January 16, 2017 | By Alexa Brown — Former Pepperdine Professor of Law Ann Ching was featured on the show “Starting Strong,” a show which immerses men and women in a three day intensive program designed to show the possibilities when enlisting to the U.S. Army. At the end of the show, participants choose to enlist or not. Ching was filmed on Pepperdine Law’s Malibu Campus, where she taught a mock class and walked the show’s participant through what law school would be like and how it would prepare him for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.
Prior to her teaching career at Pepperdine Law, Ann Ching served over a decade (’01-12) in the JAG Corps. During her Army career, she prosecuted and defended criminal cases, served as an international law advisor for U.S. Army Pacific headquarters, taught legal research and writing at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, and served as editor in chief of the Military Law Review. Ching’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Humanitarian Assistance Medal for Japan earthquake relief.
Ching taught Legal Research and Writing at Pepperdine Law for 2 years. She also served on the Academic Standards committee and the Admissions committee. She furthermore served as a faculty advisor to the Pepperdine Veterans Legal Society and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA).
Pepperdine Law proudly honors students’ military service and offers unlimited tuition contributions through the Yellow Ribbon Program for an unlimited amount of eligible student-veterans. With the Yellow Ribbon Program, eligible students have 100% of their tuition costs and fees covered and receive a yearly stipend for books, along with a housing allowance at one of the highest rates in the nation.
Recent graduate and U.S. Army veteran Sergeant William Kellogg stated, “Pepperdine has such a strong veteran community here, where professors appreciate and encourage our unique perspective during class discussions. Dean Tacha and the administration also go above and beyond to accommodate any ongoing military obligations and welcome us into their homes. Pepperdine promotes and embraces veterans, seeking to propagate values such as duty, integrity, respect, and selfless service in the legal profession.”
For more information on Pepperdine Law’s Veterans program, visit our site here.