October 5, 2018 | Pepperdine Law third-year student Tracy Smith was honored at the annual Los Angeles Federal Bar Association luncheon where she was awarded the Judge Barry Russell Federal Practice Award. Students from five Los Angeles ABA law schools are nominated and considered for the award, and one student from each law school receives it annually. The award is intended for students who have achieved excellence in a course of study involving federal practice and procedure. The award was presented by Pepperdine alumna Ann Chung who clerks for Judge Russell. Also in attendance was Pepperdine Law alumnus and Board of Advisors member, Jim Rishwain (JD ’84).