LLM in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law
Study in the Heart of the Entertainment Industry
Pepperdine is the only program in the country combining entertainment, media, and sports law, with dispute resolution and business. Electives include courses from the top-ranked dispute resolution program or in partnership with Pepperdine's Graziadio Business School, enabling you to design your own program.
Nestled in the hills of Malibu, California, Pepperdine is centrally located to host a variety of entertainment, media, and sports law events which have included the National Entertainment Moot Court Competition, eSports Symposium, Farmer's Field Mediation, and several symposiums including Arbitrating Sports, Doping and the Culture of Sports, Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System, The New Normal in College Sports, and more.
Pepperdine is the only program in the country combining entertainment, media, and sports law, with dispute resolution and business in the epicenter of the industry in Los Angeles.
The School of Law's Entertainment, Media and Sports Law program is part of Pepperdine's larger network of entertainment and sports programs.
Pepperdine students have completed externships with organizations such as William Morris Endeavor, Marvel Studios, Red Bull Media, and Warner Brothers Pictures.
Tailor Your Own Program
Electives include courses from the top-ranked dispute resolution program* or in partnership with Pepperdine's Graziadio Business School to design your own program.
Connections in Entertainment
Join one of the many events or competitions hosted by the Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture (IEMSC), Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS), Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law, Intellectual Property Student Association, and Industry Expert Speaker Series.
Join a Network of Distinguished Alumni
Pepperdine alumni have worked at distinguished organizations in the field including General Counsel at Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, Assistant General Counsel at The Walt Disney Company, President, Operations & Content Strategy at New Line Cinema, Senior VP, Legal Affairs at Fox Broadcasting Company, Counsel, Original Content at Netflix, and more.
Practical Experience Through Externships
Secure an internship in the center of the global entertainment and sports industries, and gain practical experience at an agency, studio, broadcasting company, or other media or sports organization.
Pepperdine has risen further and faster than any law school in America. No other place can match our distinctive Pepperdine community marked by excellence, Christian values, and rigorous legal training. Diverse in our background and faiths, we are united in our commitment to embolden you to reach higher than you ever thought possible.
Beautiful Malibu, CA Campus
Flexible Course Schedules
Small Class Sizes
Accepts GRE for Admissions
Global Alumni Network
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Accepted on a rolling basis, applications need to be submitted prior to the intended start date and up to one year in advance.
Admission and Tuition
A bachelor's degree is required for admission. Pepperdine Caruso School of Law does not require GMAT, GRE, or LSAT scores.
Candidates must submit the following materials to be considered for admission:
- Application form online or through LSAC
- Official transcripts for all degrees earned or in-progress, including any available class rankings. Transcripts originating outside the United States must be evaluated before submission to Pepperdine
- One to two page personal statement
- Current resumé or CV
- Two narrative letters of recommendation or completed Personal Evaluation Forms
$15,000 minimum scholarship guaranteed for applicants admitted to the LLM program and starting their studies during the Summer or Fall 2021 terms. Not applicable to joint degree applicants. Must submit complete application by the deadline to be considered for this scholarship.Learn more about LLM student scholarships
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Newly renovated in 2018, the law school is perched atop the iconic Pepperdine University Malibu, California campus. Let us take you on a tour through the entire law school, from the classrooms to the on-campus housing and show you all of the people and resources available to equip you with all you need to succeed in your legal education.