Message from Dean Deanell Reece Tacha: One of my goals as dean of the Pepperdine School of Law has been to address the questions and concerns being raised about the current climate of legal education. Among those concerns is the financial burden that, for many, accompanies enrollment in law school. The fact is, applications to law schools nationwide and at Pepperdine are down significantly. Student debt load is at an all-time high. At least in the short-term, the legal employment market is providing fewer employment opportunities for graduating law students than at any time in the recent past. In this piece Paul Caron, D&L Straus Distinguished Professor of Law, provides his perspective on these issues and more.
Four prominent figures in law and legal education returned to the School of Law for the Spring 2012 semester: Paul L. Caron, Laurie L. Levenson, Roger Cossack, and Gary Haugen.
Each year Pepperdine Law welcomes distinguished visiting faculty, lawyers, and judges into its classrooms to inform, inspire, and enhance the educational experience for students.
Caron, Cossack, and McCarden Teach at the School of Law
The School of Law welcomed three visiting professors during the spring semester.
Symposium Explores the Most Maligned Decisions in Supreme Court History
This Pepperdine Law Review symposium brought together some of the nation’s top legal scholars to discuss the most widely criticized decisions in Supreme Court history.
Teaches Human Rights Seminar Course
Gary Haugen, the founder, president, and CEO of human rights agency International Justice Mission (IJM), joined the School of Law faculty April 18-22 to teach a seminar titled “Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Developing World.”