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School of Law Applicants

First Year Applicants – Applicants to the juris doctor program should have received a bachelor's degree from an approved college or university prior to the time of registration. In addition, applicants are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). For a complete list of application requirements, please click here.

Transfer Applicants – Admission as a transfer student may be considered only for individuals who have satisfactorily completed a portion of their studies at a law school approved by the American Bar Association. For a complete list of application requirements, please click here.  For a list of Transfer and Advanced Standing Rules, please click here.

Visiting Student Applicants – Law school students who are currently attending an ABA-approved law school, and who are in good standing at that institution are eligible to apply to visit Pepperdine University School of Law. To access the Visiting Student application, please click here.

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Applicants

The Straus Institute offers the following 3 programs:

  • Master of Laws (LL.M) in Dispute Resolution
  • Master of Dispute Resolution
  • Dispute Resolution Certificate

Applicants for all 3 programs use the same application, which can be found here: http://law.pepperdine.edu/straus/content/straus-application.pdf.  Applicants to the LL.M. program also have the option to apply online through the Law School Admissions Council.

Applicants for admission to the Master of Dispute Resolution or Dispute Resolution Certificate Program must have received a bachelor's degree from an approved college or university prior to registration.

Applicants for admission to the LL.M. in Dispute Resolution must have completed the first degree in law required for law practice or law teaching in the country in which law studies were pursued. U.S. applicants must have an ABA-accredited J.D. degree. In exceptional cases, U.S. applicants with non ABA-accredited law degrees may be considered.