As graduate students, Pepperdine Law students no longer have an assigned faculty advisor. Instead, each student is responsible for consulting the Academic Policy and Academic Catalog in preparing a course of study to fulfill graduation requirements. Faculty and administrators are available to answer questions and provide guidance. In addition, during Academic Advising Week in the spring semester, an academic advising booklet called "The Orange Book" is distributed to 1L students to assist in the planning process. The Orange Book is simply an aid that serves as an introduction to degree requirements – the Academic Policy is the governing document.
The Academic Success Program (ASP) has two objectives: (1) to provide direct, skills-focused academic support for students desiring additional help; and (2) to provide resources for law school success for all students. To meet these objectives, the ASP provides a variety of programs and resources), including:
Pepperdine is very proud of its students' impressive track record on passing the bar exam. The Shool of Law offers the following support services to support its bar applicants:
The Disability Services Office exists to provide equal access for students with disabilities to all of the programs and activities at Pepperdine. Academic accommodations are not intended to give anyone an unfair advantage, but rather to "level the playing field" for students with disabilities. If you have received services in the past or think you may be eligible for services now, please contact the DSO. All disability-related information is handled in a highly confidential manner.
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