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Online Law Programs

The mission of Pepperdine Caruso Law is to provide highly qualified students with a superior legal education. The school seeks to prepare students for positions as counselors, advocates, and judges; as business persons; and as researchers, teachers, and philosophers of the law. These ends are furthered by a program of academic excellence combined with practical experience. Our online programs expand access to working professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of the law and conflict resolution.


MLS student

Master of Legal Studies

This program, designed for nonlawyers who need a solid foundation in law, helps students better execute their law-related responsibilities and become more influential at work.

Explore the online Master of Legal Studies

  • 16- or 28-Month Track
  • 18 units of Core Courses
  • 12 units of Elective Courses
  • 2 In-Person Weekend Residencies


MDR students

Master of Dispute Resolution

This program prepares students across industries to become more effective leaders by learning to negotiate complex transactions and resolve conflicts in the workplace.

Explore the online Master Dispute Resolution

  • 16- or 28-Month Track
  • 16 units of Core Courses
  • 14 units of Elective Courses
  • In-Person Residencies


LLM Students

LLM in Dispute Resolution

This program is designed for lawyers around the globe who want to set themselves apart in a competitive field and be a driving force in solving the most pressing conflicts of today.

Explore the online LLM in Dispute Resolution

  • 12- or 24-Month Track
  • 10 units of Core Courses
  • 14 units of Elective Courses
  • In-Person Residencies


Interested in studying on-campus? Learn more about the on-ground programs we offer at our Malibu and West LA campuses.