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VISITING Student Facts

Access to Campus Facilities

  • As a visiting law student, you have access to the University’s athletic facilities.  You also have access to the libraries and cafeterias at Seaver College and the Dresher Graduate Campus.
    • The School of Law cafeteria is open throughout the year.  Its hours of operation vary according to the academic calendar.


  • As per the Academic Policy:  The maximum number of hours missed, whether excused or unexcused, shall not exceed two times the unit value of the course.  Students missing more than that number may be academically dismissed from the class, may not be allowed to sit for any scheduled exams, and may not be given academic credit for the course
    • Whenever a student notifies a professor in writing of any absences arising from the observance of religious holidays, those absences shall not be counted as ‘hours missed’ for the purposes of this section.


  • Visiting students are eligible to receive the CALI awards (granted to the student(s) with the highest grade earned in each class).


  • Once your class schedule is finalized, you may purchase or rent your books at the Pepperdine University School of Law bookstore.
  • The bookstore can be reached at 310.506.4659.


  • Although it is not required, it is strongly recommended that you bring a laptop to the School of Law.
  • There are computers available in the School of Law library if you choose not to bring a laptop.
  • For questions regarding computers and other technology-related subjects, please contact Gilbert Marquez at 310.506.7524 or .

Counseling Center

  • The Counseling Center provides free, confidential services to students for a variety of concerns including homesickness, depression, and anxiety.
  • For more information, please contact the Counseling Center at 310.506.4210 or visit

High Pass/Pass/Credit/Fail Election

  • Pepperdine law students may elect to enroll in up to two graded courses on a high pass/pass/credit/fail basis.  As a visiting student, Pepperdine will permit you to take advantage of this benefit.  However, it is strongly advised that you first contact your home school to ensure that these high pass/pass/credit/fail grades will be accepted.
  • The deadline to turn in the High Pass/Pass/Credit/Fail Election form to the Office of Admissions, Student Information and Services is the last day the class meets during the session in which the course is taken.  In the case of courses offered on an intensive, shorter duration schedule, a student may so elect, or revoke the election, at any time up to and including the last day on which the course is scheduled to meet.
  • The forms can be found in the Office of Admissions, Student Information and Services or online at

Housing Information

  • For information regarding off-campus housing, please contact the Office of Admissions at 310.506.6787 or  The Office of Admissions coordinates an off-campus housing book that is up-to-date on current unit listings in and around Malibu.

Law Journals

  • Visiting students are not eligible to write-on to the law journals.

 Moot Court Competitions & Trial Teams

  • Visiting students are not eligible to participate in the moot court competitions.
  • If you are interested in participating in the trial team competitions, please contact Professor Harry Caldwell at regarding eligibility.

On-Campus Interviews

  • You are eligible to participate in the on-campus interview process that is coordinated through the Career Development Office during the fall semester.
  • Please feel free to contact the Career Development Office directly at 310.506.4634 or with any questions.


  • Parking is free for current Pepperdine students.  To register your vehicle, please visit the home page of Pepperdine University’s Public Safety website:
    • Refer to the section titled What’s New in Public Safety and click on Vehicle Registration.

Pepperdine Student ID Cards

  • All current Pepperdine students must have a student ID card in order to have access to campus amenities including the libraries and athletic facilities.
  • To obtain an ID card, please visit the second floor of the undergraduate library, Payson Library.
  • If you have any questions regarding ID cards, please contact Raphael Norton at 310.506.7998 or .


  • If you plan to take less than 12 or more than 16 units in a semester, you will need to obtain approval from your home school (this typically is outlined in the letter of permission that is submitted as part of the visiting student application).
  • If the letter does not contain this information, we will require that you contact your home school to obtain permission.
    • The only exception to this policy is if a student needs less than 12 units to graduate.

 Renting a Car

  • If you choose not to bring your car to law school, Pepperdine has a car rental option available through Hertz.
  • For more information about renting a car, please contact Pepperdine University’s Public Safety at 310.506.4700.

 Student Health Insurance

  • You and your dependents are eligible for the student health insurance plans that are offered through Wells Fargo and Anthem Blue Cross.
  • For more information, please contact the Student Health Center at 310.506.4316 or visit

Student Organizations

 University Policies

  • By enrolling in courses at Pepperdine University School of Law, you are agreeing to abide by all University policies, including those listed in the School of Law Student Handbook.  The link below outlines the Honor Code, Student Life Policies, Ethics Policy, Academic Policy, and other important information.