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Admissions and Financial Aid at Pepperdine Law

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At Pepperdine School of Law, we seek an enthusiastic and diverse group of individuals who will challenge and support one another on a rigorous academic journey. For each of our degree programs, we welcome first-year, transfer, and visiting students to apply.


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Juris Doctor (JD)

Our traditional 88-unit JD program encompasses elective and clinical learning opportunities in addition to required coursework. For those motivated to complete law school sooner, our two-year accelerated JD program includes the opportunity to simultaneously earn a certificate from our top-ranked Straus Institute in Dispute Resolution.

JD Admissions

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Master of Laws (LLM) Programs

Our LLM programs are for those who have already earned a law degree. The 26-unit program comprises an equal amount of required and elective course, as well as thesis and/or externship work for hands-on learning.

LLM Admissions


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Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR)

Our MDR is a 32-unit program for those with a bachelor's degree. The program has 18 units of required coursework, 10 elective course units, and the choice between a thesis project and externship opportunities to round out your education.

MDR Admissions

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Certificate in Dispute Resolution

A certificate at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution is earned in 14 units and is offered as a stand-alone program, as well as a joint program with a number of Pepperdine University's graduate programs.

Certificate in DR Admissions

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Certificate in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law

A certificate in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law is earned in 12 units and is offered as joint program with the Pepperdine Law Juris Doctor.

Certificate in EMS Law Admissions

Joint Degree Admissions - Pepperdine Law

Joint Degrees

In conjunction with Pepperdine University's top-ranked graduate programs, the School of Law offers joint degree options for those who wish to enhance their education and expand their professional options. Admission to both the School of Law and the applicable dual degree school or institute is required.

Joint Degree Admissions

 Financial Aid

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Access to Advancement

Your legal education is possible with the help of grants, scholarships, and loans. Our Office of Financial Aid is ready to provide guidance and inform you of your options.

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International Students

Our Office of Admissions works with Pepperdine University's Office of International Student Services (OISS) to make Pepperdine possible for a diverse group of applicants.

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Veterans Information

Pepperdine's Yellow Ribbon program has provided free tuition to over thirty U.S. veterans in the last two years.

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