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LLM in International Commercial Law and Arbitration

At the Forefront of Commercial Arbitration

The LLM in International Commercial Law and Arbitration (ICLA) is designed for students who want to develop expertise in both business law and international commercial arbitration. Learn about the US legal system and gain the skills to begin your practice. The concentration in International Commercial Arbitration at Straus is directed by Professor Jack Coe.

Program Benefits



Now More than Ever

The world needs peacemakers. Study International Commercial Law Arbitration at the Straus Institute to position yourself for the career of the future.


Tech-Savvy Faculty

Our faculty is well-practiced in the art and skill of remote instruction, promising a seamless and effect experience for every student.


Prestigious Institute

The Straus Institute is world-famous and highly ranked in the field of dispute resolution scholarship and training. Study with the best.




The LLM in Internatioinal Commercial Law Arbitration allows students the flexibility to customize their education with nine degree or program options, and gain real-world experience through various clinics and externships. Pepperdine offers more opportunities to handle real cases than any other program in the US.


Dispute Resolution Courses

Design a program for you from over fifty courses in Dispute Resolution from the top-ranked Straus Institute.


Top-Ranked Program

The globally recognized Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has been ranked among the top three programs in the nation for nearly two decades.


Global Alumni Network

Our alumni represent 63 countries from around the world.

Why Pepperdine

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
7:1 Student:Faculty


Accepts GRE for Admissions


Global Alumni Network


Take the Next Step

Reach out to us to learn more about Pepperdine's LLM in International Commercial Law and Arbitration program.

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Fill out the Request Information form to learn about the opportunities that await you and get in contact with a recruiter.

Attend an Info Session

Join us to get an in-depth look into Caruso Law, our distinct program offerings and our admissions process, while engaging in Q&A.

Start Your Application

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


Application Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law's Master of Laws program must have completed the first degree of law required for law practice or law teaching in the country in which law studies were pursued.

U.S. applicants must have an ABA-accredited JD degree. In exceptional cases, U.S. applicants with non-ABA-accredited law degrees may be considered.

Applications for the LLM program can be submitted online through the Law School Admission Council's LLM Credential Assembly Service, or directly to Pepperdine.

All applicants are required to submit:

  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Video interview

Learn more about application requirements


$64,480 per year



100% of Applicants Considered for Scholarship

Partial scholarships are considered at the point of application, without any additional documentation. Financial Aid options are available for those who qualify.

Learn more about LLM student scholarships

Let Us Show You Around

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.



Ximena at graduation holding her diploma

My education at Straus gave me the necessary skills for negotiating with opposing counsel and reaching a cost-effective solution for clients. I developed legal research and writing skills, negotiation skills, strategic skills, and knowledge of US law, international arbitration and commercial law. I was able to learn the common law system of the US through my courses at Pepperdine and then pass the Bar Exam.

LLM '19

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Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Pepperdine Caruso Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263



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