The Ronald M. Sorenson Memorial Writing Award is named in honor of Ron Sorenson, who was the Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review for the academic year of 1982-1983.  Ron Sorenson was a beloved leader as well as a committed student: in addition to being named Editor-in-Chief, he also received the prestigious Brock Scholarship in Law, annually awarded to just two students at the School of Law.

The Memorial Writing award honors Ron’s memory by recognizing one outstanding student article every year.  It is presented to the member of the Law Review who submits the most well-written, thoroughly researched, and intellectually engaging comment or note.  The winner of the Sorenson award is given the opportunity to have their article published as the first student article in the succeeding volume of the Law Review.