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Reach Higher Than You Ever Thought Possible

Pepperdine has risen further and faster than any private law school in America. No other place can match our distinctive Pepperdine community marked by excellence, Christian values, and rigorous legal training. Diverse in our background and faiths, we are united in our commitment to embolden you to reach higher than you ever thought possible.

COVID-19 Planning and Preparedness

Pepperdine University is closely monitoring developments for COVID-19. Learn more about the University's response plans to keep our campus communities safe.


National Rankings

#46 Best Law Schools
U.S. News & World Report
#3 Dispute Resolution
U.S. News & World Report
#6 Bar Exam
U.S. News & World Report

#1 Ideologically Diverse Faculty
#2 Best Professors
#10 Best Quality of Life

L.A. Rankings

#1 in... Dispute Resolution
Ideologically Diverse Faculty
Best Professors: Accessibility
Best Quality of Life

Programs & Institutes

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

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The Straus Institute offers some of the most comprehensive Dispute Resolution programs in the world. Hands-on faculty, small class sizes, and flexible schedules make our Academic programs accessible and suitable for a variety of professional goals. Check out the Straus Viewbook

Sudreau Global Justice Program

Global Justice

The Sudreau Global Justice Program touches all corners of the globe through its initiatives in international human rights and religious freedom, advancement of the rule of law, and global development.

Global Programs: London

London program house

The London Program is an enriching academic, cultural, and personal experience. Students may also have the opportunity to earn units for participating in moot court competitions against British Inns of Court and for engaging in approved externships.

Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law


The Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law offers an innovative, multidisciplinary fellowship program. The Palmer Center prepares students to fulfill the overlapping roles of lawyer and entrepreneur through a challenging, exciting, and unique supplement to the traditional law school curriculum.

Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law

Downtown LA, Staples Center

The entertainment, media, and sports (EMS) industries have evolved into areas of tremendous breadth and scope. The sectors continue to grow with opportunity in an ever-changing global landscape interconnected in our current digital and information age.

Pepperdine Clinics

clinical education

The Pepperdine Clinical Education Program provides students with opportunities to practice law, work with clients, learn from expert practitioners, observe the work of lawyers and courts, grow as professionals, and seek justice in our communities.


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Experience Pepperdine Caruso Law

Located in the coastal community of Malibu, California, the Pepperdine University 830-acre campus has been ranked the most beautiful campus in the nation by The Princeton Review.

Who We Are

Pepperdine strives to be the nation's premier faith-based law school, combining academic excellence and Christian values in a unique, close-knit community that is welcoming to all. We ignite in our students a lifelong passion for law through a transformative experience that launches them into impactful careers that will change the world.