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Pepperdine Caruso Law to Host Diversity Week 2023 | September 11-16

Pepperdine Caruso Law will celebrate it’s sixth annual Diversity Week with events happening on September 11-16, 2023. Events are open to all! We invite our community to celebrate and unite all of our diverse and unique students, faculty, and staff at Caruso Law. 

Schedule of events for Diversity Week 2023:

Monday 9/11 | 12:30-1:30 PM

Global Village Day | Atrium

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 in the Atrium for the community to share traditional foods, garments, books, pictures, and facts about your culture.

Reserve a table at Global Village Day

Tuesday 9/12 | 12:30-1:30 PM

Global Belonging Through The Olympics | Classroom D

The focus of this day is the impact of diversity and belonging on the global community, with Hugh Dugan discussing the original purpose of the Olympics as bringing countries and cultures together and the efforts to bring back unity through the Olympics again. In partnership with Professor Colleen Graffy and the International Law Society.

Hugh Dugan served in the U.S. Foreign service as U.S. Delegate and Senior Advisor to eleven U.S. Ambassadors to the United Nations for a period of 26 years. He served as Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs and was appointed to be a member of the U.S. National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Organization Affairs in 2020.

The Truce Foundation is a non-profit organization promoting Olympic Truce, an ancient tradition with a goal of peace, friendship, and understanding through sport. "The Truce Foundation of the USA seeks to enlighten and uplift the world's youth through sport and culture, by promoting greater worldwide awareness of ideals inspired by the Olympic Truce, and supporting and cooperating with local, national and international organizations with a shared higher intent and focus." The International Olympic Committee recognized Mr. Dugan's key role in reviving the ancient Olympic Truce for our times.  

Zoom Link: https://pepperdine.zoom.us/j/88628407320

Wednesday 9/13 | 12:30-1:30 PM

Open Conversation | Classroom G

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

No RSVP required. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday 9/14 | 12:30-1:30 PM

Israeli Democracy & Religious Diversity | Classroom D

Israel is currently embroiled in conflict over whether and how to reform its judicial system. Every week, hundreds of thousands of Israelis protest the new government’s attempts to change the delicate balance between the Supreme Court and the Israeli Knesset. The press all over the world continues to report on every development, which is no surprise. At the center of the debate stands one of the age-old and universal questions of liberal democracy: how should a religiously diverse society best build political institutions that represent both religious and secular interests?

​​​​​​​Come hear Professor Netta Barak-Corren, in conversation with Professor Michael Helfand, explain what’s at stake in this generational conflict. Professor Barak-Corren, one of the world's experts on Israeli constitutional law, has been an advisor to Israeli President Herzog as they try to find a middle ground in this debate as well as part of a small group currently calling for a constitutional convention in Israel. Her experiences with Israel's judicial reforms will provide keen insights—both theoretical and practical--on where this controversy may be headed and what it tells us about how a young democratic country navigates conflict over its most central political institutions.

Netta Barak-Corren is a Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of Hebrew University’s Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality. This past year she was the David R. Greenbaum and Laureine Knight Greenbaum Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Chicago Law School and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law as well as a Visiting Fellow at Edmund & Lily Safra Center for Ethics in Harvard. She is also a Fellow at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law’s Nootbaar Institute for Law, Religion and Ethics. This year she is a Law, Ethics, and Public Policy Fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values. 

Zoom Link: https://pepperdine.zoom.us/j/85195145156

Friday 9/15 | 1:00-2:30 PM

CalLaw Constitution Day | SR-3 & Online

CalLaw presents Constitution Day. For more information, please see CalLaw Pathways

Please register for virtual attendance at 2023 Constitution Day Zoom, or in-person attendance at 2023 Constitution Day In-Person RSVP

Saturday 9/16 | 8:00-4:00 PM

For People of Color Admissions Conference | Classroom C/D

Pepperdine Caruso Law is excited to host the For People of Color, Inc. Law School Admissions Conference, Saturday, September 16, 2023. 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 register for the event at For People of Color Admissions Conference

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