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Pepperdine Caruso Law Congratulates Tanner Hendershot

Pepperdine Caruso Law is proud to congratulate its recent bell-ringer in recognition of post-graduate employment success, Tanner Hendershot! Tanner was joined in the festivities by Dean Paul Caron, Professor Stephanie Williams, Professor Steven Schultz, Professor Richard Cupp, Dean Shannon Phillips, Assistant Dean Laine Kontos, directors and members of the Career Development, Deans' Suite, and Administrative Offices, many of Tanner's law school classmates, and Tanner's wife, Delaney. Prior to ringing the bell, Tanner commented how meaningful it was, and how honored he felt, to have his law school friends and his wife join him for the celebration. 

To acquire his post-graduate position, Tanner interviewed with Reed Smith LLP through the Career Development Office's On-Campus Interview program at the beginning of his 2L spring semester for a summer associate position in the firm's Los Angeles office. He received and accepted a summer associate offer with Reed Smith for his 2L summer, and then accepted an offer to return to Reed Smith upon graduation as a junior associate.  

For his undergraduate studies, Tanner majored in political science, with a minor in communication studies, at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.  After completing his undergraduate studies, Tanner worked for three years, both in non-profit development work as well as for a plaintiff's personal injury firm, before enrolling at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law.  

In law school, Tanner deeply enjoyed serving as a teaching assistant for Professor Stephanie Williams's first-year Legal Research and Writing course for two years, as well as working as a research assistant for Professor Richard Cupp during his 1L summer and 2L year.  During his 2L fall semester, Tanner served as a federal judicial extern for the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. During his second and third year of law school, Tanner was humbled to participate as a clinic student in Pepperdine's Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic, co-representing a former inmate in a civil rights appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  During his 3L year, Tanner also served as a Note and Comment Editor on Pepperdine Law Review's Editorial Board, and was fortunate to have his student article published in Pepperdine Law Review Volume 49. 

First and foremost, Tanner would like to thank his wife, Delaney, for her steadfast love, support, and encouragement in both his decision to go to law school and throughout his law school journey. Tanner would also like to thank several of his law school professors, Professor Stephanie Williams, Professor Richard Cupp, and Professor Steven Schultz, for their support and investment in him both as a student and as a person.  Tanner is deeply appreciative of his friendships developed throughout his time in law school, who have made this difficult journey much more enjoyable, as well as his family and friends outside of law school for their continued prayers and support. 

Congratulations to Tanner!

Tanner Hendershot group photo