Graduate Program Admissions
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.
- Entertainment, Media and Sports Law
- United States 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)
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.
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.
The Certificate in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law is a 14-unit program (12 for Pepperdine JD students) offered to those who have completed a bachelor's 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.