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Professor Jim Gash
November 2013 In this issue Pepperdine Law reflects on the history of women in Hollywood and prepares to discuss tax reform in the new year.

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Professor Jim Gash Honored by State Bar of California as International Lawyer of the Year. At the State Bar of California's Annual Meeting on October 12, 2013, the International Law Section honored Professor James A. Gash as the 2013 Warren G. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year. More.

Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System
November 15-16, 2013
School of Law - Malibu, CA

Women have played important roles in the entertainment industry from its earliest days. Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System will address the issues facing women individually and collectively in the entertainment industry. Online registration is available on the Women in Hollywood website.

California Bar Admissions Ceremony
December 6, 2013
School of Law - Malibu, CA

This occasion offers Pepperdine School of Law alumni who have passed the California Bar Exam the opportunity to be sworn into the State and Central District Courts in front of their family and friends. Visit the website for additional information and to register.

Pepperdine Law Review and Tax Analysts present: "Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis"
January 17, 2014
School of Law - Malibu, CA

Although the president and Congress claim that tax reform is a priority for the coming year, the path forward is uncertain given partisan gridlock in Washington D.C., and an unusually large number of domestic and international crises. The symposium will include panel discussions on "Individual/Estate and Gift Tax Reform and Business/International Tax Reform," as well as on "Institutional Perspectives on Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis." Visit the website for additional information and to register.

Career & Professional Development:

JD Connect: Formerly Symplicity

The Career Development Office is here to assist you with your job search. Visit the CDO website or call our office at (310) 506-4634 to learn more about our services. 

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

Las Vegas Alumni & Friends Reception
November 13, 2013
 Aria - Las Vegas, NV

 Law alumnus Mark J. Bourassa (JD '02) hosts an annual reception for fellow Las Vegas attorneys and judges. This year's event is at the Sage Restaurant
in the Aria Las Vegas. Dean Deanell Reece Tacha
and Professor Nancy McGinnis will be Mark's special guests and all Pepperdine alumni are invited to attend. 

For details and to RSVP, email

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