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Clinical Education Program



The Pepperdine Clinical Education Program provides students with opportunities to practice law, work with clients, learn from expert practitioners, observe the work of lawyers and courts, grow as professionals, and seek justice. JD students may choose from seven clinics, five types of externships, and two practicums. MDR and LLM students can choose from five clinics, one practicum and externships around the globe. 

How the Program Works

Our students gain perspective and skills that transfer to every aspect of their future careers. This is accomplished through:


Students practice law under the supervision of law professors with real clients in high stakes environments. 

JD Externships

Students work with practitioners and judges in hundreds of field placements throughout southern California and the nation.

MDR and LLM Externships

LLM Degree and Master's Degree students gain a realistic perspective on conflict and its effect and resolution in society.


Students gain intensive experience in specialized field placements with expert faculty guidance.