Well, today is the big day.  We have zero finals this morning, but this afternoon there is a small upper-division final (California Family Law with Professor Petersil) — and one large remaining final for our first-year students, Introduction to Ethical Lawyering with Professors Bost, Cochran, and Gash.

As is tradition, sounds of whooping and hollering will be heard around the law school when the first-years emerge from their final “final” around 4pm this afternoon.  It is one of my favorite moments of the year, and I look forward to being there with congratulatory high-fives!

The term “1L” will no longer be applicable to anyone around here by the end of today.  Those currently carrying that moniker will soon learn that they can call themselves “rising 2Ls.”  So, by day’s end, we only have rising 2Ls, rising 3Ls, and graduates — and lots of relief and smiles!

It has been great fun chronicling this academic year.  I intend to keep posting throughout the summer with news and notes surrounding Pepperdine Law.


12 thoughts on “Final(ly)

  1. says:

    Thank you for your updates throughout the year. It help me feel in touch with what was happening. Barbara Flutie

  2. Rudy and Tracy Spano says:

    Dean Sturgeon,
    Thanks for the daily updates and reminders of how our sons and daughters are being challenged and, more often than not, succeeding. Look forward to staying in touch through your postings this summer and next year.
    proud parents of a “rising 2L.

  3. Roland says:

    I also thank you for all your efforts to keep us informed and easing our parental anxieties.

  4. Vivian Cid says:

    Congratulations to all and again thank you Al for keeping us in the loop all year long.

  5. Carolyn Stromberg says:

    Thank you so much for everything you have done to make this year so enjoyable! It was so nice to hear about all the wonderful things happening on a daily basis. We are definitely going to miss your emails next year! Sent from my iPhone

  6. Al Sturgeon says:

    Thank you all for your kind words. Considering I get to hang out with these fantastic students, the pleasure is all mine.

  7. Joyce and Ken Eastman says:

    A heartfelt thank you for the many levels of support you have generously given to both the Pepperdine community and Eastman family. What an amazing and blessed year. Have a safe and wonderful summer!

    Joyce and Ken

  8. Bob and Beth Walker says:

    I know one happy “rising 2L”. Thanks for all your efforts to keep us informed.
    Bob and Beth Walker

  9. I’m so proud of my daughter and her circle of study buddies! She’s now a rising 2L– I can’t believe how the time has flown by! Wow! God is good 🙂 thank you for your words of encouragement & support to our kiddos — it’s been quite insightful reading about the daily experiences from an “insider” so to speak. I honestly wouldnt have a clue! Have a blessed summer Dean Sturgeon, thank you for taking the time to keep us family members informed!

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