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Pepperdine Caruso Law to Host Diversity Week 2022 | October 10-14

Diversity Week returns for its fifth year at Pepperdine Caruso Law, with events happening daily from October 10-14, 2022. Events are open to all and are organized by the Caruso Law Diversity Council, which includes representatives from faculty, staff, and students. On Global Village Day, different national, ethnic, and regional cultures are on display as participants share traditional foods, garments, books, pictures, and facts at tables set up on the terrace. Panel discussions and guest speakers are featured throughout the week. 

Schedule of events for Diversity Week 2022:

Monday 10/10 | 12:40-4:30 PM | Film 5:30 PM

3+3 Signing and Film Screening | Caruso Auditorium

The Caruso Law Office of Diversity and Belonging is pleased to announce a new accelerated degree agreement (3+3) with Tuskegee University, one of the 104 accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States. This 3+3 allows for Tuskegee students to attend the first year of law school at  Caruso Law while satisfying their last year of their bachelors’ degree.  Please join us for an official signing ceremony, followed by a conversation between Pepperdine provost Jay Brewster and Tuskegee Dr. Faye Hall Jackson (assistant provost for Faculty Affairs and Development). Lunch will be served.

For more information and to RSVP please go to 3+3 Signing

“A Crime on the Bayou” Film Screening | Caruso Auditorium

We invite you to join us for a screening of the film “A Crime on the Bayou.” This documentary tells the story of how a Black teenager named Gary Duncan, after being arrested for touching a white boy’s arm, challenged the systemic racism of Louisiana and took his fight for justice all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. After the screening there will be a Q&A session with Lolis Elie, a son of a lawyer involved in the events in the film. Dinner will be served. 

This event is presented by the Caruso School of Law Office of Diversity and Belonging, with the support of the Graziadio Business School, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the School of Public Policy, and the Seaver College Office of Intercultural Affairs.

Please RSVP at A Crime on the Bayou

Tuesday 10/11 | 12:40-1:30 PM

Global Village Day | Back Patio

Global Village Day recognizes the national, ethnic, and regional cultures represented at the law school through food, music, and fashion. If you want to participate, please reserve a table on the Terrace for the community to share traditional foods, garments, books, pictures, and facts about your culture.

Please reserve a table at Global Village Day

Wednesday 10/12 | 12:40-1:30 PM

Open Conversation | Classroom G

Open Conversation, encouraging nuanced dialogue around critically important social topics.

No RSVP required. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday 10/13 | 12:40-1:30 PM

Interfaith Religious Diversity Panel | Classroom D

The Interfaith Student Council will host a religious diversity panel that will focus on encouraging a deeper understanding of the religious diversity in our community. 

Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP at Interfaith Religious Diversity Panel

Saturday 10/15 | 8:00-4:00 PM

For People of Color Admissions Conference | Classroom D

Pepperdine Caruso Law is excited to host the For People of Color, Inc. Law School Admissions Conference. This free, in-person event will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the law school application process. Current law students, faculty, and attorneys will share their pathways to law school and answer your questions.

Please complete the form to register for this event at For People of Color, Inc.

Should you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Admissions & Student Information at 310.506.4631 or lawadmis@pepperdine.edu.