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Christian Legal Society Hosts Bob Goff and Includes Students from 30 Other Law Schools

On March 3rd, the Pepperdine Caruso Law chapter of the Christian Legal Society (CLS) hosted a unique Wednesday-night Bible study that featured guest speaker and best-selling author Bob Goff. Reed Bartley, President of CLS at Caruso Law, partnered with Karisa You, a student at USC Gould School of Law, to organize the event. Due to the collaboration, about 250 people, including students from 30 different law schools, participated in the webinar.

Goff used the opportunity to offer encouragement and to answer students' questions. He began by urging students to "finish their work," referencing Jesus' prayer recorded at John 17:4. Goff reminded the group that we glorify God when we complete the work that God has given us to do. With his hallmark effervescence, Bob described the Jesus-way of working, warning against comparing ourselves to others and staying shallow in friendships. He prayed over the group and then addressed student-submitted questions that included concerns as fundamental as, how do you know if a career path is a "calling" from God?

The virtual format facilitated Christ-centered community across an unprecedented number of schools for the special event. The Pepperdine Caruso Law chapter of the Christian Legal Society uses the virtual format every Wednesday evening to get together for worship and biblical encouragement. CLS at Caruso Law invites you to visit. All are welcome to attend and can contact Reed Bartley for details at reed.bartley@pepperdine.edu.

-- Contributed by Jessica Gerber

About Bob Goff:

Bob Goff is a sought-after speaker for conferences, churches, and universities, inspiring current and future influencers. He is a New York Times best-selling author of Love Does and Everybody Always, and the founder of Love Does (formerly Restore International), a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Nepal, Somalia, and Uganda, where he serves as the honorary consul to the United States.

Love Does has worked with Uganda's judiciary system in bringing over 200 cases to trial, as well as pursuing justice, intervention, and education for at-risk women and children. Restore Leadership Academy in northern Uganda educates more than 300 students with a focus on character and leadership development.