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What's the Difference Between an LLM and JD Degree?

The differences between a JD and LLM degree are often not clearly understood. Learn for yourself what makes them different at Pepperdine Law!

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Law Degree?

The time it takes to get a law degree differs from school to school, but generally students can expect seven years of studies. Learn more.

Joanna Reese, Aparna Gupta, and Straus students at the 2019 LLM Interview Program at UCLA

Straus Joins California Law Schools for LLM Interview Program

The UCLA LLM Interview Program is a recruitment venue for employers who are interested in enlisting international legal talents and for internationally trained lawyers who are currently enrolled in an LLM program at a participating law school.

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James A. Gash Named the Eighth President and CEO of Pepperdine University.

James A. Gash, associate dean for strategic planning and external relations and professor of law at the Pepperdine School of Law, has been named the eighth president and CEO of Pepperdine University.

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Is an Online Master of Legal Studies Degree for Me?

Whether to improve their current job performance, move into a different field, or to enhance their knowledge of US law and important legal concepts, more and more students are turning to online education. Graduate Kinga Nagorny shares her experience in the Pepperdine Law Online Master of Legal Studies program.

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How to Get a Job as a Lawyer: Tips for Landing Your Dream Job

Pepperdine Law Associate Director of Career Development Alexis Joyce outlines the critical steps to landing your dream legal career.

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Ensuring Admission: How to Get Accepted Into Law School

Pepperdine Law Assistant Dean for Admissions, Shannon Phillips, outlines the fundamentals to building a strong law school resume.

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Deciding What Type of Law to Practice

When deciding what type of law to practice, Pepperdine Law provides resources in the form of mentorships, professional associations, and externships that will help you on the path to a legal field you may not even know existed.

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Five Things You Need to Know to Become a Sports Agent or Sports Attorney

Choosing the right education, building relationships, and networking with potential clients are key factors in becoming a sports agent or sports lawyer.