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Professor Gregory McNeal
October 2013 In this issue Pepperdine Law congratulates Professor Greg McNeal, discusses doping and the culture of sport at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, looks at big data as big brother at the William French Smith Memorial Lecture, and reflects on the history of women in Hollywood.

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Greg McNeal Wins Article of the Year Award
. Greg McNeal, associate professor of law, has received the 2013 Article of the Year award from the American National Section of the International Association of Penal Law for his article "Targeted Killing and Accountability." More.

Doping and the Culture of Sport: Law, Science, Money, and Ethics
October 22, 2013
School of Law - Malibu, CA

Hosted by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, sponsored by the Global Sports Development Foundation, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, and in collaboration with Professor Arne Ljungqvist of the Anti-Doping Foundation at the University of Stockholm. Visit the website for additional information and to register.

Seventh Annual William French Smith Memorial Lecture
November 1, 2013
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library - Simi Valley, CA

This year's lecture features the Honorable Michael Chertoff, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009. The School of Law is honored to host this special event at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, which will unveil its newest exhibition entitled, "Spy: The Secret World of Espionage" on October 24. Visit the website for additional information and to register.

Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System

November 15-16, 2013
School of Law - Malibu, CA

Co-sponsored by the Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Pepperdine University's Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture. Women have played important roles in the entertainment industry from its earliest days. This special event will celebrate the successes as well as discuss the special issues and challenges that women still face both individually and collectively in the entertainment industry. This event has been approved for 12 hours of MCLE credit. Visit the website for additional information and to register.

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.

Career & Professional Development:

JD Connect: Formerly Symplicity

Classes of 2012 and 2013! Are you interested in a great position in the federal government? The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, a prestigious, two-year paid fellowship with the federal government, is accepting applications from October 1 to October 15. Last year, Pepperdine Law was proud to have two recent graduates as PMF finalists. See the website for more information or contact Miriam Benor in the Career Development Office.

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


Dean Deanell Tacha and Professor Nancy McGinnis are coming to Las Vegas.

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