The Straus Institute offers three academic programs in dispute resolution; a Certificate in Dispute Resolution, a Master of Dispute Resolution (M.D.R.), and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution.
Applicants for admission to the Master's of Dispute Resolution (M.D.R.) or Dispute Resolution Certificate Program must have received a bachelor's degree from an approved college or university prior to registration.
Applicants for admission to the LL.M. in Dispute Resolution must have completed the first degree in law required for law practice or law teaching in the country in which law studies were pursued. U.S. applicants must have an ABA-accredited J.D. degree. In exceptional cases, U.S. applicants with non ABA-accredited law degrees may be considered.
Applications for the LL.M. program can now be submitted online through the Law School Admission Council's LL.M. Credential Assembly Service at llm.lsac.org. Applications for the M.D.R. and Certificate program can still be submitted using the paper application. All LL.M. applicants are highly encouraged to use LSAC's online application process.
Applications are reviewed twice a year for admission to the Certificate, M.D.R. and LL.M. programs. Students can elect to start in the Fall, Winter Intensive, Spring or Summer terms. Applications must be received by the following application deadlines to be considered for admission:
|February 15||Summer or Fall Semester|
|August 15||Winter Intensive or Spring Semester|
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263