Pepperdine is a top-ranked university deeply committed to its Christian foundation and the integration of faith, academics, and values. At Pepperdine School of Law, we guide graduates toward fulfilling careers through rigorous academics and individualized pathways to success. Thanks to nationally recognized faculty and programs and a truly inspiring location, the study of law at Pepperdine University is a one-of-a-kind experience. Learn why Pepperdine prepares you for a law career the way no other school can by exploring our unique attributes.
We train you not just to "think like a lawyer," but to practice as one. Ranked 10th in the country (the 2nd highest ranking in California) by National Jurist for experiential learning, Pepperdine is not simply responding to popular opinion that law schools need to teach essential skills; we are actively helping lead the charge to deepen legal education.
The practice of law today requires communication skills, ethical standards, and stamina that first-year students have often not yet developed. Our new, million-dollar Parris Institute for Professional Formation begins assessing and equipping students to be professionals on their very first day on campus.
Mentoring and Quality Teaching
Our professors have a dual research/teaching focus. The Princeton Review recently ranked our faculty the sixth best in the country with the highest possible score for accessibility.
Nationally Recognized Experts
Thanks to our low student-faculty ratio, our students get hands-on guidance from published scholars and experts in the field. We offer a breadth of degree programs and specialized areas of interest to meet personal and professional goals. Our joint degree options are offered in conjunction with Pepperdine University's top-ranked schools for business, divinity and public policy.
- 1 Master's Degree
- 3 Juris Doctor options
- 5 LLM Degree options
- 5 Institutes
- 5 Certificate programs
- 6 Joint Degree offerings
- 9 In-House Clinics
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
As mediation, arbitration, and negotiation continue to explode in popularity in litigation and international affairs, Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution celebrated an unprecedented tenth year as the top-ranked dispute resolution program in the country by launching a new LLM concentration in international arbitration.
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