Beverly Reid O`Connell
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1990-1995
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 1995-2005; deputy chief, General Crimes Section, 1999-2003; senior litigation counsel, Organized Crime Strike Force, 2003-2005
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 2005-2013; assistant supervising judge, 2011-2013
Given name at birth: Beverly Ann Reid
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, November 14, 2012; no Senate vote
Pepperdine University School of Law
The mission of Pepperdine University School of Law is to provide highly qualified students with a superior legal education. The school seeks to prepare students for positions as counselors, advocates, and judges; as business persons; and as researchers, teachers, and philosophers of the law. These ends are furthered by a program of academic excellence combined with practical experience. The school's Christian emphasis leads to a special concern for imbuing students with the highest principles of professional, ethical, and moral responsibility. An effort is made to call together a faculty, staff, and student body who wish to share this experience of quality legal education in a value-centered context. It is the philosophy of the School of Law that lawyers best serve the interests of their clients, as well as the interests of society, when they possess a genuine commitment to high standards of personal conduct and professional responsibility. Therefore, the school tries to convey to its students not only the knowledge of how to employ the law, but also an awareness of the responsibilities to society that accompany the power inherent in that knowledge.