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.
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U.S. News & World Report
Ideologically Diverse Faculty*
Best Professors: Accessibility*
Best Professors: Teaching*
*Ranking based on comparison of scores given.
Programs & Institutes
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Ranked 47 in U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Law School Rankings
Pepperdine to Move In-Person Classes to Online Instruction for Remainder of Spring Semester
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.