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Diversity and Belonging

At Pepperdine Caruso Law, our community is rich in political, racial, and spiritual diversity which has formed a strong culture of connection among our students, faculty, and staff. Led by our faith-based values, we believe that each person’s voice and convictions enhance our community.

We are committed to being a place where all belong.

Read our statement of purpose


Spotlight of the Month

Martin Luther King Jr, Diversity Spotlight

This year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day comes at a time when our country requires the same courage of heart and fortitude of spirit as it did in 1963. As Dr. King once said, we must choose to be maladjusted to racial discrimination, religious bigotry, and economic oppression.

We have historically celebrated this day as one of service; perhaps, at this time we should also look to how we live in sacrifice to a greater social need for our day. Rather than just one day of community service, we must consider how we, like Dr. King, can live to eradicate injustice.


First Generation Students

Pepperdine Caruso Law is excited to support students who are the first in their family to graduate from college. Through our "First Gen" initiatives, we strive to foster a community that establishes mentors, creates opportunities, and opens dialogue about what it means to be a First Gen law student. 

Nathalie surrounded by family at her graduation on alumni park

I became the person I am today because of Pepperdine – how to be an attorney who has a sense of empathy and compassion in this world – we all gravitated naturally towards this attitude.

Nathalie Adourian

(JD '10)