Paul L. Caron

Friday, February 1, 2019

Pepperdine Hosts Festschrift Honoring Bob Cochran

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Today is a special day at Pepperdine as we celebrate the life and work of our dear friend and colleague, Bob Cochran. These law, religion, and ethics scholars will discuss the lasting impact of Bob's scholarship (program):

  • Roger Alford (Notre Dame)
  • Barbara Armacost (Virginia)
  • William Brewbaker (Alabama)
  • Zachary Calo (Hamad Bin Khalifa University)
  • Angela Carmella (Seton Hall)
  • David Caudill (Villanova)
  • Nathan Chapman (Georgia)
  • Ken Elzinga (Virginia)
  • Richard Garnett (Notre Dame)
  • David Han (Pepperdine)
  • Michael McConnell (Stanford)
  • David Skeel (Pennsylvania)
  • Amy Uelmen (Georgetown)
  • David VanDrunen (Westminster Seminary)

I was honored to write the following in today's program:

Pepperdine Law is delighted to host this Festschrift in honor of our beloved colleague, Bob Cochran. Bob embodies everything we hold dear at Pepperdine: a faith-fueled dedication to the well-being and success of our students — personally, professionally, and spiritually; a career-long commitment to ambitious and impactful scholarship, intertwining faith and law in the beautiful mosaic of his work; and a life-long devotion to faith and service. Generations of students have affectionately referred to Bob as "coach." In truth, Bob acts as "coach" for all of us at Pepperdine Law —-- students, staff, faculty, and deans alike. We are all better scholars, teachers, students, workers, servants, and people because of his presence among us.

Special thanks to Derek Muller and Jenna DeWalt for putting together such an amazing day.

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