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.
Melissa Thornsberry (JD ’10) knew she wasn’t going to take the traditional route of a new law school graduate when she accepted a position as an acquisitions management specialist with the Space Life Range and Network Systems Division at the Los Angeles Air Force Base (LAAFB).