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.
Three key names in the legal field have joined the Pepperdine School of Law as visiting professors for the Fall 2012 semester.
Three Pepperdine Students Selected as Editors for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium Issue
Three Pepperdine law students were selected as members of the editorial board for the next symposium issue of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. Elizabeth Adams, Raija Churchill, and Sean O’Neill will each serve as editors.
The Harnish Law Library’s website was voted as the Best Library Faculty Service Site, as recognized by a Social Science Research Network (SSRN) article published in April. The article, Law Library Faculty Services Websites: Top Sites and Services Advertised, which will also appear in the Legal Reference Services Quarterly, referenced an empirical analysis and review of the 200 American Bar Association accredited law school library web pages that evaluated communication of library services with law school faculty.
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 Asylum and Refugee Law Clinic’s three most recent cases have both challenged and strengthened the program. Each case involves clients that fled their home country to escape death threats received after converting to the Christian faith.
As the summer sessions came to an end, four Pepperdine Law students shared their experiences as young legal scholars living and studying in a foreign country.
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.
Stephanie Bell didn’t have her heart set on becoming a practicing attorney when she graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in the spring of 1996.