Monday, January 9, 2012
I am thrilled to be spending the spring semester at Pepperdine University School of Law for my third stint as the D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law. My wife and I are looking forward to getting to know the new Dean, Deanell Reece Tacha, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and former Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Kansas, as well as reconnecting with our many friends at this special law school. Pepperdine has a wonderfully distinctive mission in American legal education, particularly the integration of the Christian faith in all aspects of life at the school. I have fallen in love with Southern California during my eight summers teaching at the University of San Diego School of Law, and we are looking forward to the warm sunshine of spectacularly beautiful Malibu, California.