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Pepperdine Caruso Law Congratulates Jiaying Li

Pepperdine Caruso Law is delighted to congratulate its newest bell-ringer in recognition of post-graduate employment success, Jiaying Li! Jiaying was joined in the joyful celebration by Dean Paul Caron, Professor Steve Schultz, directors and members of the Career Development Office, Deans' Suite, and Admissions Offices, as well her law school friends. Prior to ringing the bell, Jiaying thanked everyone in attendance and remarked that the ceremony would be a beautiful memory for her.

Following her graduation, Jiaying will join Beach Law Group. She first connected with Beach Law Group through Caruso Law’s Spring Interview Program 2021 and started working there as a law clerk in May 2021. She split her 2L summer into an 8-week externship with Beach Law Group, and a 6-week judicial externship at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California as an extern to the Honorable Sandra R. Klein. After that, Jiaying continued to work part-time at Beach Law Group throughout her 3L year, and the firm offered her the position in March. 

Jiaying is an international student from China and speaks English as her second language. She grew up in a city called Chengdu and later moved to the United States in 2015 for college. Jiaying attended the University of Miami, Florida, where she double-majored in public relations and psychology, and earned a minor in advertising. She graduated magna cum laude in December 2018. 

At Caruso Law, Jiaying has had the honor of being a member of the moot court team. She represented Pepperdine Caruso Law in three national moot court competitions, advancing to the octo-finals once and the quarter-finals twice. She also served as vice president of the Dispute Resolution Society. 

Jiaying also feels grateful for the inspiring and educational experience at the Restoration and Justice Clinic led by Professor Tanya Cooper, and the Legal Aid Clinic led by Professor Brittany Stringfellow Otey. 

Jiaying wants to thank a lot of people in the Pepperdine community, especially Professor Steven Schultz and Professor Tanya Cooper who offered so much support and advice to help her navigate through the challenges and uncertainties of attending law school away from home during a pandemic. She wouldn’t have persevered without them. 

Congratulations to Jiaying!

Jiaying Li group photo