Key Examples of How We Invest In You
Everything we do is informed by our commitment to maximize our students' return on their investment in a Pepperdine legal education.
Commitment to Meaningful Employment
We begin on day one investing in your process of identifying and developing your passions and giving you the tools to convert those passions into meaningful employment for a lifetime. Our Associate Dean for Student Success, our Parris Institute for Professional Formation, our Academic Success Program, and our Career Development Team all partner with you for three years to give you every advantage to pass the bar and launch your career.
Commitment to Academic Excellence
Our faculty includes many of the most respected scholars in their fields. Princeton Review's national survey of law students annually ranks Pepperdine's faculty among the nation's Top 10 for our classroom teaching and our accessibility outside of the classroom. Our faculty and staff strive to create an environment in which all students thrive and are inspired to grow into the very best lawyers they can be.
Commitment to Faith
At Pepperdine, we infuse academic and research excellence with a deep commitment to our Christian faith while welcoming and embracing people of all faiths. Our students enjoy the rare opportunity to engage in open conversations with faculty, staff, and each other about important current issues from every faith perspective.
Commitment to Culture
Our family culture among students, faculty, and staff is rich in diversity of race, gender, religion, and politics. At Pepperdine, in the midst of a rigorous academic environment, you will experience a community that cares about you, your life, your family, and your future.
Commitment to Ethical Leadership
On the first day of Launch Week, each first-year student is part of the Parris Institute for Professional Excellence and begins a three-year journey exploring the professional ethics, values, and relationships that shape outstanding lawyers and leaders. This experience equips our students to stand out in character, professionalism, leadership, and excellence against their competition in the marketplace.