Seaver Prelaw Scholars Program
Acknowledging Seaver College is recognized for the high academic standards it places on its students, Pepperdine Caruso Law will admit up to 16 Seaver students each fall without requiring the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Applicants admitted to the Seaver Prelaw Scholars Program must meet the following conditions:
(1) Achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 or above through six semesters of academic work at Seaver College and a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 from all undergraduate schools attended as calculated by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
(2) Scored at or above the 85th percentile on the ACT or SAT.
Pepperdine Caruso School of Law will award a one-year scholarship of $30,000 for the first year of law school to all Seaver Prelaw Scholars upon acceptance. The scholarship is renewable for a second and third year at the Caruso School of Law, contingent upon the student maintaining a 2.8 grade point average at the close of each academic year.
If the student takes either the LSAT or GRE at any time after acceptance before beginning the J.D. program, this scholarship will no longer be available. The student would be evaluated for other scholarship opportunities under the regular admission program, which would be based on a combination of LSAT or GRE scores and undergraduate grade point average.
ABA Standard 503
(a) It is not a violation of this Standard for a law school to admit no more than 10% of an entering class without requiring the LSAT from:
(1) Students in an undergraduate program of the same institution as the J.D. program; and/or
(2) Students seeking the J.D. degree in combination with a degree in a different discipline.
(b) Applicants admitted under subsection (a) must meet the following conditions:
(1) Scored at or above the 85th percentile on the ACT or SAT for purposes of subsection (a)(1), or for purposes of subsection (a)(2), scored at or above the 85th percentile on the GRE or GMAT; and
(2) Ranked in the top 10% of their undergraduate class through six semesters of academic work, or achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above through six semesters of academic work.