Pepperdine Caruso Law Congratulates Thurgood Wynn
Pepperdine Caruso Law is proud to congratulate its newest bell-ringer in celebration of post-graduate employment success, Thurgood Wynn! Thurgood was joined in the festivities by Dean Paul Caron and Courtney Caron, Dean Shannon Phillips, Associate Dean Chalak Richards, Assistant Dean Laine Kontos, Professor Rob Anderson, members of the Career Development Office, Administration Offices, and Deans' Suite, and many of Thurgood's friends and classmates. Prior to ring the bell, Thurgood thanked his law school friends and Caruso Law faculty, deans, adminstrators, and alumni for being integral parts in making success happen.
After graduation, Thurgood will be participating in a post-bar clerkship with the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office as a Legal Research Assistant. He will work under the supervision of Deputy District Attorneys doing legal research, assisting in court, and handling assignments in the misdemeanor arraignment court. He will also be assigned to the misdemeanor law and motion calendar, where he will conduct evidentiary hearings, and to the Felony Bureau, where he will conduct preliminary hearings. Upon admission to the California Bar, he will begin conducting misdemeanor jury trials.
Thurgood grew up in the greater D.C./Maryland area and went to high school at Georgetown Preparatory School. He attended the United States Naval Academy, where, in addition to rigorous academic studies and military training, he lettered each year as a member of the varsity men's basketball team. Thurgood completed his bachelor's degree in economics and was commissioned as an Information Warfare Officer in the United States Navy. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant, earning multiple Navy and Marine Corps achievement medals before transitioning to law school.
While at Caruso Law, Thurgood spent his 1L summer and 2L fall semester as a law clerk in the Crimes Against Peace Officer's Division within the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. In the spring semester of his 2L year, he served as a certified law clerk within their Preliminary Hearing Unit. His 2L summer he spent as a judicial extern with the Honorable Hayden A. Zacky of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. Thurgood spent the fall semester of his 3L year at the Central District of California's United States Attorney's Office within their criminal division. Thurgood also participated in the Student Bar Association where he was the Diversity Chair, founded the Multicultural Law Coalition student organization, was a student mentor, helped draft two published law articles as a research assistant to Professor Harry Caldwell, and currently is on the trial advocacy team and trial advocacy board where he serves as the Cross-Examination Chair.
Thurgood is thankful for his family, friends, professors, mentors, the Career Development Office, and the Caruso Law community for their encouragement, guidance, and support.
Congratulations to Thurgood!