Translating Theory to Practice
It is the goal of Pepperdine School of Law that all of our students graduate practice-ready. We offer co-curricular experiential learning that includes clinical work, externship experience, study abroad, and mentoring opportunities that are unique to our school. The presence of the world's top dispute resolution program -- the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution -- and its rich curriculum of hands-on, outcome-focused training is just one example of a unique learning environment built on the simple question, What works?
Pepperdine School of Law was recently ranked 8th in the country for "Practical Training" by National Jurist, the top-ranked school in California.
In our Clinical Education Program, students practice law under the supervision of law professors with real clients and high stakes, in a rigorous learning environment. This includes externships and practicums, in which students gain skills that will transfer directly to their future careers.
Since 1972, our well-developed advocacy program has competed at the highest level. This important, time-honored law school tradition helps students to hone advocacy and public speaking skills while participating in mock appellate proceedings.
Our Sudreau Global Justice Program touches all corners of the globe through its initiatives in international human rights and religious freedom, advancement of the rule of law, and global development. Through these three main initiatives, students and faculty collaborate to seek justice and create a lasting impact in some of the world's most vulnerable places.
Our overseas and exchange programs include sites in London, Copenhagen, Augsburg, and Ewha University in Seoul, South Korea. These programs offer students unparalleled experiential learning opportunities to study the foundation of American law, while living in exciting cities abroad.