Pepperdine University School of Law to Host 2016 Commencement Ceremony

May 13, 2016  | 1 min read

The Pepperdine University School of Law spring 2016 commencement ceremony will take place at Alumni Park on the Malibu campus on Friday, May 20, at 10:30 AM.

Linda A. Klein, a distinguished attorney whose areas of practice include contract law, employment law, and professional liability, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during the commencement ceremony.

Klein is the current president-elect for the American Bar Association (ABA) and recently completed her 2010-2012 term as chair of the ABA's House of Delegates, ranked the second highest office in the world's largest voluntary professional association. She is regularly named one of the top 50 female lawyers in Georgia by Super Lawyers.

In 1997 Klein was selected as the first woman to become president of the State Bar of Georgia. In 1998 Georgia Trend magazine named her one of the 100 most powerful and influential Georgians. Klein is a recipient of the Randolph Thrower Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Margaret Brent Achievement Award, and was included in the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers.

Klein is a member of the American Law Institute and a mediator and arbitrator, frequently serving as a neutral advocate as well as a client advocate. She is currently on the board of directors for Southface Energy Institute and Neighbor To Family, Inc., and is on the executive committee of the Buckhead Coalition.

For additional information about the School of Law commencement ceremony, visit the School of Law Commencement website.