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Students Return to Campus for In-Person Learning with Professor Ed Larson

On Friday, April 9, Professor Ed Larson and all nine students from his Constitutional Convention class made a triumphant, socially-distanced return to campus for in-person learning. Larson was eager to step away from Zoom and into the classroom for the first time since March 2020, and he described the experience as a delight and an honor.

At its convening, Pepperdine University President Jim Gash stopped by the class to greet students, answer questions, and engage in a spirited conversation with Professor Larson and students about the Constitution. President Gash was characteristically effusive about being in the company of students once again.

Third-year law student Zachary Carstens shared, "Returning to campus in person reminded me of all the things I love about Pepperdine. While we have made the most of this virtual year, there is just no substitute for being in the classroom. I am so excited for Pepperdine to begin the process of rebuilding community and culture as students arrive next year to start in-person classes again. I am so grateful to our administration and Professor Larson for making the effort to have an in-person class this spring!"

Caruso School of Law continues to implement plans to address COVID-19 for the spring 2021 semester in coordination with the Pepperdine Restoration Plan. Additional information will be shared by the school as it becomes available. You can also find Caruso Law specific updates here.

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