Practicums | Experiential Learning | School of Law | Pepperdine University


In Pepperdine's new practicum courses, students work in specialized field placements under supervision of experienced practitioners and with enhanced rigor and focus from expert faculty. 

Federal Criminal Practicum

In the Federal Criminal Practicum students to rotate through the United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Public Defender's Office and U.S. District Court to receive a comprehensive experience at work in federal criminal practice.

At each placement, students will observe pre-trial and trial practice and proceedings, assist on cases and produce a substantive written project under supervision. Students should plan to work at least 14 hours per week in the course. Law faculty specializing in criminal law and procedure will serve as advisors to students and will meet periodically to guide the students in their work.

Veterans Law Practicum (Ventura)

Selected students work in the Ventura County Public Defender's Office to serve veterans in the Veterans Treatment Court and other collaborative courts of the Ventura County Superior Court.

Veterans Law Practicum (Los Angeles)

Selected students work with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County in its Veterans Empowerment Initiative in the San Fernando Valley to provide legal services to veterans in need within integrated, multidisciplinary collaborations with other service providers.