Graduate Program Admissions
Begin your journey to a Pepperdine LLM, MDR, or Certificate.
Pepperdine Caruso Law graduate degrees and certificates are excellent ways to hone specific skills, segue into a new field, or enter the Los Angeles professional scene.
Learn from some of the world's top-ranked dispute resolution experts, go Hollywood with a program that has launched hundreds of entertainment careers, and make connections in one of the most collaborative and collegial graduate law programs in the world.
Master of Laws (LLM)
As an advanced law degree, the LLM program requires an ABA-accredited JD degree (domestic applicants) OR the first degree of law required for law practice or law teaching (international applications). Learn more about Graduate Law LLMs and Straus Institute LLMs under Degrees and Programs.
Entertainment, Media, and Sports LLM
Pepperdine is the only program in the country combining entertainment, media, and sports law, with dispute resolution and business. Electives include courses from the top-ranked dispute resolution program or in partnership with Pepperdine's Graziadio Business School, enabling you to design your own program. Learn more about our LLM in EMS program.
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution LLMs
- International Commercial Arbitration (ICA)
- International Commercial Law and Arbitration (ICLA)
- International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution (ICLDR)
- US Law and Dispute Resolution (USLDR)
- Dispute Resolution
- US Law
Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR)
Master of Dispute Resolution
The Straus MDR program attracts law and non-law professionals across the nation looking for specialized training in conflict management. These include law and business students, and professionals in human resources, business, consulting, medicine, counseling, international diplomacy, and other areas. Learn more under Degrees and Programs.
Certificate in Dispute Resolution
The Certificate in Dispute Resolution is a 14-unit program (12 units for Pepperdine JD students) offered to those who possess a bachelor's degree. The Certificate program is a good option for those looking to understand the various dispute resolution processes including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Learn more under Degrees and Programs.
Certificate in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law
The Certificate in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law is a 14-unit program (12 for Pepperdine JD students) offered to those who have completed (or are in the process of completing) a Juris Doctor degree. The Certificate program is a good option for those looking to develop skills and to engage with practitioners on a daily basis. Learn more under Degrees and Programs.
Learn more about combining your LLM, MDR, or certificate with another Pepperdine degree.