Pepperdine Caruso Law Congratulates Alina Ahmed
Pepperdine Caruso Law is pleased to congratulate its recent bell-ringer in recognition of post-graduate employment success, Alina Ahmed! Joining Alina in the joyous celebration were Dean Paul Caron, Associate Dean Chalak Richards, Career Deveopment Office Assitant Dean Laine Kontos, Senior Associate Director Alexis Joyce, and Associate Director Ann Chang, members of the Administrative Offices and Deans' Suite, and Alina's parents and law school classmates. Prior to ringing the bell, Alina thanked her parents, her boyfriend, the Caruso Law administration, particularly Dean Kontos, and all of her friends. Alina shared that she had a wonderful time, created many special relationships, and felt very included in all three years she spent at Caruso Law.
Following graduation, Alina will be an associate at Hanger, Steinberg, Shapiro, & Ash ALC, a civil litigation defense firm in Woodland Hills, California. Alina learned about the position through the Career Development Office’s Spring On-Campus Interview program during her 1L year. She interviewed with the firm and accepted a position as a summer associate there, although she did not begin until her 2L summer as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a summer associate, Alina worked with attorneys in helping prepare for trials. She enjoyed seeing cases with a wide variety of issues, such as landlord/tenant disputes, wrongful death cases, and cases involving premises liability.
Alina is from West Hills, California, and attended UCLA for her undergraduate degree. At UCLA she studied political science with a concentration in American politics. She was also member of the club soccer and tennis team, and studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark where she took pre-law classes and confirmed she wanted to go to law school.
At Caruso Law, Alina's greatest honor and accomplishment has been getting to serve the student body as an SBA representative for 3 years and serving as SBA President this year. She has also had the wonderful opportunity of participating on the Interscholastic Moot Court Team and Trial Team throughout her time at Caruso Law, which have been fantastic experiences for her and have prepared her to go out into the legal field.
Alina would like to thank her parents and sister for always guiding her and supporting her through this journey. She would also like to thank her boyfriend, her friends throughout her life, and her professors at Caruso Law - she is forever grateful for their teaching. Alina also thanks her mentors at Hanger, Steinberg, Shapiro, & Ash, Jody Steinberg and Nicholas Walls.
Congratulations to Alina!