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Certificate in Law & Entrepreneurship - How to Apply

How to Apply

Pepperdine School of Law students entering their second year of study in the fall of 2014 are eligible to apply to the Palmer Center's Certificate Program. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Students enrolled in the JD/MBA program at Pepperdine University, and who have more than one year of law school curriculum remaining as of the application deadline, may also apply. Please check this website for updated information regarding the application deadline.

Depending on the number of applications received, the Palmer Center may limit the number of new students admitted into the Palmer Center. Applicants will be considered based upon the strength of the materials submitted as well as a possible personal interview with Palmer Center Executive Director or Robert Anderson, Professor of Law and Palmer Faculty Director, or Ahmed Taha, Professor of Law and Palmer Interim Faculty Co-Director. Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission:

  • Current resume
  • Official transcript (Please download Palmer Center transcript request form and submit it to the Records Office). **Please note: No person on academic probation will be admitted to the Palmer Center.
  • One page essay detailing why admission should be granted. The essay should include, among other things, a discussion of the applicant's interest in the program and how the Fellowship would benefit the applicant.
  • Completed course grid showing proposed course of study at the Palmer Center (Please download Palmer Center course grid).

Please email applications to: Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Questions? Contact:

Vanda Collins at 310.506.4292 or by e-mail to

David Feingold at 310.506.4591 or by email to

Robert Anderson at 310.506.4292 or by email to

Ahmed Taha at 410.506.4870 or by email to