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Spring 2013

One Last Shot at Justice

For more than 25 years Gil Purcell (JD ‘83) has served as an advocate for victims of diseases caused by asbestos exposure. By Jannette Jauregui It was December 2010. John “Jack” Casey waited with his wife Patricia in the courtroom as the trial began. The case involved 12 defendants. Ten …

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The Tennis Turn

After 36 years heading Waves women’s tennis, Gualberto Escudero reigns as Pepperdine’s longest-serving coach. By Sarah Fisher It all started with a girl, of course. Gualberto Escudero (’72) was a young teenager in Los Angeles when his favorite neighbor and her brother invited him to play tennis with them one …

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Promises to Keep

Much has been written about challenges within American higher education. As one who has made a career of educating students, the criticism stings, especially when words are accurately aimed and hit their mark.

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