The administration, faculty, and students at Pepperdine University School of Law would like to extend a heartfelt "thank you" for your service to our country. We greatly appreciate you and your family's sacrifice while serving.
Pepperdine proudly honors students' military service as one of only three schools ranked in the top fifty law schools in U.S. News & World Report offering unlimited tuition contributions through the Yellow Ribbon Program for an unlimited amount of eligible student-veterans, and the only such law school located west of the Mississippi River.*
With the Yellow Ribbon Program, students fully eligible for Chapter 33 (Post-9/11) G.I. Bill benefits have 100% of their tuition costs and fees (to include student health insurance) covered and receive a yearly stipend for books, along with a housing allowance at one of the highest rates in the nation. Over the three years of law school, this adds up to over $200,000 in benefits. For additional information, click here.
At Pepperdine, we are dedicated to developing students who will embody academic excellence and a strong sense of service; one that promotes cooperation over competition and values reconciliation over confrontation. Our distinguished faculty offers a diverse and varied curriculum, while maintaining supportive and personal contact with students.
We are extremely proud that The Princeton Review has ranked our law school number one in the country for faculty accessibility for the past five years in a row. Making this recognition particularly meaningful to us is that this ranking is based on direct input from law students.
"Pepperdine Law is committed to providing veterans with collegial support that is reminiscent of the unit camaraderie that I experienced on active duty. From exceptional financial support to dinner at the Dean's house on Veterans Day, this is truly a military friendly law school." – Sergeant Peter Fendel, President of the Veterans Legal Society, Class of 2014, United States Marine Corps Veteran
"Pepperdine School of Law encouraged and guided me during the application process, covered the financial gaps in the G.I. Bill, provided me a fellowship to clerk for the Supreme Court of Rwanda, and has honored veterans at every turn during my time here." – Captain Peter Depew, Class of 2013, U.S. Army Veteran
"One of the greatest things about Pepperdine from a veteran's perspective is that they hold up the same values I lived by and cherished while in the service: Integrity, Duty, Honor, Respect. These intangibles made the transition back to civilian life easy for me, and provide for a truly unique and rewarding law school experience." – First Lieutenant Joseph Cardosi, Class of 2014, U.S. Army Veteran
"Pepperdine has been fully supportive of my continued service obligations in the U.S. Army Reserves. They were flexible with my schedule when I had to take a semester off to attend Basic Officer Leadership Course, and offered podcasts of lectures I missed during training exercises my first year." – Second Lieutenant Sarah Yance, Class of 2014, U.S. Army Reserves
For additional information regarding veterans' benefits, please contact Pepperdine University's VA Coordinator at (310) 506-6129.
If you would like to reach current student-veterans, please e-mail the Veterans Legal Society directly at VeteransLegalSociety@pepperdine.edu. Our student-veterans are more than happy to speak with prospective students about their decision-making process and any veteran-specific matters.
For admissions-related questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (310) 506-4631 or by email at email@example.com.
*Based on public data available for law schools participating in the Yellow Ribbon program. Yellow Ribbon Program Information 2012 – 2013 School Year, va.gov, http://gibill.va.gov/gi_bill_info/ch33/yrp/yrp_list_2012.htm (last visited Oct. 17, 2012).