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Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Admissions

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Juris Doctor (JD) Admissions

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In addition to our traditional three-year JD program, those motivated to complete law school sooner may pursue our accelerated two-year JD degree option while simultaneously earning a certificate from our top-ranked Straus Institute in Dispute Resolution. An extended option is also available, as well as a number of joint law degree options. Learn more about Pepperdine's JD degree options.

Graduate Law Program Admissions

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Pepperdine Caruso Law offers master of laws (LLM) degrees in various programs as well as a dispute resolution certificate. Courses for the master's in dispute resolution (MDR) are also offered at the West Los Angeles campus. LLM degrees and MDR degrees can be paired with degrees from other programs across the University.

Admission Requirements

The Pepperdine Caruso Law admissions process and application requirements varies by program. Whether you're seeking a Juris Doctor degree, and advanced law degree in a specialty area, or a non-law graduate program to advance your career, Pepperdine law provides all students with impactful educational experiences, community support, and unparalleled resources. Get started today by scheduling a campus visit, attending an event, or starting the application process.