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Summer Academics

Registration and Fees

Visiting Law Students

Degree-seeking students currently enrolled in another ABA-accredited law school should complete the registration form and return it with their statement of desire to study at Pepperdine, letters reflecting their status as students in good standing, their dean's permission to attend, and the $15 application fee and $300 tuition deposit.

Pepperdine Law, LL.M., MDR, or Certificate Students

Pepperdine law students and individuals admitted to the Straus Institute's LL.M., MDR, or Certificate programs should register for the classes through the normal registration process on WaveNet.


Persons not currently enrolled in the law school may apply for admission to the LL.M., M.D.R., or Certificate programs. To audit a course, please submit the registration form, a brief statement describing your desire to take the course and a resume including your academic background. Please also include two checks for the $15 application fee and $300 deposit. To request an application, visit the website or email . For consideration of admission to the program, all applications, letters of reference, official transcripts, and application fees must be received by February 15 for the summer term. Call 310.506.4655 for details.


Tuition for each 2-unit summer course is $3,430. A $15 application fee and a $300 nonrefundable tuition deposit must accompany all applications for students not currently enrolled at Pepperdine. Two checks should be made payable to Pepperdine University (one for the application fee and one for the tuition deposit). The balance of tuition is due on the first day of class. A 15-day notice will be provided if any course is cancelled.

To Request an Application for the Certificate, MDR, or LL.M. Contact:

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Phone: 310.506.4655
Fax: 310.506.4437
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MCLE Credit

Each course has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Pepperdine School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.


The George Page Residential Complex, located across the street from the School of Law, will be available for a limited number of summer school students. The residential complex offers four-bedroom, single-bath apartments with kitchen, living, and dining areas. The housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early reservation is advised. On-campus recreation facilities include an Olympic-size pool, tennis courts, weight room, gym, and track. For housing information and registration, visit If you have further questions, you may e-mail .