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Pepperdine Law Review Hosts 2016 Symposium

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The annual Pepperdine Law Review Symposium was held at the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu on Friday, April 1. This year’s theme, “The United States Vice Presidency: In History, Practice, and the Future,” was explored in a session led by the Honorable Richard Cheney, 46th vice president of the United States, as well in discussions featuring a distinguished panel of renowned practitioners, academics, and politicians. The day’s events focused on the unique history and purpose of the vice presidency, as well as its future as an important instrument for government reform.

“The vice president today is considered the deputy president, and recent vice presidents have sometimes even eclipsed the president they were serving; yet, the vice presidential office in the Constitution has only one original and narrow duty in the legislative branch as president of the Senate,” said Douglas W. Kmiec, Pepperdine University professor of constitutional law and Caruso Family chair in constitutional law.

Founded in 1972, Pepperdine Law Review is a scholarly law journal published by second- and third-year School of Law students. In its 40 years of existence, Pepperdine Law Review has been a resource for practitioners, law professors, and judges, and has been cited several times by the Supreme Court.