Pepperdine People Magazine
Pepperdine People Magazine Fall 2005
Pepperdine Profile: Jim Gash
Wife, Joline (Seaver '92), and three children: Jessica, 9, Joshua, 7, and Jennifer, 5
Grew up in Santa Rosa, California.
Bachelor's degree in finance, Abilene Christian University; law degree, Pepperdine University School of Law
Associate dean for Student Life, and associate professor, Pepperdine University School of Law
"Taking my kids to the pool, traveling with my family, watching and playing Texas Hold 'em, coaching kids' soccer teams, having
students over for dinner and games."
"Intramural flag football with my law students. (I played football at ACU.)"
"My parents, who taught my siblings and me what is truly important in life—faith, family, personal relationships."
Being hired to teach here at his alma mater.
"There are no coincidences." —Mel Gibson's character in the movie, Signs
WHY I TEACH
"My parents, who are both teachers, and other teachers I had while growing up, exemplified excellence.
I'm inescapably drawn to this profession. I love participating in helping students grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually."
"I've never questioned my decision to leave a highly lucrative and high-profile law practice for teaching at Pepperdine. Our committed and collegial faculty inspires me daily to seek and serve my students."