Admitted Students Information Hub
Class of 2023
Important Next Steps for Incoming Students
Here are additional resources to help prepare you to join the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law community.
Accepting the Offer of Admission
The seat deposit deadline has passed. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions.
Pay the seat deposit in your Student Center in WaveNet, as a charge will not appear on your account. Please refer to your Offer of Admission email or your Offer of Admission packet with your deposit amount information. Seat deposit are applied to your first semester tuition.
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Life in Malibu
The best way to experience the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law's community is to visit our campus. We encourage you to take a virtual tour of Caruso Law while classes are being taught online for Spring 2020. You are also welcome to read about our Student Ambassadors and let us know if you have an interest in connecting with them directly.
Typically, during the academic year, we have daily scheduled tours, class visits, and opportunities for prospective students to interact with current law students and faculty, which you can register for below. During the summer months, we have several scheduled tours during the week. Please schedule your visit below and we look forward to welcoming you to our campus.
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.
FAQs for Admitted Students
We encourage you to take a virtual tour of Caruso Law while Pepperdine University is closed to campus visitors. You are also welcome to read about our Student Ambassadors and let us know if you have an interest in connecting with them directly.
Our Merit Scholarships are based on a combination of an applicant's LSAT or GRE test score(s) and 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 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.
The Office of Admissions will create a Class of 2023 Facebook Page for incoming students in mid-spring. The Pepperdine Caruso Facebook Class of 2023 Page is a resource for you to connect with other incoming students. This page 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.
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, Launch Week 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 10th, 2020. Readings for the week will be made available 5-10 days in advance.
Students are enrolled in courses for fall 2020 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. Students are in class Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am-3:30 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am-12:00 pm.
Information regarding students' sections and textbooks will be made available in mid-July.
Applications to live in the George Page Residential Complex can be found here. You can apply for Fall 2020 housing once your first deposit is paid. George Page Residential Complex houses approximately 100 of our law students and the complex is conveniently located across the street from the law school building. For a view of the floor plan, please click here.
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 2020-2021 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. The form can be filled out by our Student Information & Services Office to confirm your enrollment and will then be sent to your servicer.