Admitted Students Information Hub
Class of 2024
Important Next Steps for Incoming Students
- February 22: Graduate housing portal open for Fall 2021
- April 5 - May 31: On-campus tours. You must RSVP to participate.
- April 13 - 15: Virtual Open House for Admitted Students
- April 15: Seat deposit ($800) due for Accelerated 2-Year JD Program
- April 15: First seat deposit ($400) due for Traditional 3-Year JD Program
- May 1: Submit your FAFSA using Pepperdine's code 001264
- May 24: First day of class for Accelerated 2-Year JD Program
- June 15: Second seat deposit ($600) due for Traditional 3-Year JD Program
- August 9: Launch Week 1L Required Orientation
Here are additional resources to help prepare you to join our community.
Accepting the Offer of Admission
Congratulations again on your admission to Pepperdine Caruso Law! Please complete this form to accept the offer of admission. Once you've completed the form, visit your Applicant Center in WaveNet to pay your deposit.
Please note you will not see a "balance due" in your Applicant Center. Refer to your
Offer of Admission for your deposit information. You can pay your deposit via eCheck,
wire transfer, or money order. Pepperdine University is not able to accept credit
Once you have completed the payment and attend Pepperdine, your seat deposit(s) will be applied to your first-semester tuition. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions.
Life in Malibu
Our students tell us that visiting Pepperdine Caruso Law's campus is the best way to experience our distinctive community. We encourage you to register for one of our limited in-person tours of Caruso Law. If you are unable to join us in person, please register to participate in one of our virtual opportunities with a current JD Student Ambassador or Admissions counselor. Here is more information about our Student Ambassadors and why they chose Pepperdine! We also welcome you to take a virtual tour of the law school.
There are additional events and opportunities for you to experience the Pepperdine Caruso Law community. Please register at the links provided. Additional events will be added throughout the semester.
- RSVP for Caruso Law in-person tour
- Experience Caruso Law Virtually
- Meet our JD Student Ambassadors
- Pepperdine Caruso Law Surf Report
Spring Events for Admitted Student
- Friday, April 9 | 5:00 p.m. PT: Conversation with Ian Millhiser, author of "The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court is Reshaping America."
- Monday, April 12 | 12:45 p.m. PT: Unity Under Democracy: Free Speech in America & Individual Responsibility
- Wednesday, April 14 | 12:45 p.m. PT: Black Male Leadership in the Law Series: Part IIIfeaturing The Honorable Judge Andre Birotte Jr., The Honorable Judge Dwayne Moring, and Mr. John Joanem
- Thursday, April 15 | 12:45 p.m. PT: Straus Speaker Series - ADR, the Moment, and the Movement
Current News from Malibu
Law students find their own housing but we are pleased to assist you the best we can.
Admitted students who have paid their first deposit can apply to the George Page Residential Complex, the on-campus graduate housing. Contact the Housing Office at (310) 506-7586 if you need assistance or have any questions.
Please contact the Office of Admissions for our Off-Campus Housing PDF at (310) 506-6787 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition & Financial Aid
We recognize that a legal education is a major investment in your future and requires a tremendous financial commitment. We are committed to assisting our students to understand the options available in financing a legal education, as well as educating them to make wise financial choices in regards to their education and life as a law student.
Contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 310.506.4633 or email@example.com with any additional questions.
FAQs for Admitted Students
Please RSVP to participate in an in-person tour of Pepperdine Caruso Law. If you're unable to
join us in Malibu, register to attend one of our virtual opportunities if you are unable to visit us in person. Virtual tours and Q&A are hosted by our
Student Ambassadors, which are offered weekly during the spring semester. You are
able to view our school and campus and have your questions answered by current students
while hearing more about their experience at Caruso Law. You can find more information
about our Student Ambassadors here.
Weekly sessions are offered by an admissions counselor. You can ask questions to learn more about our distinct program offerings, our admissions process, and application requirements. Join us to get an in-depth look into Caruso Law, while engaging in Q&A. You can also participate in the Caruso Law virtual tour and visit with an admissions counselor at a virtual recruitment event.
Our Merit Scholarships are based on a combination of an applicant's LSAT or GRE test score(s) and cumulative undergraduate GPA. To ensure fairness and consistency of the scholarship amounts across all of our incoming students who are offered merit scholarships, Pepperdine Caruso Law does not negotiate scholarships, regardless of scholarship offers from other law schools. As the admissions process continues throughout the spring, there may be an opportunity for our scholarship offers to increase. Students are notified if and when this occurs.
During your 2L and 3L years, students are eligible to apply for our Restricted and Endowed Scholarships. These are applied to the spring semester of the same year and typically range from $1,500 to $4,000. Students are also encouraged to search for outside scholarships. The Financial Assistance Office maintains an ongoing list of these scholarships, which are updated with new opportunities and shared with current students. More information on scholarships can be found here.
The Office of Admissions manages the Class of 2024 Facebook Page for incoming students. The class page is a resource for you to connect with other incoming students and is used by our office to post reminders and any pertinent information regarding your enrollment and a place for students to connect with incoming 1Ls. We will admit you to the page once you have paid your seat deposit.
Launch Week is a week-long orientation to a successful law career. Launch Week consists of the Academic Mastery Program, designed to equip students with the necessary skills to be successful in law school. Additionally, it is an opportunity to meet your faculty, student, and alumni mentors, as well as connect with fellow new students. Launch Week is required for all 1Ls and begins on Monday, August 9, 2021. Readings for the week will be made available 5-10 days in advance.
Students are enrolled in courses for fall in mid-July. Students typically take Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Legal Research and Writing I, and Torts during the first semester, and Constitutional Structure, Contracts, Legal Research and Writing II, and Property during the spring semester. Accelerated Option students also take these same courses in the fall and spring of their 1L year. 1L's are in class Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am-3:30 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am-12:00 pm. You can view the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 course schedule here for reference.
Information regarding students' sections and textbooks will be made available in mid-July.
The Fall 2021 housing portal became available on February 22, 2021. You must have paid your first deposit in order to be eligible to apply to the on-campus graduate housing. The complex houses approximately 100 law students and is conveniently located across the street from the law school. More information on the George Page Residential Complex can be found here and you can view a floor plan here. Please contact the Housing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (310) 506-7586 with any questions.
All vehicles, including motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds, require a properly displayed parking permit. Currently, Pepperdine does not charge for parking permits. Our office will send you details regarding your 2021-2022 parking permit in late July.
Once you are enrolled as a law student, please visit your loan servicer's website and request an in-school deferment form. Please email your form to our Office of Student Information & Services to be processed and sent to your servicer.