Facebook pixel Social Justice: Advocate for Change and Make a Difference Skip to main content
Pepperdine | Caruso School of Law

Social Justice

an asian male student sits on the terrace speaking with a male professor

The value of service is a cornerstone of a Caruso Law education, drawing academics and students alike to join in remarkable efforts to lift up our communities and fight for fairness and equality. Our commitment to furthering social justice is evident in our curriculum, externships and clinics, faculty scholarship, and the outreach and events that shine a light on issues that affect those who are underrepresented or experience discrimination. We are called upon to prepare the lawyers and leaders of the future to advocate for and improve access to justice; the rule of law; racial, gender, and economic equity; social justice; community economic development; and improvement in the administration of law.

What is Social Justice at Caruso Law?

"What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

(Micah 6:8)


Pepperdine Caruso Law partnership with Ugandan Judiciary

Clinics and Partnerships

students working together in the Pepperdine Law library


The facade of the Pepperdine Caruso Law building


Bookshelves in the Caruso Law Harnish Law Library

Scholarship and Research


  • Anti Human Trafficking Law Practicum I
  • Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation
  • Asylum and Refugee Law
  • California Family Law Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Community Justice Clinic
  • Comparative Anti-Discrimination Law Seminar
  • Cross Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution
  • Dispute Resolution and Religion
  • Domestic Violence Seminar
  • Education Law
  • Election Law
  • Employment Law Practicum
  • Employment Discrimination Law (new fall 2020)
  • Externships (see below for more information)
  • Faith and Family Law Mediation Clinic
  • Faith Based Diplomacy and International Peacemaking
  • Faith and Family Mediation
  • Family Law
  • First Amendment: Freedom of Speech, Religion, & Related Rights
  • Health Care Organizations, Financing, and Ethics
  • Health Law Practicum
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration Law
  • Immigration Law Practicum
  • International Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Rights
  • Law and Religion Seminar
  • Law Enforcement and Civil Rights Claims (new spring 2020)
  • Legal Aid Clinic
  • Low Income Taxpayers' Clinic
  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic
  • Police Practices
  • Public International Law
  • Public International Practicum
  • Racial Justice and the Law
  • Restoration and Justice Clinic
  • Veterans' Law Practicum
  • War Crimes