In case you didn’t know, I rented an SUV to drive during our time in Uganda rather than hire a driver, which is what most families do, but where is the adventure in that? I have been driving for a solid two days and pretty much have it down. I have successfully driven us from our hotel to the orphanage and back every day without so much as one wrong turn.
The story made the evening news that day. Eighteen-year-old Marvin Laguan had been shot more than six times while talking to his girlfriend in the 400 block of North Mar Vista Avenue in Pasadena, California. He died almost instantly.
The Dean’s Suite at the School of Law welcomed four new faces this summer. Richard Cupp (’83) stepped in as vice dean; Al Sturgeon (JD ’11) took on the role of assistant dean for student life and director of academic success; Carlton Oliver became the director of student life and student outreach; and Robert Pushaw began his tenure as associate dean for research.
Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and distinguished counsel members of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution celebrated the program’s 25th anniversary with a social gathering on June 22 at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica, California.
Nicolas Kublicki (JD ’92) and Bob Goff recently celebrated the successes of their spring book publications. Both adjunct faculty members at the School of Law, Kublicki and Goff have received rave reviews for their work.
The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion to rename City Hall East for the Honorable James Hahn (’72, JD ’75). The unanimous vote, which took place in February, has since been followed by privately driven fundraising efforts to pay for the renaming.
Graduation day 1997 at Pepperdine School of Law. The moment of truth. The culmination of three years of hard work. For Laure Sudreau-Rippe (JD ’97), it was just the beginning. The ceremony served as a stepping-stone to the obstacles that lie ahead.
In a small storefront in Santa Ana, California, in the fall of 1970 emerged the newly established Pepperdine School of Law. Just as the school earned provisional accreditation from the State Bar of California, 34 full-time students walked through the doors, and a new era in Pepperdine history began.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the late 1990s, Ashley Messenger (JD ’94) was engaged in a phone conversation about the city’s homeless population and agreed with her counterpart that the police could be unnecessarily aggressive.