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Pepperdine Law Review, Volume XLIX, Publishes Issue 1

The Pepperdine Law Review, Volume XLIX, has published its first issue. Issue 1 features lead articles arguing that work refusal laws are out of date in today’s workplace, suggesting a better approach to using criminal convictions to impeach character for truthfulness, and proposing a solution to restore integrity to presidential impeachment trials.

Issue 1 also includes comments written by third-year law students Sarah Devaney and Joseph Castro. Devaney’s comment, Justice for All? Impeding the Villainization of Human Trafficking Victims via the Expansion of Vacatur Laws, analyzes the injustices of the current system and proposes a national vacatur law. Reflecting on her experience writing this comment, Devaney said that she is “happy to contribute, in a small way, to the advancement of justice for Human Trafficking Victims.”

Joseph Castro’s comment, Not White Enough, Not Black Enough: Reimagining Affirmative Action Jurisprudence in Law School Admissions Through a Filipino-American Paradigm, analyzes the current state of affirmative action jurisprudence and proposes a novel, race-neutral approach. Castro’s comment won the 2021 Sorensen Award for the best comment or note written by a member of the Pepperdine Law Review.

Both Devaney and Castro are grateful for the support they received from members of the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law community throughout the publication process. Devaney would like to thank Professors Tanya Cooper and Kristine Knaplund for their guidance. Castro is particularly grateful to his colleagues on the Law Review for providing both thoughtful editing and a collegial environment throughout the year.

Issue 1 is available at Pepperdine Law Review

The 49th Annual Pepperdine Law Review Symposium, "A Faster Way Home - Removing Barriers to Increase America's Housing Supply," will be held on Friday, March 18.  For more details and to register, please visit Pepperdine Law Review Symposium.