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November Spotlight: Diwali

For Hindus around the world, and especially in India, Diwali is one of the biggest and most important festivals of the year.

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October Spotlight: Filipino American History Month

Filipino-Americans are the second largest Asian American group in the United States. Kyra Catanghal, a current second-year student, recalls growing up Filipino-American.

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September Spotlight: Jewish High Holidays

We are honored to join our Jewish community members in celebrating the High Holy Days. Pepperdine Caruso Law alumnus Jacob Glucksman (JD '05) offers a reflection.

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Alumni Spotlight: David Moreshead (JD '15) and Spencer Post (JD '20)

Pepperdine OUTLaw continues to create a supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students with a presence that has grown from its origins in 2012.

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May Spotlight: Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Congress designated May as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in 1990 as a time to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the country. Chris Ng (JD '01) is the first Asian American and minority managing partner at his firm, Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet and Wittbrodt, LLP.

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April Spotlight: Ramadan

For Muslims, Ramadan is a holy time of fasting and consecration. It is the ninth month in the lunar calendar, and a time when Muslims focus on personal growth and reflection.

Pepperdine alumna Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell

March Spotlight: Women's History Month

Congress designated March to be Women’s History Month in 1987, a designation which has been followed by official Presidential Proclamation every year since. This month, we are proud to recognize an amazing alumna who exemplified all the good that women bring to the law, the Honorable Beverly Reid O’Connell (JD ‘90).

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February Spotlight: Black History Month

Black History Month was first officially recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976, when he encouraged the country to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

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Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day comes at a time when our country requires the same courage of heart and fortitude of spirit as it did in 1963.