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January 2014 In this issue Pepperdine Law wishes everyone a happy new year.

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New Video: The Accelerated JD Program. Recently, Pepperdine University School of Law began offering an accelerated, two-year Juris Doctor degree option that is paired with the opportunity to simultaneously earn a certificate from the number one ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. See an overview of the program. Watch the video.

Juvenile Justice and Tax Practicums Added to Clinical Education Program for Spring 2014
Pepperdine University School of Law is pleased to announce two new practicum offerings in the Clinical Education program for Spring 2014. More.

Professor Greg McNeal Talks Drones on MSNBC
Professor Greg McNeal appeared on MSNBC to discuss the FAA's selection of civilian drone testing sites in nine states. The six-minute interview can be watched online. More.

Professor Rick Cupp Debates Steven Wise Regarding Personhood for Chimpanzees

Last month, a widely publicized set of lawsuits filed in New York sought limited legal personhood as a basis for removing chimpanzees from research labs. In this video debate, Pepperdine Law professor Rick Cupp discussed the cases with Steven Wise, the prominent animal rights writer and former Harvard adjunct professor/attorney who filed the lawsuits. More.

DUI: What You Need to Know
January 30, 2014
Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan - Encino, CA
Don't miss this valuable opportunity to get an hour of substance abuse MCLE credit. This class will explore the Vehicle Code sections that focus on driving under the influence and discuss the prosecution and defense perspectives of DUI. Please visit the website for additional information and to register.

Love and Law
February 7-8, 2014
School of Law - Malibu, CA

Philosopher Jeffrie Murphy's question, "What would law be like if we organized it around the value of Christian love?" This question and others will be addressed by lecturers at the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion and Ethics' annual conference. Visit the website for additional information and to register.

41st Annual School of Law Dinner
March 8, 2014
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Los Angeles, CA

Join Dean Deanell Tacha and the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States at the School of Law's forty-first annual dinner. Please visit the website or email the alumni office for additional information.

Career & Professional Development
JD Connect
offers a space for employers, law school students and alumni to post and access job opportunities. Visit Symplicity to see how the Career Development Office can help fill one of your employer's open positions or assist you with your professional pursuits, or email the office for immediate assistance.

Coming in Waves! Join Pepperdine alumni around the country at a variety of exciting activities!

- January 25: 4th Annual COASTAL 5K/10K

- January 31:
C4C Old Vegas Casino Night

- February 6:
Las Vegas Waves: Evening Social Hour

- February 15:
Portland Waves: Rose City Reception

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