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Transfer Application Requirements

All applicants for admission as a transfer student must be in good standing with their current law school. To be considered for admission, each candidate must submit the following:

  • Completed, signed, and dated application
  • $60 non-refundable application fee - Waived for the 2017-18 application cycle
  • Resumé
  • Personal statement
  • Response to our Mission
  • Letter of standing from current law school*
  • Official transcript from current law school*
  • Official class rank from current law school*


Please attach to your application a resumé, including a record of employment, scholastic honors, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.

Personal Statement

Please include a brief personal statement indicating fully why you chose to transfer to Pepperdine School of Law, significant extracurricular and/or civic activities, and any further information that you feel should be considered by the Admissions Committee. If you desire, please discuss any applicable factors that would bring diversity to the class including racial or ethnic origin, age, work experience, geographical origin, and socioeconomic background.

Response to Our Mission

Pepperdine is deeply committed to its Christian mission and welcoming to students from all faiths as it prepares students for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. The School of Law's mission encourages adherence to the highest moral and ethical standards.

Review our mission and vision information.

Please share how you would contribute to this unique community.

Letter of Standing

A letter of standing is required from the dean of your current or previous law school.

Official Transcript and Class Rank

An official law school transcript reflecting all classes and grades taken at your current or previous law school and a copy of your official class rank are required.


 * Please send supporting law school documents to:

Pepperdine School of Law
Office of Admissions
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

If you need additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (310) 506-4631.