In an effort to provide courses that meet the needs of professional students, the Straus Institute offers academic courses in two locations; Malibu and London. The Malibu campus offers courses in the traditional 15 week format, in addition to two weekend courses during the Fall and the Spring. During the summer, courses are only offered in a one week and two weekend format.
These intensive course formats provide students with an opportunity to complete the program on a part-time basis and attracts commuting students from a variety of locations including Texas, New Jersey, Tennessee, Alaska, Hawaii, Utah, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Arizona.
Starting Spring 2014 Pepperdine will be offering dispute resolution courses at the London campus. Law professionals who cannot dedicate a year to the traditional LL.M. program in Malibu can participate in a pilot program with weekend courses in London, as well as intensive courses in Los Angeles. In California, participants will mediate 20 cases in the courts, observe commercial private sector mediations, and tour the largest court-annexed mediation program in the world.