Supreme Court case Carson v. Makin and the amicus brief he filed for the case.

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Pepperdine Caruso Law Congratulates Elissa Crowder

Pepperdine Caruso Law is pleased to congratulate its most recent bell-ringer in celebration of post-graduate employment success, Elissa Crowder!

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Pepperdine Caruso Law Trial Advocacy Team Reaches Elite 8 of All Star National Bracket Challenge

The Pepperdine Caruso Law Trial Advocacy Team of Rebecca Voth, Thurgood Wynn, Karl Kleppe, Westin Whitener, and MacKenzie Savage finished the fall competition season by placing in the Elite 8 of the All Star National Bracket Challenge.