Monday, August 14, 2017
Welcome to the members of the Pepperdine Law School Class of 2020 who begin their legal education today in a week-long introduction to law school and professional formation, as well the over one hundred students pursuing joint, LL.M., and masters degrees and certificates, including our new LL.M. and certificate programs in Entertainment, Media, and Sports and our new online Masters of Legal Studies.
This is my first year as Dean, and I am thrilled that you have decided to join our very special law school community. You will learn and study on our spectacularly beautiful campus in Malibu with easy access to Los Angeles, one of the world's most vibrant cities for young professionals. You will experience the faculty and staff's faith-fueled commitment to you and to your success that manifests itself in various ways, large and small, in daily life here. My fervent wish is that you will love your time at Pepperdine as I have since joining the faculty in 2013, and that you will leave here with a deep sense of your professional and personal calling in law and in life.