2005 In Review
The School of Law
Law Faculty Release Several New Books
There were many impressive 2004-05 published works by several School of Law’s faculty authors. They included a book by Robert F. Cochran, Law and Intermediate Communities, The Case of Torts; and a law review article by Joel A. Nichols, Religious Liberty in the Thirteenth Colony: Church-State Relations in Colonial and Early National Georgia.
Advocacy Teams Victorious
Two School of Law appellate advocacy teams scored major wins in the spring at the Federal Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. Pepperdine’s team of Joshua Hill and Elliot Anderson, student-coached by Nick Firetag, won the national championship by beating 30 teams. Anderson earned Best Advocate awards in both the preliminary and final rounds. The team of Nori Horton and Kelly Craven, student-coached by Connie Chuang, was awarded Best Brief.
Pulitzer Prize Winner Speaks
In Spring 2005, Ed Larson, a Pulitzer Prize recipient from the University of Georgia, was a Distinguished Visiting Professor, teaching “Health Care Organization, Financing, and Ethics.” His course was offered through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution which, for the fourth time in seven years, was ranked nationally as Number 1.
Solicitor General Keynote Speaker at Annual School of Law Dinner
The 42nd solicitor general of the United States, Theodore B. Olson, was keynote speaker at the law school’s annual dinner held in early March at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
Dedicated to Helping Others
When he entered the law school, Will Grignon was one of the school’s first blind students. He graduated second in his class (’03) and is now an attorney in Los Angeles who gives generously to help disadvantaged children. Grignon was one of a select few University alumni at the 2005 Pepperdine Associates dinner spotlighted as an outstanding example of the human spirit.