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Students Represent Pepperdine at the 2008 Christian Lawyer Global Convention
Seventy Pepperdine law students joined School of Law dean Ken Starr at the 2008 Christian Lawyer Global Convention in Washington, D.C., from October 9 to 12. Hosted by the Christian Legal Society, Advocates International, and Advocates North America, the convention welcomed more than 1,100 lawyers, law students, law professors, and jurists from around the world.
The convention focused on six global issues: religious freedom, peace and reconciliation, justice for the poor, laws of life, family and community, and integrity under the rule of law. More than 100 nations were represented, and more than 200 law students from 33 schools attended.
Students attended the Christian Legal Scholars' Symposium, which featured a keynote speech by Starr. Other speakers included Samuel E. Ericsson, founder and president of Advocates International; Andrea Minichiello Williams, a British barrister and founder of Christian Concern for Our Nation; Bob Fu, founder and president of China Aid Association; Roelf Meyer, former member of Parliament of South Africa and a lead negotiator ending apartheid; and Emerson Eggerichs, president of Love and Respect Ministries, bestselling author, and internationally well-respected marriage expert.
Law students attended workshops, lectures, and panel discussions on the Christian calling. They also discussed career options, ministry opportunities, and Christianity and the Rule of Law.