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Acquired by Pepperdine in 1969, the School of Law is widely recognized as the fastest rising law school in the country

Outstanding Student Body

  • With a median LSAT score of 163, our incoming students rank in the 88th percentile nationally
  • More than 80 percent of graduates pass the California Bar on their first attempt - one of the highest rates in the state
  • Member of the prestigious Order of the Coif

Students have the advantage of rigorous, skills-building training:

  • Emphasis on legal writing and advocacy skills
  • Five clinical experiences:
    • Pepperdine/Union Rescue Mission Family Law Clinic
    • Pepperdine/Union Rescue Mission Legal Aid Clinic
    • Special Education Advocacy Clinic
    • Asylum and Refugee Law Clinic
    • FINRA Investors Advocacy Clinic
  • Four scholarly journals:
    • Pepperdine Law Review
    • Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal
    • Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary
    • Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and the Law

With four dynamic institutes and centers, students have ample opportunities to grow, serve, and lead:

  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law
  • Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics
  • Wm. Matthew Byrn, Jr., Judicial Clerkship Institute - the only clerkship institute in the nation, giving students appointed into federal judicial clerkships the opportunity to gain direct training and mentoring by federal judges