The Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law is an innovative multidisciplinary 16-unit certificate fellowship program that prepares students to fulfill the overlapping roles of lawyer and entrepreneur through a challenging, exciting, and unique supplement to the traditional law school curriculum.
The Palmer Center provides its student Fellows an integrated education in business and law. In today's world, lawyers who have business skills have an advantage over their peers, as lawyers are increasingly called upon to render counsel on issues requiring knowledge beyond the scope of a traditional legal education. Entrepreneurial ventures are the driving force behind modern innovation and wealth creation, and the Palmer Center equips its students with the educational and experiential tools to form, nurture, and protect such ventures.
Endowed by Geoffrey H. Palmer, entrepreneur and Pepperdine Law alumnus, the Palmer Center offers a stimulating, fast-paced atmosphere, both in and out of the classroom. The Palmer Center offers classes in business, finance, real estate, entertainment, intellectual property, and technology, and allows its Fellows to specialize in one of three entrepreneurial tracks: Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Technology; Business and Finance; and Real Estate. Outside the classroom, the Palmer Center offers topical symposia, conferences, public service opportunities, clinical externships, entrepreneurship clinics, summer fellowships, other social entrepreneurship opportunities, as well as unique internship experiences.