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Pepperdine Caruso Law 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 are diverse in our backgrounds and faiths, inclusive, and united in our commitment to embolden you to reach higher than you ever thought possible. We ignite in our students a lifelong passion for law, through a transformative experience that launches them into impactful careers to change the world.

Degrees and Programs

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At Pepperdine Caruso Law, excellence and faith are embedded in our DNA. Our rigorous legal training is fused with our faculty's faith-fueled devotion to the individual success of each student, providing a superior legal education with an emphasis on societal responsibility. In addition to our degree programs, we offer experiential learning, mentorship, and continuing education to prepare practitioners to bring their best to their work and to the world.


Institutes and Centers

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At Pepperdine Caruso Law we are equipping generations of legal professionals to lead with character and conviction and to serve the world by fully engaging in the challenges of today. At our unique institutes, students, legal practitioners, and other professionals gather to expand knowledge inside and outside the classroom. Opportunities for personal and professional enrichment include global study tours, volunteer service initiatives, lectures and continuing education.

Faculty and Research

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The Caruso School of Law faculty comprises some of the finest lawyers and scholars in the nation, with the Princeton Review ranking our professors among the nation's best year after year. Known for their excellence in teaching, scholarship, and accessibility outside the classroom, Pepperdine professors play an integral role in student success and are deeply committed to students as the heart of the educational enterprise.