Apply Your Best
At Pepperdine School of Law, we seek an enthusiastic and diverse group of individuals who will challenge and support one another on a rigorous academic journey. For each of our degree programs, we welcome first-year, transfer, and visiting students to apply.
Juris Doctor (JD)
Our traditional 88-unit JD program encompasses elective and clinical learning opportunities in addition to required coursework. For those motivated to complete law school sooner, our two-year accelerated JD program includes the opportunity to simultaneously earn a certificate from our top-ranked Straus Institute in Dispute Resolution.
Master of Laws (LLM) in Dispute Resolution
Our LLM program is for those who have already earned a law degree. The 28-unit program comprises an equal amount of required and elective course, as well as thesis and/or externship work for hands-on learning.
Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR)
Our M.D.R. is a 32-unit program for those with a bachelor's degree. The program has 18 units of required coursework, 10 elective course units, and the choice between a thesis project and externship opportunities to round out your education.
Certificate in Dispute Resolution
A certificate at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution is earned in 14 units and is offered as a stand-alone program, as well as a joint program with a number of Pepperdine University's graduate programs.
In conjunction with Pepperdine University's top-ranked graduate programs, the School of Law offers joint degree options for those who wish to enhance their education and expand their professional options. Admission to both the School of Law and the applicable dual degree school or institute is required.
Access to Advancement
Your legal education is possible with the help of grants, scholarships, and loans. Our Office of Financial Aid is ready to provide guidance and inform you of your options.