Monthly Archives: April 2015

Day Four of Spring Final Exams

Seven upper-division finals today:

  • Administrative Law with Professor Ogden
  • Securities Regulations with Professor Bost
  • Speech Torts with Professor Han
  • Arbitration Law with Professor Helfand
  • Environmental Law with Professor Allen
  • Federal Income Tax with Professor Caron
  • International Business Transactions with Professor Chen

Day Three of Spring Final Exams

Five upper-division finals today:

  • Entertainment Law Seminar (Music Industry) with Professor M. Goodman
  • Workers Compensation with Professor Herschbein
  • Police Practices with Professor Lurie
  • Wills and Trusts with Professor Wendel
  • Wills and Trusts with Professor Popovich

Day Two of Spring Final Exams

The big news of the day is the first final exam of the semester for our 1L class.  The 1Ls will sit for their Criminal Law exam with Professors Caldwell, Chase, and Johnson this afternoon.

There are three upper-division finals on tap this morning:

  • Antitrust with Professor Boliek
  • Family Law with Professor Miller
  • Real Estate Finance with Professor Nelson

Day One of Spring Final Exams!

Several upper-division finals scheduled for today:

  • Licensing with Professor Gumer
  • International Litigation with Professor Childress
  • Remedies with Professor Cupp
  • Business Planning with Professor Bost
  • Federal Courts with Professor Pushaw
  • Federal Estate & Gift Taxation with Professor Popovich

A Break From The Blog

Today ends the last full week of classes for the spring semester.  Next week, classes will end on Wednesday, followed by the intense preparation period for final exams.

I will attend two back-to-back conferences next week, so I will return in time to begin our two weeks of finals.

The blog will take a break next week as I travel, but it will return on Monday, April 17, and track our exam period.

School of Law Dinner

Here are several pictures from an excellent School of Law Dinner last Saturday:

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Brand New Video (Parris Institute)

The Parris Institute for Professional Formation unveiled a brand new video at the School of Law Dinner last Saturday evening.  It features Pepperdine students and is fantastic.  Check it out on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Interclub Council Meeting Today

As the year comes toward a close, leadership of student-led organizations changes hands.  Today, at lunch, there will be an Interclub Council meeting of all outgoing and incoming leaders.

We have such a rich offering of student leadership organizations (and opportunities).  Consider this impressive list:

Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL)
American Bar Association (Law Student Division)
American Constitution Society
Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
Armenian Law Students
Alexander Hamilton Society
Black Law Student Association
Christian Legal Society
Criminal Law Society
Dispute Resolution Law Journal
Dispute Resolution Society
DRPC Networking Society
Environmental Law Society
Federalist Society
Honor Board
Interfaith Student Council
International Justice Mission
International Law Society
J. Reuben Clark Society
Jewish Law Student’s Association
Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law
Law Students – Catalyst for Youth
LGBT Legal Society
Moot Court Board
National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary
Pepperdine Law Review
Phi Alpha Delta
Phi Delta Phi
Sports and Entertainment Law Society
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
Student Bar Association
Student Mentor Program
Veterans Legal Society
Video Game Law Society
Women’s Legal Association

Gelato Truck Today!

Today, the Student Bar Association is bringing the Palazzolo Artisan Gelato truck on campus and providing the law school student body with free gelato!

Dalsimer Final Round

The Vincent S. Dalsimer Moot Court Competition is the annual team appellate advocacy intraschool competition at Pepperdine Law.  Two-person teams submit an appellate brief, followed by oral argument rounds.  Students receive one unit of credit for participation, and the finalists have the opportunity to argue the final round before a distinguished panel of judges.  The winning team, as well as Brief and Individual Advocacy awards, are announced at the Law School Dinner.  Prize money donated by alumni is also awarded.

I am pleased to share that the final round has been set: a team of 3Ls, Scott Sasser and Matt Sessions, will compete against a team of 2Ls, Alex Farzan and Tim O’Hair.  The final round will be held this afternoon in front of a large crowd of prospective students in Caruso Auditorium.

Congratulations (and good luck) to our finalists!!!