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Graduate Program Admissions

Graduate Admissions Pepperdine Law

Begin your journey to a Pepperdine LLM, MDR, or Certificate here.

Pepperdine School of Law graduate degrees and certificates are excellent ways to hone specific skills, segue into a new field, or enter the Los Angeles professional scene.

Learn from some of the world's top-ranked dispute resolution experts, go Hollywood with a program that has launched hundreds of entertainment careers, and make connections in one of the most collaborative and collegial graduate law programs in the world.

Master of Laws (LLM)

As an advanced law degree, the LLM program requires an ABA-accredited JD degree (domestic applicants) OR the first degree of law required for law practice or law teaching (international applications). Learn more about Graduate Law LLMs and Straus Institute LLMs under Degrees and Programs.

Graduate Law LLMs

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  • Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution LLMs

Straus Institute at Pepperdine School of Law

  • International Commercial Arbitration (ICA)
  • International Commercial Law and Arbitration (ICLA)
  • International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution (ICLDR)
  • US Law and Dispute Resolution (USLDR)
  • Dispute Resolution

Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR)

Master of Dispute Resolution

MDR at Pepperdine Law

The Straus MDR program attracts law and non-law professionals across the nation looking for specialized training in conflict management. These include law and business students, and professionals in human resources, business, consulting, medicine, counseling, international diplomacy and other areas. Learn more under Degrees and Programs.

Certificates

Certificate in Dispute Resolution

Straus Institute at Pepperdine School of Law

The Certificate in Dispute Resolution is a 14-unit program (12 units for Pepperdine JD students) offered to those who possess a bachelor's degree. The Certificate program is a good option for those looking to understand the various dispute resolution processes including negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Learn more under Degrees and Programs.

Certificate in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law

Sharon Lawrence at Pepperdine Law

The Certificate in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law is a 14-unit program (12 for Pepperdine JD students) offered to those who have completed (or are in the process of completing) a Juris Doctor degree. The Certificate program is a good option for those looking to develop skills and to engage with practitioners on a daily basis. Learn more under Degrees and Programs.


 

Online Degrees

Learn more about the Online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree.

Joint Degrees

Find instructions for combining your LLM, MDR, or certificate with another Pepperdine degree here.