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Master of Laws (LLM) Admissions

Applicants for admission to the LLM program must have completed the first degree of law required for law practice or law teaching in the country in which law studies were pursued.

U.S. applicants must have an ABA-accredited JD degree. In exceptional cases, U.S. applicants with non-ABA-accredited law degrees may be considered.

Applications for the LLM program can be submitted online through the Law School Admission Council's LLM Credential Assembly Service, or directly to Pepperdine via the paper application form.

Applicants will direct their applications to the following departments.

Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Programs

Enrollment in each of the Graduate Law programs will be limited. It is important that applicants indicate their 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice program in the event that their desired program is at capacity. As a result, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Students applying for the Nashville, Tennessee or Heidelberg, Germany programs will use the Straus Institute Application to apply for admission for the LLM in Dispute Resolution or apply through LSAC. Electronic submission of applications through LSAC is the preferred application method.

Enrollment in each of the Straus Institute LLM programs will be limited. As a result, applicants are encouraged to apply early. It is recommended that international students submit application at least six (6) months prior to their expected start date; applications can be submitted up to one year in advance. 

International Applicants

International students are required to submit their application with these additional requirements.